As the number of entry luxury car nameplates increases, so too does the volume generated by the overall entry luxury car segment. November sales of cars like the BMW 3-Series, Audi A3, Lexus IS, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class jumped 20% in Canada.
Lexus began selling the RC coupe last month as a partner to the IS and GS sedans. 41 of the 56 sold were RC350s, the other 15 were 467-horsepower, $80,800 F models.
No premium brand car sells as often as BMW’s 3-Series. 894 copies were sold in November, good enough to make the 3-Series family Canada’s 19th-best-selling car overall, just behind the Nissan Micra, Canada’s most affordable new car.
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Overall, BMW car sales declined in November as the 4-Series’ gains weren’t enough to make up for 3-Series losses and the 5-Series, 6-Series, 7-Series, and Z4 all reported declines. 1556 BMW passenger cars were sold in Canada in November, a 2% loss. BMW car sales are up 1.4% this year. BMW’s SAVs are up 6.9% to 13,734 units, 45% of the brand’s total volume. Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 1717 cars in November, a 1.4% decline.
Total Lincoln car sales were down 53%. Cadillac’s cars rose 3%. Acura cars, helped along by the new TLX, jumped 55%. Jaguar’s four car nameplates combined for a 3% improvement. Infiniti’s cars were down 5.5% to 273 units. Lexus car volume was up 0.3%, a gain of two units. Porsche car volume was up 17%. Volvo car sales slid 15%. Audi, with 1087 car sales, a 28% increase, was the only premium automarker to join BMW and Mercedes-Benz with more than 1000 car sales in November.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto 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.