2012 Acura TL
2012 Acura TL

Of the 16 cars in the first table below which were capable of posting year-over-year sales declines, 11 did so. From the Acura CSX – a car we now know will become the even less fortunately-named ILX before too long – to the now defunct Volvo V50 (which did not record a single sale in November 2011) sales were down last month. 

As proof that percentage declines, though deserving of attention, are not the whole story, consider the fact that BMW’s 3-Series was down 26.6% compared with November 2010 yet was still the most popular small/entry luxury car and the best-selling premium vehicle in Canada.

On the flip side, sales of the Acura TSX rose 30.7%, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was up 58.2%, and the Volvo S60 jumped 119%, but none were as popular as the 3-Series, although the Benz was close. 

You can find monthly and yearly Canadian and U.S. sales figures for all these models by accessing the dropdown menu in the top right of this page. Last month’s edition of this post is worth checking out, as is the November U.S. version. Keep scrolling for a look at Canadian sales figures of larger and/or more expensive luxury car sales.

Small/Entry Luxury Car
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura CSX
120
– 39.1% 1722 – 2.5%
Acura TSX 
285
+ 30.7% 1321 – 33.1%
Audi A3
94
– 24.8% 1223 – 3.8%
Audi A4
325
+ 4.2% 5218 + 4.4%
BMW 1-Series
93
+ 22.4% 1493 – 12.2%
BMW 3-Series
1000
– 26.6% 10,484 – 18.0%
Cadillac CTS
202
– 6.5% 2883 + 5.1%
Infiniti G
248
– 15.4% 3355 – 17.8%
Lexus CT
180
—– 1214 —–
Lexus HS
16
– 79.2% 296 – 58.0%
Lexus IS
171
– 13.2% 2092 + 0.2%
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
12
– 94.7% 2430 – 10.7%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
965
+ 58.2% 8501 + 16.6%
Saab 9-3
10
—– 112 —–
Volvo C30
31
– 18.4% 634 – 12.8%
Volvo S40
1
– 97.0% 478 – 38.0%
Volvo V50
—–
– 100% 94 – 61.8%
Volvo S60
114
+ 119% 1410 + 679%
Canada small luxury car sales chart November 2011
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BMW sold just as many 5-Series’ sedans (and Gran Turismos?) in November 2011 as the company did in November 2010. This means that, despite increasing sales of its Mercedes-Benz rival, the 5-Series still found more new buyers than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class combined

The much less expensive Acura TL was infinitely more popular than the Acura RL and also more successful than the 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz duo. Year-to-date, the E-Class/CLS-Class tandem tops all opponents. The Acura is 70 sales ahead of the BMW through eleven months. Acura Canada sales are down 11.8% this year but the $39,490 TL is up 6.8%. Presently, the TL can be leased over 25 months at an APR of 0.25% and Acura will pay the first $1000 worth of payments.

Canada midsize luxury car sales chart November 2011
Midsize Luxury Car
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura RL
—–
– 100% 50 + 13.6%
Acura TL
384
+ 44.4% 2792 + 6.8%
Audi A6
96
+ 174% 610 + 6.5%
Audi A7
58
—– 542 —–
BMW 5-Series
359
0% 2722 + 30.7%
Cadillac STS
—–
– 100% 13 – 69.8%
Hyundai Equus
5
—– 110 —–
Hyundai Genesis
63
+ 90.9% 765 – 1.0%
Infiniti M
23
– 45.2% 385 – 24.1%
Jaguar XF
30
+ 7.1% 366 – 15.5%
Lexus ES
133
– 13.6% 1740 – 31.3%
Lexus GS
8
– 65.2% 120 – 49.6%
Lincoln MKS
53
+ 29.3% 604 – 35.4%
Lincoln MKZ
79
+ 27.4% 1452 + 2.1%
Mercedes-Benz 
E & CLS-Class
355
+ 25.0% 3560 – 0.9%
Saab 9-5
1
—– 49 —–
Volvo S80
7
– 82.9% 319 – 8.9%
Volvo XC70
88
+ 23.9% 839 – 22.0%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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