April 2009 sales have been released by Lexus USA, here’s the model-by-model breakdown (plus the year-to-date):
|April||Year to Date|
|2009||2008||% CHG||2009||2008||% CHG|
Even with the 12.9% drop under last year, the new RX 350 has experienced a very successful launch, and was April’s best selling luxury vehicle in the USA.
The GS, on the other hand, is taking a beating. I have no idea why sales are so low—a 70.2% decrease is tough to understand and hard to counteract. Think of this—due to poor sales, the next-gen GS release gets bumped up, causing the current sales to drop even further. No way around it, it’s a catch-22.
(After months of negative numbers, I’m looking forward to a positive month.)