Lexus May 2014 Sales Report


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USA

Lexus USA has reported 26,921 total sales for May 2014, a 16.6% improvement over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2014 2013 % CHG* 2014 2013 % CHG*
CT 1,762 1,623 4.5 6,816 6,039 12.0
IS 4,403 1,897 123.5 19,641 8,867 119.8
ES 6,523 5,890 6.6 27,662 27,813 -1.3
GS 1,753 2,015 -16.2 8,611 7,340 16.4
LS 693 996 -33.0 3,372 4,556 -26.6
LFA 1 1 -3.7 10 16 -38.0
Total Cars 15,135 12,422 17.3 66,112 54,633 20.1
RX 9,476 8,714 4.7 38,838 37,171 3.7
GX 1,958 745 153.1 8,504 3,531 139.0
LX 352 348 -2.6 1,717 1,725 -1.2
Total Trucks 11,786 9,807 15.7 49,059 42,427 14.7
Total Sales 26,921 22,229 16.6 115,171 97,060 17.7

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 2014 had 27 selling days, May 2013 had 26 selling days.

2014 is proving to be a good year for Lexus in the USA — the IS has doubled sales for the past six months, the GX has doubled sales for the past seven months, and most of the lineup has maintained its sales levels from a year ago.

All told, the brand had its best May since 2008 and its third month in a row of double-digit growth.

(Unfortunately, the GS has slipped into the negative column again after a couple strong months — it joins the LS as the only two models that didn’t outperform last year’s sales.)

Read the monthly sales conference call transcript

Read the full May 2014 Sales press release


Canada

Lexus Canada has sold 1,789 vehicles in May 2014, a 14.2% increase over last year. Key models this month were the IS (up 302.8%), the CT (up 35.8%), and the LX (up 24.2%).

View the full Lexus Canada model-by-model breakdown

Comments


  • Logically

    I note that according to the Canadian sales chart for Toyota and Lexus that not a single hybrid sale was reported for any model in May, except of course Prius. Have they perhaps been folded in to the numbers for the non-hybrid versions as has, I gather, always been the case for the US table?

  • Lexus Cohen

    The GS and LS sales will definitely increase over time.

  • Ricky

    Love the is 350 f sport

  • RAL

    The GS refresh would seem to be sorely needed. Does the trend indicate the 2013 LS should have been more than a substantial refresh? When will there be a completely new LS?

  • Lexusdrivervd

    BMW: 17.3 percent, 29,602 vehicles
    Mercedes-Benz: 7.7 percent, 26,617 vehicles

  • Lexusdrivervd

    Anyone know when the GS refresh will come? Details on what might change?

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    honestly i am optimistic about the GS
    it’s sales increases 16.4 year to date, on the other hand the ES start to decrease and give more room for increasing of IS specially so by time IS will be the #1 seller

    which appear more good

    and as the news we have that next generation GS & LS will be much more spportier

    so i think this means that the GS & LS will be competitor to Maserati & Porsche offer more than BMW, MB & AUDI

    so then who in Toyota Corp will do this???

  • ¥€$ Man

    Is 16.6% improvement over last year or is between 21.1% & 22.32%? for Lexus this month

  • ¥€$ Man

    I think is 21.11% improvement over last year.

  • Rob Grieveson

    Good results, the CT has picked up well despite only having only one engine option.
    The GS as good as it is needs more appeal built into it, does not have the desirability factor built in like the Five series does. The LS just needs to be totally redone the refresh is not enough – looking very last year now.

  • leopard08

    but i like the GS, it looks bold and mean. I believe in this car that when more and more people discover it, they will never go back

  • darkride

    Considering the CT is only hybrid that assumption is very likely.

  • Mikeman

    2016