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Lexus UK Forecasts 20% Sales Growth This Year

Lexus Sales UX UK

Lexus UK expects sales to rise by 20% with the introduction of the UX crossover, according to an Autocar interview with UK director Ewan Shepherd.

The brand is forecasting the UX to hit 4,000 sales this year and 6,000 sales next year – a figure that could be even higher, said Shepherd, if it wasn’t for limited supply from Japan.

Currently, the brand sells 12,405 units in the United Kingdom. The goal is to reach 20,000 sales by 2021, as part of an overall push of selling 100,000 vehicles a year in Europe.

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I believe the UX will sell well in South Africa as well and should be very good for the overall visibility of the Lexus Brand which has been slow to take off here mainly due South Africa's love affair with the German brands. However we are seeing more and more Lexus on the roads now and the UX will greatly assist with this I believe. A large percentage of SUV sold here are diesel powered and they are well liked for the torque they provide and the Hybrid does not seem to have caught on here and of course there are no incentives to buy the hybrid models.
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Went to trade in my CT lease on Friday. I really didn’t like the UX when I finally saw it. Interior and front exterior were beautiful but it fell apart at the rear. The cargo area was not flat at the entry, dips down like a sedan trunk, and the rear looks just as ugly in person as I thought from the pictures. I feel like it will be more of a niche car here in CA and the rest of US.
Very dismayed at first, I went home with a brand new NX300. It’s huge but gorgeous and drives like a dream, at least compared with my CT. I don’t know why the NX gets so much hate. The styling is beautiful and more understated and less polarizing than the RX. NX Interior is luxurious. Every feature I can want including Apple CarPlay which the reviewers on many sights say is unavailable to NX. I absolutely love it so thank you lexus even though the UX didn’t work out.
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Wish you well with the NX - a beaut!
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Went to trade in my CT lease on Friday. I really didn’t like the UX when I finally saw it. Interior and front exterior were beautiful but it fell apart at the rear. The cargo area was not flat at the entry, dips down like a sedan trunk, and the rear looks just as ugly in person as I thought from the pictures. I feel like it will be more of a niche car here in CA and the rest of US.
Very dismayed at first, I went home with a brand new NX300. It’s huge but gorgeous and drives like a dream, at least compared with my CT. I don’t know why the NX gets so much hate. The styling is beautiful and more understated and less polarizing than the RX. NX Interior is luxurious. Every feature I can want including Apple CarPlay which the reviewers on many sights say is unavailable to NX. I absolutely love it so thank you lexus even though the UX didn’t work out.
Congratulations on your new NX300! ... so pleased with our '15 NX200t ... when our lease matured we traded for the '19 NX300, once again in Atomic Silver. Appreciate the refresh and the new safety system is a welcome addition.
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Congratulations on your new NX300! ... so pleased with our '15 NX200t ... when our lease matured we traded for the '19 NX300, once again in Atomic Silver. Appreciate the refresh and the new safety system is a welcome addition.
Nice, I got Caviar. I’m worried about trade in value (resale). My CT was only worth 14k (residual was 20k) after 36 months and got dinged with the negative equity. I had no major ware and tear and no accidents but they said the value drops significantly. Were you able to get the same payment and down payment with NX?
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Wish you well with the NX - a beaut!
Thanks I agree.
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Nice, I got Caviar. I’m worried about trade in value (resale). My CT was only worth 14k (residual was 20k) after 36 months and got dinged with the negative equity. I had no major ware and tear and no accidents but they said the value drops significantly. Were you able to get the same payment and down payment with NX?
I would say no worries; you should do well. I actually got a better deal the second time around. Unlike the discontinued CT in the US, the NX is Lexus' second best seller, second only to the RX. I would venture to say dealers make a greater percentage of profit on a pre-owned NX. Our trade was only on the lot a day before it re-sold.

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