Lexus March 2018 Sales Report

Lexus USA Sales

USA

Lexus USA has reported 27,032 total sales for March 2018, a 6.7% decrease over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2018 2017 % CHG* 2018 2017 % CHG*
CT 1 841 -99.9 4 1,692 -99.8
IS 2,312 2,312 -14.2 5,283 5,704 -9.8
RC 271 619 -57.8 618 1,561 -61.4
ES 3,938 4,626 -17.9 9,263 9,506 -5.1
GS 754 737 -1.3 1,763 1,695 1.3
LS 1008 370 162.7 1,672 944 72.5
LC 218 0 0 522 0 0
LFA 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total Cars
8,502

9,790

-16.3

19,126

21,102

-11.7
NX 5,859 5,619 0.5 14,327 12,097 15.4
RX 9,814 9,445 0.2 23,790 21,641 7.1
GX 2329 2569 -12.6 5,691 5,514 0.5
LX 528 512 -0.6 1,277 1,491 -16.6
Total Trucks 18,530
18,145
-1.5
45,085
40,743
7.8
Total Sales
27,032

27,935

-6.7

64,211

61,845

1.1

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. March 2018 had 28 selling days, March 2017 had 27 selling days.

The new LS has performed well in its first full month of sales with a 172.4% increase compared to 2017, and the GS has somehow picked up a minor sales increase, but Lexus cars continue to follow the downward industry trend.

On the other hand, Lexus SUVs continue to do brisk business, with the entire range is up 2.1% for the best-ever March results. One other interesting point — the NX hybrid was up 156.8% compared to the year previous.

Here’s what Jeff Bracken, Lexus USA general manager, had to say about March:

“Lexus turned in a solid first quarter with a nearly 4.0 percent sales increase year-over-year.”

“Our success was fueled by strong demand for our LUVs, like the compact NX and new three-row RXL, combined with the launch of our new flagship LS sedan. And with even more products on the way, like the all-new UX that we just launched in New York, Lexus has great momentum heading into the rest of 2018.”

Canada

Lexus Canada has reported 2,086 total sales for March 2018, a 1.8% decrease over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2018 2017 % CHG* 2018 2017 % CHG*
CT 55 -100.0% 0 100 -100.0%
IS 296 290 2.1% 560 579 -3.3%
RC 18 42 -57.1% 31 76 -59.2%
ES 126 150 -16.0% 264 328 -19.5%
GS 19 39 -51.3% 41 71 -42.3%
LS 44 5 780.0% 59 18 227.8%
LC 22 0 0 32 0 0
Total Cars
525

581

-9.6%

987

1172

-15.8%
NX 769 611 25.9% 1572 1367 15.0%
RX 641 746 -14.1% 1638 1870 -12.4%
GX 33 63 -47.6% 92 134 -31.3%
LX 118 123 -4.1% 257 314 -18.2%
Total Trucks
1561

1543

1.2%

3559

3685

-3.4%
Total Sales
2086

2124

-1.8%

4546

4857

-6.4%