Canada small luxury car sales chart February 2012
February 2012 Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales Chart
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Mercedes-Benz’s Canadian stores took full advantage of an opportunity presented by BMW’s slight 3-Series inventory interruption in February. As BMW dealers waited for customer cars to arrive in proper quantities, Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class out-sold the 3-Series by more than 200 units. The C-Class has become increasingly popular as the outgoing 3-Series aged; whether it can maintain that popularity as the new 3-Series comes on strong is likely down to how heavily Mercedes-Benz will market and incentivize the C-Class. Regardless, the C-Class out-sold the Acura TSX, Cadillac CTS, Lexus CT, Lexus HS, Lexus IS, and Volvo S60 combined in February 2012.

Canada midsize luxury car sales chart February 2012
February 2012 Midsize
Luxury Car Sales Chart

Hyundai sold seven Equus sedans in February. While the Equus is sized like an S-Class, its price makes sales comparisons with the E-Class more palatable. Equus sales were down compared with the same period a year ago. Genesis sales were up significantly for Hyundai, however, although the real Genesis volume comes from the much less costly Genesis Coupe. Perhaps this will be all the more true if the slightly less expensive 2012 Hyundai Azera cannibalizes Genesis sales in the coming months. The new Azera is currently playing a prominent role on Hyundai USA’s website but has yet to make an appearance on the Canadian site.

Another car that doesn’t directly compare with the E-Class would be the value-priced Acura TL. TL sales shot up 64% in February and are up 91% so far this year as the core Acura passenger car has accounted for a third of all Acura Canada sales in early 2012.

After the jump you’ll find detailed February sales figures for more than 30 luxury cars. Detailed monthly and yearly sales figures are always available through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or on GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats home. 

Small/Entry Luxury Car
February 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura CSX
1
– 98.9% 3 – 98.3%
Acura TSX 
92
+ 3.4% 170 + 23.2%
Audi A3
93
+ 6.9% 222 + 52.1%
Audi A4
400
+ 4.4% 834 + 8.6%
BMW 1-Series
54
– 51.4% 96 – 36.8%
BMW 3-Series
521
– 26.2% 1221 + 6.3%
Cadillac CTS
204
+ 8.5% 343 – 11.4%
Infiniti G
382
+ 63.9% 584 + 55.7%
Lexus CT
98
—– 186 —–
Lexus HS
30
+ 25.0% 42 – 8.7%
Lexus IS
112
– 26.8% 235 – 12.3%
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
—–
– 100% 1 – 99.8%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
744
+ 18.1% 1321 + 31.1%
Saab 9-3
1
—– 4 – 42.9%
Volvo C30
22
+ 10.0% 82 – 30.5%
Volvo S60
112
+ 53.4% 190 + 32.9%

Midsize Luxury Car
February 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura RL
1
– 66.7% 1 – 85.7%
Acura TL
337
+ 64.4% 559 + 91.4%
Audi A6
74
+ 185% 159 + 174%
Audi A7
58
—– 123 —–
BMW 5-Series
147
– 25.8% 270 – 25.6%
Cadillac STS
1
—– 2 —–
Hyundai Equus
7
– 12.5% 16 + 33.3%
Hyundai Genesis
66
+ 187% 111 + 131%
Infiniti M
23
– 20.7% 36 – 21.7%
Jaguar XF
29
– 3.3% 45 – 8.2%
Lexus ES
87
– 7.4% 174 – 10.8%
Lexus GS
63
+ 250% 73 + 152%
Lincoln MKS
39
+ 105% 64 + 56.1%
Lincoln MKZ
79
– 22.5% 121 – 14.8%
Mercedes-Benz
E-Class & CLS-Class
225
+ 11.9% 410 + 14.2%
Saab 9-5
—–
– 100% 2 – 66.7%
Volvo S80
1
– 97.1% 6 – 90.3%
Volvo XC70
44
– 4.3% 103 + 27.2%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
Genesis sales are for the sedan only

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