Lexus May 2017 Sales Report

Lexus USA Sales

USA

Lexus USA has reported 25,401 total sales for May 2017, a 8.6% decrease over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2017 2016 % CHG* 2017 2016 % CHG*
CT 825 797 ‐0.6 3,311 3,730 ‐11.2
IS 2,367 2,879 ‐21.1 10,225 14,351 ‐28.8
RC 517 823 ‐39.7 2,600 4,505 ‐42.3
ES 4,228 5,373 ‐24.5 17,134 22,833 ‐25
GS 615 1,111 ‐46.9 2,907 6,101 ‐52.4
LS 317 712 ‐57.3 1,555 2,349 ‐33.8
LC 419 0 0 419 0 0
LFA 0 0 0 0 5 ‐100
Total Cars 9,288 11,695 ‐23.8 38,151 53,874 ‐29.2
NX 5,009 4,031 19.3 21,426 19,221 11.5
RX 8,849 8,804 ‐3.5 38,329 41,367 ‐7.3
GX 1,851 1,859 ‐4.4 9,157 9,052 1.2
LX 404 293 32.4 2,299 2,271 1.2
Total Trucks 16,113 14,987 3.2 71,211 71,911 ‐1
Total Sales 25,401 26,682 ‐8.6 109,362 125,785 ‐13.1

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. May 2017 had 25 selling days, May 2016 had 24 selling days.

The big news of the month is the introduction of the New LC 500 & LC 500h — the new flagship coupe performed well with 419 sales in its first month.

The SUV lineup continues to carry the bulk of the sales load, with every car struggling to match last year — here’s what Lexus USA general manager Jeff Bracken had to say:

“As we press further into 2017, Luxury Utility Vehicles continue to lead Lexus sales, with a best-ever May for the NX and our total LUV lineup,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “But continued interest in utility vehicles is not our only news—sales of the LC 500 and LC 500h kicked-off in May to a great start, exceeding our expectations and allowing our new LC owners to experience amazing.”


Canada

Lexus Canada recorded its eleventh straight month of record sales, with 2,282 units sold. This is 11.9% increase over last year.

The LC also started sales in Canada, with 11 units sold. On the flip side, the Lexus RX was the big seller — the midsize crossover sold 833 units, a 24% increase over last year.

Here’s a full model-by-model breakdown in PDF format.