Lexus USA has reported 22,229 total sales for May 2013, a 3.6% improvement over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:
|MONTH||Year to Date (*DSR)|
|2013||2012||% CHG*||2013||2012||% CHG*|
Please note, all percentages are calculated by the Daily Sales Rate (DSR), which takes into account the number of days in the month that dealerships could sell cars. May 2013 had 26 selling days, May 2012 had 26 selling days.
Lexus USA had a very solid month, led by the huge 117% jump in LS sales and a similarly impressive 100.5% jump in ES sales. The GS also rebounded nicely with over 2,000 sales for the first time this year.
On the flip side, all the Lexus SUVs saw sales decreases — yet even with the 18.2% drop, the RX continues to be the best selling model in the lineup, and remains up 5% on the year.
Looking forward to the summer months, the new IS will be reaching dealerships and should bring a big boost to the sales numbers and some positive momentum through the second half of the year.
(Special thanks to Black Dynamite for his contributions to this report.)
Lexus Canada is reporting an 11.6% sales jump, with 1,556 sales in the month of May. Like in the USA, the LS brought a serious increase of 428.6% over last month, with the ES (56.8%) and GX (46.2%) close behind.
Here’s the full model-by-model breakdown for Lexus Canada.