2011 Tōhoku earthquake has had on the Japanese automaker." /> Lexus May 2011 Sales Report | Lexus Enthusiast
CanadaFeaturesSales ReportsUSA

Lexus May 2011 Sales Report

Lexus Logo

USA

Lexus USA has published their sales figures for May, and if anything, it shows the drastic effect the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake has had on the Japanese automaker:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2011 2010 % CHG* 2011 2010 % CHG*
ES 2,400 5,115 -49.2 14,438 18,643 -22.6
CT 454 0 N/A 3,528 0 N/A
HS 220 1,360 -82.5 1,198 5,889 -79.7
LS 585 944 -32.9 3,742 4,911 -23.8
SC 1 34 -96.8 15 147 -89.8
GS 306 771 -57.0 1,794 2,947 -39.1
IS 1,715 3,247 -42.8 11,384 13,279 -14.3
LFA 0 0 N/A 22 0 N/A
Total Cars 5,681 11,471 -46.3 36,121 45,816 -21.2
LX 142 216 -28.8 1,341 1,324 1.3
GX 635 1,413 -51.3 5,078 6,946 -26.9
RX 5,847 9,116 -30.5 34,697 36,012 -3.7
Total Trucks 6,624 10,745 -33.2 41,116 44,282 -7.1
Total Sales 12,305 22,216 -40.0 77,237 90,098 -14.3

It’s a simple fact, really — if you don’t have the inventory, you have nothing to sell, and I don’t think there’s much more to these numbers than that. The good news is that Lexus expects to be back (PDF link) to near full production in June, but even that silver lining has a drawback: these models will take some time to reach North America, and probably won’t be in dealerships until August — meaning we can expect to see a couple more lean months.

Canada

The May sales for Lexus Canada tell a similar story, as sales fell 30.3% to 989 units.

Comments
J
  • J
    joshd
  • June 1, 2011
wonder if this will effect 2012 models... 
J
Ouch thats a big decline.
B
  • B
    Brenduro
  • June 1, 2011
It usually takes just over 1 month for a new Lexus made in Japan to reach the USA, go through the port and to arrive at a dealer - and this is on the east coast. I would imagine it may be a bit shorter on the west coast. So if production gets ramped back up in June, hopefully, we could see some cars in July. 
    K
    • K
    • June 1, 2011
    It's much longer up here in Canada -- I believe it takes three months for cars to arrive.
    B
    • B
      Brenduro
    • June 4, 2011
    Interesting. I wonder what the hold-up is. Thanks for that tidbit.
    M
    Must be a customs issue.
T
  • T
    Tamarisk
  • June 1, 2011
I'm not buying my new IS 250 until November at the earliest, so hopefully there will be good deals to be had by then.
  • Anonymous
  • June 2, 2011
I can see Lexus making a big comeback soon! Krew: the menu on the top of your website with the model lineup has been messed up for quite awhile, and it's like that on any computer I go on.
P
  • P
    Pwnderz
  • June 2, 2011
Now the question remains, how long until Toyota/Lexus revamps production back to original capacity..
S
  • S
    SithfromSwiss
  • June 2, 2011
Damn, that hurts. Good news: 159 Ct200hs were sold in may in spain.
    S
    • S
      SithfromSwiss
    • June 2, 2011
      May   Spain:   233  + 46%   = 1167 YTD,  +41% France:   266  + 103%  = 1206 YTD , +32%
    K
    • K
    • June 14, 2011
    Thanks for the totals -- I might have to expand my coverage!
K
  • K
    King
  • June 14, 2011
If you think about it the sales are quite good, considering right now Lexus/Toyota are going through "worst case scenario"
    K
    • K
    • June 14, 2011
    It's quite possible we'll never see numbers this low again once production normalizes, and if this is as bad as it gets, I don't think Lexus really has much to worry about.
G
  • G
    Gold
  • June 17, 2011
Lol the Germans are probably cheering now, but let them laugh, because I doubt they'll be outselling Lexus for over 20yrs like how Lexus PWNED all them dirty Germans.. Next year I expect Lexus to be back up to #1

G
Top