The BMW 3-Series was not Canada’s best-selling luxury brand car in December 2013, but the calendar year was indeed owned by the 3-Series. Outselling the Mercedes-Benz C-Class by 3151 units as C-Class volume fell and the 3er climbed, BMW’s core model generated just under four out of every ten BMW Canada sales in 2013.
Including the 4-Series, sales of which are broken out in Canada but not in the U.S., the 3-Series lineup accounted for 41% of BMW Canada volume.
The third-ranked luxury brand car was the declining Audi A4, sales of which, when combined with its A5 offshoot, still didn’t quite measure up to the 3-Series or C-Class.
Unlike the 3-Series or C-Class, the A4 isn’t its brand’s top seller. (The Q5 outsold the A4 by 1591 units.)
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLS-Class, sales of which are combined in Canada, outsold the Cadillac ATS by just 103 units. Based on U.S. figures, there were perhaps around 345 CLS-Class sedans in Canada in 2013, certainly enough to make the ATS Canada’s fourth-best-selling premium brand car.
Acura car sales slid 5% in 2013. In the brand’s best year ever, Audi car sales fell 8%. Bentley, which doesn’t yet sell an EXP 9F, was up 17% to 147 Canadian sales in 2013. Overall BMW car sales rose 6% in Canada. Cadillac car volume was up 92%, a figure that was dragged down by the CTS’s 54% decline as it transitions to a new model and, in essence, a new segment. Infiniti cars were down 1% but rose 39% in December.
Jaguar, still SUV-less, was up 96%; up 61% without the F-Type’s help. Lexus car sales rose 2%, equal to 177 extra sales, in the brand’s best-ever year. Lincoln car sales shot up 40% with an extra 758 MKZs and 221 fewer MKS sales. Maserati, which like Jaguar still lacks a utility vehicle, was up 32% to 214 sales with assistance from the Ghibli. R-Class included, Mercedes-Benz car sales were up 4%; without the R-Class Benz cars were up 6%.
Porsche car sales jumped 19% but only generated 44% of Porsche Canada’s volume in the company’s best-ever Canadian sales year. Volvo Canada car sales plunged 23% as the company’s total sales fell to less than half the total Volvo achieved as recently as 2006, when sales had fallen 15% year-over-year.
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