Lexus USA April 2008 Sales Report

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The month of April was not kind to Lexus, as sales dropped 17.1% since last year. Here is, as always, a breakdown:

2008 2007 % Change
IS250/350/F 4,550 4,363 -3.7
ES350 5,439 6,544 -23.3
GS350/460/450h 1,568 1,887 -23.3
SC430 217 341 -41.3
LS460/600h L 1,992 3,182 -42.2
Total Cars 13,766 16,317 -22.1
RX350/400h 7,160 7,861 -15.9
GX470 1,625 1,577 -4.9
LX570 799 240 207.3
Total Trucks 9,584 9,678 -8.6
Total Sales 23,350 25,995 -17.1

The LX 570 was the lone bright spot, where sales have jumped 207.3% with the introduction of the SUV update. Everything else was down, including the LS, which saw a significant 42.2% drop.

Going over the age of the line-up, there’s definitely a lull. The IS-F was a step in the right direction, but its availability and market are both quite small, and it can’t really be expected to boost the sales numbers. One thing’s for sure, a drop like this brings change, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some new product announcements in the very near future.

[Source: Toyota]