BMW sold 1426 utility vehicles in Canada in September 2011. That’s up 122% from September 2010. The increase could easily (but incorrectly) be wholly attributed to the addition of another member of the SAV fleet, the new X1. But that would ignore the fact that BMW’s three other utility vehicles posted significant year-over-year gains. One-third of those SAVs sales were made up by the company’s $61,800-$98,300 X5, sales of which jumped 69% in September.
The X3 (up 38% last month) can be viewed in the chart at the bottom of this post. BMW’s X6, not The Good Car Guy’s favourite vehicle by any stretch of the imagination, was up 3%, or three units, in September. Year-to-date sales of the X6 are up 6% compared with the first three quarters of 2010.
Though much improved, the X5’s sales volume doesn’t match what Lexus can do with the $44,950-$59,700 RX350/RX450h. Despite sales which fell 14%, the RX still found 623 Canadian buyers in September. Leading the pack, Acura MDX sales shot up 40% to 733. Acura Canada is currently advertising 0.25% lease rates on 25-month leases and 25 months of complimentary maintenance on 2012 Acuras. The MDX starts at $52,690.
Back on the subject of Lexus, it’s worth noting that much of the company’s lost RX sales volume is not the fault of the regular RX350. The RX450h is down 39% this year, a decline of 324 units through nine months. In September, RX450h sales plunged 54%. The non-hybrid RX350 was down 7%, or 45 units.
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