Lexus USA August 2008 Sales Report

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Lexus’ August sales numbers are in, and it’s not that bad, considering the year so far:

2008 2007 % Change
IS250/350/F 6,318 5,381 17.4
ES350 7,881 8,646 -8.8
GS350/460/450h 1,686 2,300 -26.7
SC430 187 298 -37.2
LS460/600h L 1,772 3,164 -44.0
Total Cars 17,844 19,789 -9.8
RX350/400h 8,969 10,032 -10.6
GX470 1,720 2,157 -20.3
LX570 748 221 238.5
Total Trucks 11,437 12,410 -7.8
Total Sales 29,281 32,199 -9.1

After that 24.6% drop in July, any decrease that doesn’t hit double digits has to be viewed as a good thing. The 17.4% jump in IS sales is surprising, and would be immediately attributed to the US dealership Summer Sales Event, except the same sale happened last year. Must just be a hot month for the sporty sedan.

The LX 570 continues to be a mind-boggling success — I would have never expected so many to be sold. I suppose it’s just proof that there’s an exception to every rule.

[Source: Lexus]