2013 Lexus GS350
Canada May 2012 small luxury car sales chart
May 2012 Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales Chart
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Canadian sales of premium brand cars like the Acura TSX, Audi A6, Hyundai Genesis sedan, Lexus CT200h, Lexus GS, Lexus IS, and Volvo C30 improved by more than 52% in May 2012. Canadian sales of the now-replaced Acura CSX, soon-to-be-defunct Lexus HS250h, two dead Saabs, dreadful Acura RL, and boring Volvo S80 all suffered declines worse than 63%.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class continues to be Canada’s best-selling premium brand car, the 41st-best-selling vehicle in Canada overall so far this year. The C-Class’s bigger brother, along with the CLS-Class, found 421 buyers in May 2012; 1753 in the first five months of 2012. That’s enough to make the E-Class, in conjunction with the CLS, Canada’s 94th-best-selling vehicle in Canada in 2012.

May 2012 midsize luxury car sales chart
May 2012 Midsize Luxury Car Sales Chart

Hyundai sold 151 Genesis sedans in May 2012. There are other cars besides the Genesis sedan that want to be seen as luxury automobiles, but GoodCarBadCar doesn’t consider Buick (a brand which doesn’t feature a single passenger car with a base price over $35,000) to be all that premium. Buick sold 224 LaCrosses in May and 218 Regals. Chrysler sold 1196 300 sedans. 325 buyers chose a Nissan Maxima.

Lexus Canada sold 54 GS350 sedans and eight GS450h sedans in May. Five of the IS sedans sold were of the F variety. 34 Canadians acquired a new IS convertible. If only all automakers reported their data so specifically.

May 2012 and year-to-date sales figures for the majority of luxury cars can be seen after the jump or in the accompanying charts, which you can click for a larger view. GoodCarBadCar already published May 2012 data on the biggest, most expensive luxury cars. Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for these models and every other vehicle currently on sale in North America can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home.

Small/Entry Luxury Car
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura CSX
2
– 98.8% 22 – 97.0%
Acura ILX
14
—– 14 —–
Acura TSX 
147
+ 63.3% 562 + 21.6%
Audi A3
170
+ 36.0% 731 + 50.1%
Audi A4
355
+ 0.3% 2584 + 2.8%
BMW 1-Series
139
– 25.7% 469 – 34.6%
BMW 3-Series
921
– 12.9% 3910 – 10.2%
Cadillac CTS
228
– 29.6% 1126 – 22.1%
Infiniti G
220
– 18.5% 1680 + 17.7%
Lexus CT200h
168
+ 124% 732 + 52.2%
Lexus HS250h
11
– 67.6% 88 – 48.2%
Lexus IS
245
+ 52.2% 899 + 6.4%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
1069
+ 2.4% 4672 + 22.1%
Saab 9-5
1
– 92.3% 15 – 61.5%
Volvo C30
138
+ 165% 383 + 28.5%
Volvo S60
214
+ 30.5% 767 + 30.7%

Midsize Luxury Car
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura RL
2
– 71.4% 10 – 68.8%
Acura TL
274
+ 28.0% 1457 + 33.1%
Audi A6
92
+ 268% 417 + 144%
Audi A7
87
– 32.6% 389 + 105%
BMW 5-Series
294
+ 11.4% 1241 – 4.3%
Hyundai Equus
9
– 18.2% 46 + 21.1%
Hyundai Genesis
151
+ 119% 462 + 104%
Infiniti M
30
– 9.1% 137 – 27.5%
Jaguar XF
36
+ 9.1% 168 + 5.7%
Lexus ES350
185
+ 19.4% 667 – 14.6%
Lexus GS
62
+ 520% 383 + 472%
Lincoln MKS
66
+ 29.4% 274 + 31.7%
Lincoln MKZ
153
– 21.1% 447 – 33.2%
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class & CLS-Class
421
+ 16.6% 1753 + 15.3%
Saab 9-5
1
– 85.7% 6 – 72.7%
Volvo S80
24
– 63.6% 101 – 29.9%
Volvo XC70
84
– 18.4% 378 – 6.8%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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