Lexus USA has reported the brand’s March 2011 sales, which includes the CT 200h for the first time ever — here are the model-by-model stats:
|MONTH||Year to Date (*DSR)|
|2011||2010||% CHG*||2011||2010||% CHG*|
A strong launch for the CT 200h helped to keep the bottom line relatively flat, providing a much needed offset against the HS, GS & GX models all seeing 30+% drops in sales when compared to last March. The HS in particular has fallen off considerably due to a lack of inventory — from the sounds of it, dealers only have 2010 models available.
Of course, limited inventory is going to be a problem for Lexus across the board moving forward, as the earthquake disaster in Japan has wreaked havoc on the parts supply chain — this is likely to be a problem over the next few months, and will affect all auto manufacturers.
Lexus reported 1,412 sales for March, an 8.4% increase over last year and the best March ever. As for some specifics, the CT 200h had 221 sales in its first month, the LX 570 was up 35.7% and the RX 350 continued its SUV dominance with sales up 14.2% over last year.