Acura sold more ILX sedans in Canada in May 2013 than in any month in the model’s brief history. The ILX, priced from $27,850, is certainly a premium-priced alternative in the minds of the thousands of new car buyers who might otherwise consider a Hyundai Elantra – or Honda Civic – but it’s no 3-Series rival.
Yet 63% of Acura’s passenger car sales in Canada last month came about because of the ILX. Excluding the ILX, Acura car sales were down 33% in May. (Acura utility vehicle sales rose 4% in May and are up 40% this year.) One of the ILX’s perceived rivals, the Buick Verano, sold on 603 occasions in May, up 1% year-over-year.
Forget the Verano, however: the ILX is doing its damage in Acura’s own showrooms. TSX sales are tumbling, but weren’t particularly strong to begin with in Canada. Acura Canada hasn’t sold more than 300 TSX sedans in a single month since December 2011.
BMW reported a 235-unit improvement in 3-Series sales in May; Audi A4 sales rose by 245 units; the A4’s A5 coupe sibling grew by 136 sales last month; and the Lexus ES was up by 163 units. 17% of the ES’s total was generated by the hybrid.
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 luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.