Say what you will about Forbes’ coverage of the auto industry (spotty at times) or love of lists (oh, does Forbes love its lists)…but when a brand makes the cut – people listen.
This time around, at least it isn’t a made up list of the ‘sexiest cars’ or some such. This latest list is the best selling luxury cars. Hard facts dominate – but Forbes still manages to mangle the results by making subjective decisions on what brands qualify as luxury.
Cadillac made the cut and managed to put 3 nameplates in the top 10.
The list and its 2006 sales total are listed below:
- BMW 3-Series (107016)
- Lexus RX (95569)
- Lexus ES (67251)
- Acura TL (65503)
- Cadillac Escalade (54163)
- Cadillac DTS (54053)
- Infiniti G (53008)
- Cadillac CTS (50024)
- BMW 5-Series (49296)
- Lexus IS (48729)
Check out the article and the ‘logic’ behind how they determined a luxury brand (its obvious they had a length the article needed to be since the author decides to tell you how they excluded Maybach, Ferrari, and Aston Martin – even though their entire brand wouldn’t have cracked the top 10 rankings) at:
Forbes.com: Best-Selling Luxury Cars 2006