Lexus August 2017 Sales Report

Lexus August 2017 Sales

USA

Lexus USA has reported 30,801 total sales for August 2017, a 4.1% decrease over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2017 2016 % CHG* 2017 2016 % CHG*
CT 204 819 ‐76 4,572 6,183 ‐26.1
IS 2,445 3,525 ‐33.2 17,216 24,085 ‐28.5
RC 665 1,065 ‐39.9 4,286 7,334 ‐41.6
ES 6,404 5,840 5.6 34,845 39,230 ‐11.2
GS 689 1,228 ‐46 4,894 9,898 ‐50.6
LS 413 457 ‐13 2,670 3,768 ‐29.1
LC 291 0 0 1,449 0 0
LFA 0 0 0 1 6 ‐83.3
Total Cars 11,111 12,934 ‐17.3 69,933 90,504 ‐22.7
NX 5,517 5,407 ‐1.7 36,946 33,386 10.7
RX 10,391 9,701 3.1 66,760 67,635 ‐1.3
GX 3,336 2,493 28.9 16,308 15,561 4.8
LX 446 403 6.6 3,516 3,306 6.4
Total Trucks 19,690 18,004 5.3 123,530 119,888 3
Total Sales 30,801 30,938 ‐4.1 193,463 210,392 ‐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. August 2017 had 27 selling days, August 2016 had 26 selling days.

Lexus SUVs and crossovers set a new August sales record this month with a stellar performance across the board. On the other hand, the car lineup had a difficult time, with only the ES & LC showing any real signs of life — from the press release:

“Customers took advantage of our Golden Opportunity Sales Event and we were pleased to see Lexus sedans gain momentum for the month of August, most notably the ES,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “We also saw a sales increase for the NX and GX luxury utility vehicles. As the new 2018 models begin to roll in, we expect strong sales as we head toward the end of the year.”

Canada

Lexus Canada set its 14th consecutive monthly record, with 2,086 luxury vehicles sold and an increase of 5.8% compared to last year. Even car sales are up — here is the full model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2017 2016 % CHG* 2017 2016 % CHG*
CT 29 27 7.4% 314 343 -8.5%
IS 290 304 -4.6% 2208 2004 10.2%
RC 56 64 -12.5% 344 362 -5.0%
ES 166 185 -10.3% 1268 1410 -10.1%
GS 21 30 -30.0% 218 280 -22.1%
LS 2 5 -60.0% 37 60 -38.3%
LC 32 0 0 93 0 0
Total Cars 596 615 -3.1% 4482 4459 0.5%
NX 711 548 29.7% 4800 3883 23.6%
RX 731 720 1.5% 5972 5149 16.0%
GX 24 32 -25.0% 351 347 1.2%
LX 24 57 -57.9% 663 456 45.4%
Total Trucks 1490 1357 9.8% 11786 9835 19.8%
Total Sales 2086 1972 5.8% 16268 14294 13.8%