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Lexus August 2019 Sales Report

Lexus August Sales ES

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Lexus USA has reported 29,931 total sales for August 2019, a 0.8% increase over last year — here’s the model-by-model breakdown:

MONTH Year to Date (*DSR)
2019 2018 % CHG* 2019 2018 % CHG*
CT 0 0 0 0 4 ‐100
IS 1,363 2,231 -41.1 11,056 15,595 -29.4
RC 482 327 42.1 3,028 2,335 29.0
ES 5,636 4,686 16.0 34,576 29,138 18.1
GS 342 549 -39.9 2,377 4,707 -49.7
LS 509 923 -46.8 3,602 6,004 -40.3
LC 84 210 -61.4 848 1,392 -39.4
LFA 0 0 0 3 2 49
Total Cars 8,416 8,926 -9.1 55,490 59,177 -6.7
UX 1,629 0 0.0 11,001 0 0.0
NX 5,138 5,644 -12.2 36,437 38,969 -7.0
RX 11,700 10,875 3.7 69,008 70,706 -2.9
GX 2,604 2,773 -9.4 15,669 16,817 -7.3
LX 444 404 6.0 3,086 3,356 -8.5
Total Trucks 21,515
19,696
5.3
135,201
129,848
3.6
Total Sales 29,931 28,622 0.8 190,691 189,025 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. August 2019 had 28 selling days, August 2018 had 27 selling days.

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For Portugal in 2019 the market fell 8,9% to 350 units, to give it some perspective:
-Tesla, 1.321
-Porsche, 422
-BMW, 9.409
-Mercedes, 12.567
 
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IS is really taking a hit by not refreshing when it should be. Guess UX attracts some of the NX buyers. Don't know what has happened to LS and LC but I guess it's because the German competitors have released a lot of same segment cars recently. The overall feeling is that the Lexus is fall too much behind in regards to tech. They can't sell their car with only craftsmanship and reliability in this price range. The need new cool and wow factor like Tesla's infotainment or assistant driving, and it has to stand out from others.
 

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UX sales so far in U.S.:

2018 - 453
2019 - 11,001 YTD - January thru August, my projection 15,000 (I believe Lexus projected sales of UX is 17,000)
Total = 11,454

X1 sales since inception in U.S.:

1X1

2012 - 8,947
2013 - 26,512
2014 - 22,808
2015 - 14,420
2X1
2016 - 27,812
2017 - 30,826
2018 - 29,060
2019 - 10,546 YTD - Jan thru August
Total = 170,931

X2 sales since inception in U.S.:

2018 - 16,154
2019 - 7,040
Total = 23,194 - Jan thru August

GLA sales since inception in U.S.:

2014 - 6,884
2015 - 25,593
2016 - 24,545
2017 - 24,104
2018 - 24,136
2019 - 13,453 YTD - Jan thru August
Total = 118,715

Q3 sales since inception in U.S.:

2014 - 3,654
2015 - 13,229
2016 - 20,048
2017 - 20,633
2018 - 16,828
2019 - 4,267 YTD - Jan thru August
Total = 78,659

QX30 sales since inception in U.S.:

2016 - 2,259
2017 - 14,093
2018 - 8,101
2019 - 2,931 YTD - Jan thru August
Total = 27,384
 

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UX seems to be doing good in the UX, despite the small form factor.
 

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Lexus has outsold BMW & Mercedes Benz in the USA for the second month in a row, after spending the first six months of the year well behind the competition.
Lexus sales climbed 4.6% in August to 29,931, besting BMW by approximately 4,400 units and Mercedes by 5,160 — here’s a Bloomberg chart detailing 2019 sales:

BMW still leads for the year with 204,960 vehicles sold in the USA, followed by 196,779 for Mercedes and 190,691 for Lexus.
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NX sales so far in U.S.:

2014 - 2,927
2015 - 43,764
2016 - 54,884
2017 - 59,341
2018 - 62,079
2019 - 36,437 YTD - January thru August, my projection 60,000
Total = 259,432

GLC sales since inception in U.S.:

1GLC (fka GLK)

