Toyota’s Audio Interview with Lexus USA GM Mark Templin


Lexus General Manager Mark Templin

Toyota’s Open Road blog has posted a short audio interview of Lexus General Manager Mark Templin & Toyota President Jim Lentz discussing the company’s low sales in June and what it means for the car maker:

Here’s an interesting excerpt from GM Templin on Lexus moving forward:

The good news is that we retained our position as the #1 selling luxury brand, so we feel like we’re doing a pretty good job in a really tough market of doing the best we can do to take care of customers and make profits. We’re also excited about the next couple of months, because all of a sudden, we’re going to enhance our incentive programs a little bit, and we’ll begin our summer sales event on July 25th, which always gives us a big boost during the month of August. And, I think we’ll make it through some tough times in the luxury industry, and we’re doing it in a way that’s going to support the growth of Lexus in 2009 and beyond.”

The #1 position in the US luxury car market is obviously a very important distinction, and one that Lexus is going to fight tooth and nail to maintain. As noted this weekend, Lexus currently has a 5,198 unit advantage over second-place BMW, so it’s still anyone’s guess just how 2008 is going to play out.

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  1. Hi
    Dont know if my email went through. but i want Mr. Templins address too to send him my car. My car makes my children and me sick and lexus will do nothing. Our 2007 rx 350 was oversprayed with a chemical called cosmoline. Lexus made one attempt to clean it off with brake cleaner. It did not work and made the problem worse and we are still sick with headaches nausea dizziness from this chemical heating up and coming into our car. We have tried to get lexus to do something and they will not. they said it will burn off and it did not. we found a website with other people getting sick from this. why does mr. templin think it is ok to have children get sick from this car. I have another lexus and owned 2 toyotas. Do they have no conscience or loyalty to their loyal customers.
    Tell mr templin I want my money back, We cannot drive this car. i

    dcd

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    hi,

    very cool interview.

    thanks a lot for sharing the information.

  3. We just bought the 2010 RX 350.  Every time I drive it, it makes me dizzy. I get this weird sense of vertigo.  It does not bother my husband, but my daughter seems to be affected by it as well.

    I feel better when I drive with the windows open, but don’t feel that I should have to!

    Any suggestions?

  4. We just bought the 2010 RX 350.  Every time I drive it, it makes me dizzy. I get this weird sense of vertigo.  It does not bother my husband, but my daughter seems to be affected by it as we

  5. To the above commenters who say they have vehicle issues, here is information to contact Lexus:

    http://www.lexus.com/contact/

    Please note this site is not officially affiliated with Lexus, so we can’t assist you with vehicle issue claims, but the official customer service may be able to.