Lexus September 2016 Sales Report

Lexus RX September 2016

USA

Lexus USA has reported 25,801 total sales for September 2016, a 2.0% improvement over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2016 2015 % CHG* 2016 2015 % CHG*
CT 638 1,131 ‐43.6 6,821 11,132 ‐38.7
IS 2,678 3,152 ‐15 26,763 35,389 ‐24.4
RC 827 1,159 ‐28.6 8,161 10,458 ‐22
ES 4,543 5,195 ‐12.6 43,773 46,962 ‐6.8
GS 1,066 1,595 ‐33.2 10,964 16,233 ‐32.5
LS 345 406 ‐15 4,113 5,270 ‐22
LFA 0 1 ‐100 6 8 ‐25
Total Cars 10,097 12,639 ‐20.1 100,601 125,452 ‐19.8
NX 4,729 3,113 51.9 38,115 31,947 19.3
RX 8,605 7,759 10.9 76,240 69,922 9
GX 1,984 1,611 23.2 17,545 17,860 ‐1.8
LX 386 172 124.4 3,692 2,264 63.1
Total Trucks 15,704 12,655 24.1 135,592 121,993 11.1
Total Sales 25,801 25,294 2 236,193 247,445 ‐4.5

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. September 2016 had 25 selling days, September 2015 had 25 selling days.

The NX & RX combined to make up 51.6% of all Lexus sales in September, the LX 570 actually outsold the LS, the GX continues to hover around 2,000 units a month, and the death watch for coupes & sedans has begun.

With the US market officially SUV crazy, a production model based on last week’s UX concept can’t happen fast enough — it also explains the rumors that Lexus will abandon the CT hatchback for this smaller crossover.

Looking at the numbers, the biggest question is how the LC coupe is going to fare in this SUV-dominated market — it was never going to be a big seller, but will Lexus be able to hit its sales target of 4,000 sales per year? And what does this all mean for the next-generation LS, which is rumored to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January?


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