Canadian sales of the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJ, and Lexus LS shot through the roof in July 2013, propelling the four cars to a collective total of 111 units, up 68% from 66 units in July 2013.
Predictably, sales of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class are dying down as customers already know all about the next S-Class. For the seventh time in seven months, Canadian Porsche Panamera volume has fallen on a year-over-year basis.
Year-to-date, the S-Class and its CL-Class coupe sibling lead the BMW 6-Series (sedan, coupe, and convertible) by 24 units. In theory, the 7-Series is a more direct S-Class rival. But as you’ve guessed, direct rivals aren’t so direct in this hi-lux stratosphere.
You’ll notice we’ve included the Audi A7 in the “large” lux category this month, while still including it with its sibling, the A6, in the midsize category. We’d also like to include the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, but Canadian sales figures include the CLS with the E-Class. While the two cars aren’t necessarily the most conventional rivals for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, they’re certainly pricey enough to enter into the conversation.
In the U.S., 11% of total E-Class/CLS-Class sales are generated by the CLS. If that figure held true in Canada, Canadian CLS volume would have totalled approximately 192 units in the first seven months of 2013.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank large luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.