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Canada’s Best-Selling Infiniti In May
One year ago, Japan’s three luxury brands combined to own 19.6% of the Canadian luxury car market, less than BMW or Mercedes-Benz, individually. In May 2012, the same three brands – Acura, Infiniti, and Lexus – combined to own 26.2% of the Canadian luxury car market, substantially more than either BMW or Mercedes-Benz.
At Lexus, sales of Canada’s best-selling luxury crossover, the RX, jumped 35%. The RX hybrid accounted for 11% of the 660 RX sales. In Acura showrooms, the new RDX was the brand’s second-best-selling model as sales jumped 176% to 594. And in only its second month on sale, the Infiniti JX35 became Canada’s 13th-best-selling premium brand vehicle, finishing ahead of the BMW X5, BMW 5-Series, Acura TL, and Cadillac SRX.
The luxury brands in this chart were responsible for 14,824 sales in May 2012, or 8.4% of the overall market. The U.S. version of this chart shows luxury brands accounting for 10.2% of the overall American new vehicle market.