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Lexus June 2018 Sales Report

Lexus LS June Sales

USA

Lexus USA has reported 23,750 total sales for June 2018, a 6.2% daily sales rate decrease over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2018 2017 DSR % CHG* 2018 2017 DSR % CHG*
CT 0 615 -100 4 3,926 -99.9
IS 2,017 2,103 -7.6 11,296 12,328 -9.6
RC 328 499 -36.7 1,749 3,099 -44.3
ES 3,592 4,666 -25.9 19,901 21,800 -9.9
GS 602 646 -10.3 3,688 3,553 2.5
LS 789 300 153.3 4,369 1,855 132.5
LC 161 423 -63 1,016 845 19
LFA 0 0 0 2 0 0
Total Cars
7,489

9,252

-22.1

42,025

47,406

-12.5
NX 4,862 4,597 1.8 28,672 26,023 8.7
RX 8,854 8,408 1.4 50,051 46,737 5.7
GX 2149 1740 18.9 11,670 10,897 5.7
LX 396 398 -4.2 2,582 2,697 -5.5
Total Trucks 16,261
15,143
3.4
92,975
86,354
6.3
Total Sales
23,750

24,395

-6.2

135,000

133,760

-0.4

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. June 2018 had 27 selling days, June 2017 had 26 selling days.

Some highlights from the month:

  • Lexus LUVs posted a 7.4 percent increase, a best-ever June
  • NX Hybrid up 270 percent, the sixth consecutive best-ever month
  • NX combined sales up 5.8 percent in June, a best-ever June and first half
  • RX saw gain of 5.3 percent in June
  • GX increased 23.5 percent, a best-ever June in 13 years
  • LS up 135.5 percent in the first half

“Lexus closed out the first half of the year up led by best-ever LUV sales,” said David Christ, group vice president and general manager, Lexus division. “RX is up seven percent year-to-date and remains the top-selling luxury vehicle in the industry while the NX delivered ten percent year-over-year growth.

“In addition to these great results, we successfully launched our flagship sedan, the all-new LS 500, and the all-new RXL. We’re looking forward to continued success in the third quarter, which will get a boost from our all-new ES sedan that goes on sale in September.”

Comments
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
corradoMR2
I 100% agree and this is exactly my case. Took the plunge on the Stinger and it is an incredible piece of machinery. We still have the RX but I'm already eyeing the XC60, RDX, F Pace, among others. Sad for such a 30-year loyalist like me but if and when Lexus steps up to the plate, I will be back.
The GLC 63 has my eye as well as doing a full Novitec package Levante. I really wish the RX offered a higher power option. 400hp in it would be superb but I would settle for 350 lol...it surely has the looks going for it, it really is an aggressive looking SUV. We love ours as you love yours.

Rhambler
I like the Stinger a lot as well; I would consider it over any Lexus sedan or coupe.

I may not be as tactful as Gecko in regards to their negligence (and it is negligence) all around, especially in power trains and technology, but I agree with him. They spent too much effort on design, thinking that one element would rewind the demographic clock and cure all their ills. Wrong.

They are slow and blind. Their corporate culture isn’t nimble at all based on what we’ve seen so far.
The word negligence is not really accurate as that would mean people are out there dying with their new Lexus lol.

Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.

Let me also remind everyone, this is a company in the USA still in transition having recently moved from California to Texas. Many people retired or are retiring, many people left and stayed in California and many people have gotten promoted.
mikeavelli
Lexus is on track to break a worldwide sales record in 2018.
Global sales are up, mainly due to the Chinese marketshare of 25% & >10 million vehicles.
https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/global-new-vehicle-sales-set-to-crack-100-million-67022

Daimler AG record global sales:
https://www.daimler.com/investors/reports-news/financial-news/mercedes-benz-sales-march-2018.html

BMW AG record global sales:
https://auto.economictimes.indiatim...-into-2018-with-sales-profits-record/64030324
peterharvey
Global sales are up, mainly due to the Chinese marketshare of 25% & >10 million vehicles.
https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/global-new-vehicle-sales-set-to-crack-100-million-67022
Thanks for that. As I stated Lexus sales worldwide are on pace for a record. The people complaining don't seem to own a new Lexus while those of us with one are happy even with shortcomings, which every car has :)
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I'd argue that the 5LS lacked a singular killer feature. Personally I thought as a total package it was compelling, but you've gotta get people in test driving it to make that decision. 3LS was ultimate plushness. 4LS (briefly) had the self-parallel-parking, which Lexus played up in the early ads. Then it suddenly went away and nobody still knows what happened. It can't be that the tech itself was bad, because you can still get it in some very low-end cars now. If 5LS had launched in the US with the "level 2.5" autonomy that they're shipping in Japan I think it would sell a lot better. Smart cruise and lane assist don't wow people anymore.
A most excellent point. I think this plays a big role with the 5LS actually. As much as I like the inclusion of the new optional ML audio system and the fancy interior trim options, I don't think either of these qualify as killer features. The 3LS also had improved craftsmanship and fit and finish over the 2LS that Toyota at the time marketed up in their press releases. Mysteriously, Toyota made some very ambitious claims in the 5LS press releases, yet never explicitly explained nor backed up their statements.

I think even a feature like the Mercedes Magic Body Control being included in the 5LS would lead to better sales, even though it wouldn't be an original feature. It would however be somewhat of a killer feature because so far only Mercedes and Rolls Royce have such systems in production vehicles.

mikeavelli
Irony is all these years mags and the internet ragged on the LS for being bland and a boring drive and Lexus fixes it and sales haven't been scorching thus far. Meanwhile bland/boring sold.

Let us not forget too a hydrogen LS is supposed to be coming. That would be a game changer.
Listening too much to auto mags and the internet is very dangerous for Toyota. Most auto journalists are not Toyota buyers, and a lot of internet criticism consists of people who don't buy vehicles or who are trolls. The feedback that is important and what matters is what Toyota hears from actual owners and also from prospective customers in person at dealer showrooms.

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