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Canada July 2012 small luxury car sales chart
Small/Entry Lux Car Sales Chart
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With the ILX taking its place, it’s not surprising to see that sales of the old Civic-based Acura CSX have fallen 98% in 2012. More startling are the numbers from BMW, Cadillac, and Infiniti. While Canada’s new vehicle market has improved 7% in the first seven months of 2012 (compared with the first seven months of 2011), sales of the 1-Series, 3-Series, CTS, and M have fallen 32%, 16%, 25%, and 27%, respectively. 

In the 1-Series’ case, it’s perfectly explainable. There’s a new 1-Series available already in other locales, and coupes/convertibles are slaves to new style anyway. The 1-Series’ age means the time for year-over-year improvements has ended. The 3-Series, too, has its reasons. With the sedan changing over from the E90 to the F30 generation, supply has been limited to a degree. (Not that you’ll find it all that shocking, but one must wonder how new 3-Series owners would feel if they so how hard their cars are sometimes driven off the boat and across Main Road in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. It’s brief, but full of bursts. Eek.)

Canada July 2012 midsize luxury car sales chart
Midsize Lux Car Sales Chart

The reasons for the Infiniti M’s lack of marketplace success have never been fully understood. Ever since the second-gen M took over from the… er, unique first-gen M45, it’s been a decent-looking, high-performance machine. The M is now available with a V6, a V8, a hybrid powertrain, and with all-wheel-drive. Its base price is some $5400 less than that of the Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic. But nobody wants this car. And, presumably, fewer buyers want it now than at this time last year.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these luxury cars can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or near the top right of this page. After the jump you’ll find detailed July 2012 and year-to-date sales data. Click either of the accompanying charts for a larger view.

Small/Entry Luxury Car
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura CSX
3
– 98.3% 26 – 97.6%
Acura ILX
285
—– 446 —–
Acura TSX 
97
– 24.8% 796 + 20.8%
Audi A3
87
– 38.7% 939 + 24.7%
Audi A4
503
+ 43.7% 3539 + 5.3%
BMW 1-Series
117
– 16.4% 737 – 31.9%
BMW 3-Series
671
– 28.8% 5822 – 15.8%
Cadillac CTS
152
– 29.3% 1488 – 24.8%
Infiniti G
155
– 49.5% 2027 – 1.8%
Lexus CT200h
107
+ 1.9% 975 + 58.8%
Lexus HS250h
16
0.0% 108 – 49.1%
Lexus IS
146
– 28.1% 1215 – 2.9%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
807
+ 44.9% 6605 + 27.6%
Volvo C30
36
– 18.2% 494 + 11.5%
Volvo S60
141
+ 18.5% 1078 + 24.2%

Midsize Luxury Car
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura RL
2
– 50.0% 18 – 56.1%
Acura TL
304
+ 66.1% 2030 + 37.5%
Audi A6
58
– 22.7% 559 + 106%
Audi A7
63
– 7.4% 507 + 57.0%
BMW 5-Series
175
+ 5.4% 1663 + 0.7%
Cadillac XTS
10
—– 10 —–
Hyundai Equus
12
+ 100% 73 + 10.6%
Hyundai Genesis
110
+ 35.8% 752 + 88.9%
Infiniti M
15
– 34.8% 177 – 26.6%
Jaguar XF
26
– 40.9% 239 – 2.8%
Lexus ES
84
– 48.5% 925 – 16.2%
Lexus GS
124
+ 1450% 597 + 628%
Lincoln MKS
35
– 66.7% 378 – 6.4%
Lincoln MKZ
90
– 51.9% 677 – 36.5%
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class & CLS-Class
342
+ 43.1% 2510 + 19.0%
Volvo S80
27
– 67.9% 170 – 39.9%
Volvo XC70
46
– 52.1% 508 + 2.0%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Equus and XTS are here on pricing grounds. Genesis refers only to the sedan.

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