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Lexus Breaks Sales Records in Australia, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Lexus Sales Records

Even with two weeks remaining in the 2019 calendar year, a trio of Lexus markets are expecting record sales.


United Kingdom

As of December 10, Lexus UK surpassed its all-time sales record – 15,126 vehicles – with a forecast of 15,700 total deliveries at year-end. Those numbers already surpass the previous record for the brand in Britain (set in 2007, before the global financial crash) and represent a sizable 25% increase over 2018 sales figures.

Much credit goes to the marque’s lineup of hybrid crossover SUVs, which comprise 70% of total sales for 2019 and a 58% increase versus 2018. NX sales led the way with more than 4600 units sold, while the RX line saw a 19% rise versus 2018 and the new-for-2019 UX saw approximately 3500 units delivered in its inaugural year. On the sedan front, the new ES is experiencing a 3-month wait on new orders.

More information appears in a Lexus UK Media Site release.


Spain

Lexus sales in Spain for 2019 will, for the first time, hit 5 digits for an estimated 10,000 units. This marks a 43% (or 3000 unit) jump versus 2018, and extends Lexus Spain’s streak of continuous year-on-year sales increases to seven (since 2012, when annual sales stood at a mere 1800 units).

The Lexus Spain news release doesn’t delve on individual model sales figures, but reminds us that the brand’s current lineup is 100% hybrid and that the 2020 calendar year will alter that fact with 2 new models: the battery-electric UX 300e and the “spectacular” LC 500 Cabrio.


Australia

Surging sales in the second half of the year brought Lexus’ Australian sales through November just 136 units short of breaking their all-time record of 9027 units sold in all of 2016. And sales through the first week in December are estimated to have shattered that mark.

A Lexus Australia Pressroom release notes that, as with most world markets, the NX is the most popular model line (with 355 sales in November alone). The LX posted its strongest January-November sales tally in 16 years with 396 units sold, and the ES notched its highest January-November totals in 5 years with 519 units sold (versus just 185 units last year).

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The global market is getting towards luxury, within 10 - 15 years the mainstream carmakers either becoming more upscale lux side or be closed
 

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The global market is getting towards luxury, within 10 - 15 years the mainstream carmakers either becoming more upscale lux side or be closed
Is the global automotive market becoming more premium (moving upmarket towards luxury) or is it merely that features that were once considered "luxury", such as leather-covered, heated and ventilated, power-assisted seats or electronic safety features, now becoming available (even standard equipment) on increasingly more vehicles, even compact and sub-compact models?
 

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Is the global automotive market becoming more premium (moving upmarket towards luxury) or is it merely that features that were once considered "luxury", such as leather-covered, heated and ventilated, power-assisted seats or electronic safety features, now becoming available (even standard equipment) on increasingly more vehicles, even compact and sub-compact models?
No I mean luxury fit and finish
In 2019 alone Mazda , Subaru , Toyota , Honda among others published officially that they will move up to Premium carmakers

Hyundai and Kia announced the same year or two's ago and European was the first to do it

I may get a lot of bash but honestly from my view the current new A class is in the same quality/fit and finish as A3, 1 series, Golf, Octavia, Astra, Focus, Corolla, 3, Elantra, etc.

You won't see a major differences as previous generations of all of them, the line differentiate the lux and mainstream was gone forever die to the fierce competition

See the Palisade، Telluride, even Highlander, Explorer in competition to their lux counterpart, yes in this mid SUV segment there are still some differences here and there but that line keeps vanish by time
 
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Great job Lexus! Definitely strive to be number 1 in sales in every market...very difficult to do but not impossible...
 
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