Lexus USA has reported 24,882 total sales for April 2016, a 3.8% decrease over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:
|MONTH||Year to Date (*DSR)|
|2016||2015||% CHG*||2016||2015||% CHG*|
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. April 2016 had 27 selling days, April 2015 had 26 selling days.
Numbers don’t lie — the US automotive market is being dominated by SUV sales. The RX up a staggering 24% with 8,767 sales, marking the first time the redesigned crossover has broken away from the previous year’s sales. The NX also continues to perform well, and sits just over 600 units away from becoming the second best-selling Lexus model in the USA.
It’s a good thing the Lexus SUVs have been so successful, because the car numbers are down by an average of 29% — the only thing saving the car lineup from cratering is relatively strong sales of the ES.
Here’s how Lexus compared to the German three: