Lexus USA May 2008 Sales Report

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Lexus sales in the US had another down month, dropping 19.6% since when compared to last May. Here’s the breakdown:

2008 2007 % Change
IS250/350/F 5,420 5,722 -8.8
ES350 6,831 8,572 -23.3
GS350/460/450h 1,708 2,043 -19.5
SC430 216 410 -49.3
LS460/600h L 2,115 3,196 -36.3
Total Cars 16,290 19,943 -21.3
RX350/400h 8,082 9,798 -20.6
GX470 1,394 1,842 -27.1
LX570 827 264 201.7
Total Trucks 10,303 11,904 -16.7
Total Sales 26,593 31,847 -19.6

With so many models three to four years into their cycle, it’s natural for sales to drop, regardless of the financial climate. Add this to the fact that the three newest vehicles in the lineup (IS-F, LSh, LX) retail for an average of $78,500 and could all be considered “specialty” vehicles, and I’m sure Toyota isn’t all that surprised to see this kind of drop.

[Source: Toyota Image by Mujitra]