Lexus USA October 2008 Sales Report

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October was severely unkind to the automotive industry, with almost every company reporting ugly decreases when compared to last year. Lexus was hit something fierce, dropping 37.6% — here’s the model breakdown:

2008 2007 % Change
IS250/350/F 2,772 3,727 -28.4
ES350 4,141 6,516 -38.8
GS350/460/450h 819 1,507 -47.7
SC430 98 316 -70.1
LS460/600h L 1,502 2,951 -51.0
Total Cars 9,332 15,017 -40.2
RX350/400h 5,180 7,940 -37.2
GX470 1,204 2,046 -43.3
LX570 567 116 370.7
Total Trucks 6,951 10,102 -33.7
Total Sales 16,283 25,119 -37.6

The LX 570 continues to defy any sense of logic, closing in on 400% growth over last year, but the other totals are nothing short of brutal. Still, it’s important to note that this isn’t an isolated event in the US — check out the damage over at Autoblog. It’s no small wonder these numbers are from October, because they’re just downright scary.



  1. i am glad to contribute one to the LS460L! go lexus!

  2. @kev: What’s that, did you trade in the GS?

  3. Hey Kevin, no way! I love my GS, we got the LS as a surprise gift for my dad’s 60th birthday. =)

  4. I like to keep in mind that while new car sales are down, Lexus Certified Pre-Owned sales have been way up.

  5. time for a new SC. Soon Lexus wont be selling any models and the way it seems next few months no one will buy one.