December 2010 is in the books, meaning it’s time for both the month-end and year-end sales totals for Lexus:
|MONTH||Year to Date (*DSR)|
|2010||2009||% CHG*||2010||2009||% CHG*|
The last month of the year was tough on Lexus cars, with every model down as compared to December 2009. On the other hand, Lexus SUVs all turned in a spectacular month, led by 12,090 RXs sold.
As far as the overall year, Lexus managed to retain its position as the #1 Luxury car manufacturer in the USA, with a 9,216-unit lead over BMW — here’s how the top three brands finished the year:
- Lexus: 229,329
- BMW: 220,113
- Mercedes (minus 8,559 Sprinter sales): 216,448
This marks the 11th year in a row that Lexus has been tops in the USA, though this year was much more difficult than most.
Bring on 2011 — can’t wait to add the LFA & CT to the monthly sales figures!
Lexus sold 842 luxury cars and SUVs, to bring full year sales to a total of 14,249 in 2010, which is down 9.8% from a year earlier. Highlights for Lexus in December:
- HS 250h entry luxury hybrid sedan up 177%
- GX 460 luxury SUV up 159%
- IS C luxury convertible up 49.8%
According to AFP, Lexus Japan ended the year with 33,365 sold.
According to Automotive News, Lexus Europe moved 17,859 vehicles, down 10% under last year.