Lexus September 2011 Sales Report

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USA

Lexus USA has reported total sales of 14,995 units for the month of September, with car sales up 8.9% and SUV sales down 30.4% — here are the model-by-model stats:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2011 2010 % CHG* 2011 2010 % CHG*
ES 3,627 3,697 -1.9 26,960 33,960 -21.0
CT 1,444 0 N/A 8,852 0 N/A
HS 231 711 -67.5 2,178 7,962 -72.8
LS 729 712 2.4 6,372 8,287 -23.4
SC 0 26 -100.0 18 283 -93.7
GS 286 542 -47.2 3,080 5,239 -41.5
IS 2,539 2,447 3.8 20,724 24,694 -16.4
LFA 4 0 N/A 44 0 N/A
Total Cars 8,860 8,135 8.9 68,228 80,425 -15.5
LX 265 339 -21.8 2,312 2,595 -11.3
GX 867 1,054 -17.7 8,291 11,522 -28.4
RX 5,003 7,420 -32.6 56,816 67,896 -16.7
Total Trucks 6,135 8,813 -30.4 67,419 82,013 -18.2
Total Sales 14,995 16,948 -11.5 135,647 162,438 -16.9

According to the monthly sales call with Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin, sales were right on target for the month of September, though the 1,444 CT 200h sales were in fact 50% higher than expected.

With the fourth quarter starting this month, inventory is set to jump 22% over last year, including a 40% production increase from the RX 350 plant in Canada, so it’s quite possible we’ll be seeing some much improved numbers to end the year.

Japan

No specifics, but Reuters reports that Lexus sales in Japan jumped to 5,770, an increase of 59.9% over last year.

[Source: Lexus, Reuters]