June 2012 Large Luxury Car Sales And Large Luxury SUV Sales In Canada


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Canada June 2012 large luxury car sales chart
June 2012 Large Luxury Car Sales Chart
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Lexus Canada hasn’t reported a double-digit sales month for their flagship LS sedan since December of last year. Lexus Canada hasn’t sold more than 20 LS sedans in a single month since July 2010. The suggestion that LS sales are low because potential customers are waiting for the new model is faulty… unless customers have been waiting a long time. 

The BMW 7-Series, which wasn’t even the class leader in June 2012, outsold the LS at a rate of 9-to-1. The historically recommendable but unpopular Audi A8 was nearly five times more likely than the Lexus to be purchased in June. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class? With its CL-Class coupe sibling, the Benz 2.9 times per day in June (including Sundays.) One LS sold every five days. Not a single LS600hL found a buyer.

Canada June 2012 large luxury SUV sales chart
June 2012 Large Luxury SUV Sales Chart

Lexus’s own jumbo-sized LX570 trails most of its classmates by a hefty margin, but even here the LS appears dreadfully unpopular. The LX570 sold four times for every LS. LX570 sales are improving, too, up 333% compared to June of last year. June 2012 was the LX’s worst month since only four were sold in February.

Historical monthly and yearly sales data for all these vehicles – including the remarkably hot-selling Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, is available, free of charge, through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or near the top right of this page. Click either of the accompanying charts for a larger view. The GL was the only one of the 12 vehicles listed in the tables to earn a spot in GoodCarBadCar’s list of June’s 30 best-selling luxury vehicles in Canada.

Large Luxury Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Audi A8
28
+ 75.0% 130 + 22.6%
BMW 7-Series
56
+ 51.4% 289 + 29.6%
Jaguar XJ
14
– 46.2% 90 – 28.0%
Lexus LS
6
– 40.0% 39 – 50.0%
Mercedes-Benz
S-Class & CL-Class
86
+ 19.4% 327 – 17.4%
Porsche Panamera
34
– 20.9% 209 + 1.5%

Large Luxury SUV
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Cadillac Escalade
& Escalade ESV/EXT
69
– 28.9% 495 – 8.5%
Infiniti QX56
29
0.0% 175 – 21.5%
Land Rover Range Rover
31
– 29.5% 196 – 4.4%
Lexus LX570
26
+ 333% 143 + 113%
Lincoln Navigator
83
+ 25.8% 331 + 28.8%
Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class & G-Class
188
+ 24.5% 936 + 16.1%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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