Lexus October 2013 Sales Report

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USA

Lexus USA has reported 22,719 total sales for October 2013, a 10.2% improvement over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2013 2012 % CHG* 2013 2012 % CHG*
CT 842 1,199 -32.4 12,282 14,811 ‐17.1
HS 0 3 ‐100.0 5 644 ‐99.2
IS 3,570 2,116 62.5 25,630 23,223 10.4
ES 5,997 5,971 ‐3.3 58,073 42,105 37.9
GS 1,293 1,521 ‐18.1 15,548 17,538 ‐11.3
LS 1,055 834 21.8 8,624 5,750 50.0
SC 0 0 NA 0 2 ‐100.0
LFA 2 3 ‐35.8 20 36 ‐44.4
Total Cars 12,759 11,647 5.5 120,182 104,109 15.4
RX 7,979 6,928 10.9 81,258 73,976 9.8
GX 1,498 909 58.7 8,603 8,629 ‐0.3
LX 483 366 27.1 3,436 4,126 ‐16.7
Total Trucks 9,960 8,203 16.9 93,297 86,731 7.6
Total Sales 22,719 19,850 10.2 213,479 190,840 11.9

Please note, all percentages are calculated by the Daily Sales Rate (DSR), which takes into account the number of days in the month that dealerships could sell cars. October 2013 had 27 selling days, October 2012 had 26 selling days.

For the most part, it’s all positives for Lexus in October — the new IS had a good month, the ES & LS are continuing to set a strong pace, and the refreshed GX and the rest of SUV lineup showed excellent growth over last year.

The GS continues to struggle after a successful 2012, with sales dipping to 1,293. That said, the GS is also the oldest model in the lineup outside of the CTh, which is also struggling — I wonder if Lexus USA bringing in the GS 300h would do anything to boost sales?

[Source: Lexus USA]


Canada

Lexus Canada has sold 1,609 units, setting a record for the best October ever and making it three months in a row of record sales. Of special note, IS sales are up 117.3% and LS sales are up 155.6%.

[Source: Lexus Canada]