2009 - 21,944
2010 - 20,946
2011 - 24,310
2012 - 29,364
2013 - 32,553
2014 - 35,000
2015 - 27,902
2GLC
2016 - 47,872
2017 - 48,643
2018 - 69,727
2019 - 45,781 YTD - January thru August
Total = 404,042
 

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Update of RX sales:

1RX

2002 - 72,963
2003 - 92,366
2RX
2004 - 106,531
2005 - 108,775
2006 - 108,348
2007 - 103,340
2008 - 84,181
2009 - 93,379
3RX
2010 - 95,790
2011 - 82,595
2012 - 95,381
2013 - 103,920
2014 - 107,490
2015 - 100,610
4RX
2016 - 109,435
2017 - 108,307
2018 - 111,641
2019 - 69,008 YTD - January thru August, my projection 109,000 - 112,000
Total = 1,754,060

The RX line is very successful and can't think of anything to improve it. There are already a 2 row and 3 row RX and F Sport versions. Maybe introduce an electric version of the RX such as the RX 400e...but how many people will actually purchase an electric RX because of the range? I think the hybrid RX is just fine the way it is.
 

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Update of GX sales:

1GX
2002 - 2,190
2003 - 31,376
2004 - 35,420
2005 - 34,339
2006 - 25,454
2007 - 23,035
2008 - 15,759
2009 - 6,235
2GX
2010 - 16,450
2011 - 11,609
2012 - 11,039
2013 - 12,136
2014 - 22,685
2015 - 25,212
2016 - 25,148
2017 - 27,190
2018 - 26,724
2019 - 15,669 YTD - January thru August, my projection 26,100
2020 - My projection 27,000
2021 - My projection 25,000
2022 - My projection 22,500
3GX
2023 - My projection 26,000
Total 367,670 + 110,931 = 478,601

Lexus should also bring in a 2 row GX as well which would be at a lower price point and have more cargo room than the 3 row GX. This would also increase sales as well. F Sport the GX as well...and bring in Android Auto and more USB's
 

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RC sales so far in U.S.:

2014 - 1,922
2015 - 14,784
2016 - 11,165
2017 - 7,363
2018 - 3,358
2019 - 3,028 YTD - January thru August
Total = 41,620

4 Series sales since inception in U.S.:

2014 - 41,442
2015 - 46,069
2016 - 35,763
2017 - 39,634
2018 - 31,379
2019 - 14,250 YTD - January thru August
Total = 208,537

A5 sales since inception in U.S.:

1A5

2007 - 45,411
2008 - 43,343
2009 - 37,070
2010 - 34,672
2011 - 35,234
2012 - 38,530
2013 - 18,664
2014 - 16,620
2015 - 12,934
2016 - 8,354
2A5
2017 - 21,301
2018 - 25,972
2019 - 15,676 YTD - January thru August
Total = 354,054
 

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The RX line is very successful and can't think of anything to improve it.
Agreed. Having recently gotten a factory-new RX as a loaner (I was the first customer to drive it), I think for what it is it's near-perfect. And my middle-aged joints liked getting in and out of it better than my LS. But it's still ultimately a ~$40,000 vehicle, which is why I want to see the LQ or whatever it ends up being called.
 

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Agreed. Having recently gotten a factory-new RX as a loaner (I was the first customer to drive it), I think for what it is it's near-perfect. And my middle-aged joints liked getting in and out of it better than my LS. But it's still ultimately a ~$40,000 vehicle, which is why I want to see the LQ or whatever it ends up being called.
Agreed. I attended a Lexus event this past weekend and got a chance to drive the RX 450hL and have to say it was very light on it's feet and felt didn't feel heavy and easy to maneuver. Got a chance to test the automatic reverse brake safety system which will stop the vehicle if someone or something is behind the RX, pretty cool feature.
 

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LC Sales so far in U.S.:

2017 - 2,487
2018 - 1,979
2019 - 848 YTD - January thru August, my projection 2,500 (I believe Lexus projected sales of LC is 4,000)
Total = 5,314

8 Series sales since inception in U.S.:

2018 - 223
2019 - 2,021 YTD - January thru August
Total = 2,244
 
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