Lexus January 2008 Sales Report

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I was hoping to debut a cool graphing feature for Lexus sales data this month, but frustration and timing has finally gotten the best of me, so here’s the data in a plain old chart:

2008 2007 % Change
IS250/350 3,262 3,395 -3.9
ES350 4,346 5,320 -18.3
GS350 1,270 1,368 -7.2
GS460/450h 210 183 14.8
SC430 183 302 -39.4
LS460/600h L 1,906 3,006 -36.6
Total Cars 11,177 13,574 -17.7
RX350/400h 6,755 6,544 3.2
GX470 1,657 1,713 -3.3
LX570 710 287 147.4
Total Trucks 9,122 8,544 6.8
Total Sales 20,299 22,118 -8.2

With the exception of the newly released LX 570 and slight increases in GS 460/450h and RX 350/400h sales, it was a down month. In particular, LS sales dropped substantially, 36.6% less than January 2007.

Overall truck sales were strong enough to lessen the 17.7% decrease in car sales,  but it’s still a big enough drop to start taking the automotive industry’s forecasts for a slow 2008 to heart.

[Source: Toyota]