Lexus September 2011 Sales Report


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USA

Lexus USA has reported total sales of 14,995 units for the month of September, with car sales up 8.9% and SUV sales down 30.4% — here are the model-by-model stats:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2011 2010 % CHG* 2011 2010 % CHG*
ES 3,627 3,697 -1.9 26,960 33,960 -21.0
CT 1,444 0 N/A 8,852 0 N/A
HS 231 711 -67.5 2,178 7,962 -72.8
LS 729 712 2.4 6,372 8,287 -23.4
SC 0 26 -100.0 18 283 -93.7
GS 286 542 -47.2 3,080 5,239 -41.5
IS 2,539 2,447 3.8 20,724 24,694 -16.4
LFA 4 0 N/A 44 0 N/A
Total Cars 8,860 8,135 8.9 68,228 80,425 -15.5
LX 265 339 -21.8 2,312 2,595 -11.3
GX 867 1,054 -17.7 8,291 11,522 -28.4
RX 5,003 7,420 -32.6 56,816 67,896 -16.7
Total Trucks 6,135 8,813 -30.4 67,419 82,013 -18.2
Total Sales 14,995 16,948 -11.5 135,647 162,438 -16.9

According to the monthly sales call with Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin, sales were right on target for the month of September, though the 1,444 CT 200h sales were in fact 50% higher than expected.

With the fourth quarter starting this month, inventory is set to jump 22% over last year, including a 40% production increase from the RX 350 plant in Canada, so it’s quite possible we’ll be seeing some much improved numbers to end the year.

Japan

No specifics, but Reuters reports that Lexus sales in Japan jumped to 5,770, an increase of 59.9% over last year.

[Source: Lexus, Reuters]

Comments


  • BlackDynamite

    I want to see a gas version of the CT next year, if they want to maintain this sales momentum
    Next year will be a big year for Lexus anyway, with the ES, IS, and GS coming around.

    A Rav4-based SUV under the RX wouldn’t be a bad idea
    A larger CUV over the RX wouldn’t be a bad idea either.
    BD

  • Jerry

    Whats the chances of Lexus keeping the #1 spot in sales this year? 

  • BlackDynamite

    About 1%
    They conceded not long after the Sendai tsunami
    BD 

  • Jerry

    I was afraid of that. I knew they really didn’t expect to maintain their number one spot but I thought since sales were on target and actually well above target for the CT, plus considering the special editions coming for the LS, ES, and CT, that those sales might make up for the ones lost earlier in the year. Who is on track to beat them this year? 

  • BlackDynamite

    BMW and Mercedes will battle it out, and offer $5k incentives per unit, to win the crown from Lexus 
    Lincoln was the last one to hold the sales title since Lexus took over in 2000, so this is highly coveted by both companies, even though both are too proud to admit it

    BMW is ahead by 7k units with Q4 left.  They are the odds on favorite.
    BD

  • F1motor

    The sales numbers are quite disappointing considering both BMW & Mercedes sold more units last month then August..

    Mercedes sold 20,323 in August and they sold 23,428 last month
    BMW sold 20,815 in August and they sold 21,750 last month

    Lexus in the other hand shrank.. Lexus sold 18,103 in August and only 14,995 last month..

    Why? I don’t know

  • BlackDynamite

    Lexus has had supply issues ever since March, and they say things should be remedied this month
    BD

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-J-Nordvik/100001045418399 Lasse J. Nordvik

    The local newspaper published car sales statistics today,and the CT is the 5th best selling passenger car in my home town! :-D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-J-Nordvik/100001045418399 Lasse J. Nordvik

    The local newspaper published car sales statistics today,and the CT is the 5th best selling passenger car in my home town! :-D

  • F1motor

    When I was in EUROPE this year I did not see a single Lexus anywhere

  • Sith

    Lexus sales in Japan jumped to 5,770.
    Damn thats a lot.
    Normally are between 2500 and 3500 pieces.

  • Max_bramante

    I live in Italy (In the region of Lazio) and is very easily to meet Lexus cars, even in my small city and that’s a great thing considering the fact that Italy is the worst place to sell Lexus so I don’t believe that you never met a single Lexus in Europe.

  • F1motor

    How many Lexus were sold in Italy last month?

  • Sith

    Last month Lexus sold: 134 vehicles in Italy ; 1098 YTD (+ 51,7%)