Lexus April 2016 Sales Report

Lexus RX April 2016

USA

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*
CT 577 1,170 -52.5 2,933 4,569 -36.4
IS 2,654 4,008 -36.2 11,472 15,254 -25.5
RC 813 1,226 -36.1 3,682 4,258 -14.4
ES 4,442 4,701 -9.0 17,460 18,746 -7.8
GS 1,001 1,711 -43.7 4,990 7,615 -35.1
LS 397 609 -37.2 1,637 2,457 -34.0
LFA 0 0 N/A 5 4 23.8
Total Cars 9,884 13,425 -29.1 42,179 52,903 -21.1
NX 3,815 3,421 7.4 15,190 12,532 20.0
RX 8,767 6,810 24.0 32,563 29,046 11.0
GX 1,974 1,950 -2.5 7,193 7,430 -4.1
LX 442 270 57.6 1,978 1,145 71.1
Total Trucks 14,998 12,451 16.0 56,924 50,153 12.4
Total Sales 24,882 25,876 -7.4 99,103 103,056 -4.8

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:

  1. Mercedes USA: 29,236 units sold
  2. BMW USA: 24,951 units sold
  3. Lexus USA: 24,882 units sold
  4. Audi USA: 17,801 units sold