Lexus #1 Luxury Car Brand in USA for 10th Consecutive Year

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All 2009 US car sales have been reported, and Lexus has secured the top spot among its competitors as the #1 luxury car brand in the USA for the 10th consecutive year, with 215,975 vehicles sold.

The closest rival was BMW, who had pulled ahead of Lexus earlier in July but fell behind after a slow fourth quarter and ended the year with 196,502 units sold. Mercedes was third with 190,604.

All three brands suffered similar sales decreases in 2009—Lexus saw sales fall 17%, BMW 21%, and Mercedes 15%—so it should be wide open for any of the three brands to take the top spot in 2010.

[Source: BusinessWeek]