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
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.