December 2015 Sales Thread | Lexus Year End Totals

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I'm a little sad that the new ES hasn't improved its sales but it is probably because Lexus now has so many new models to choose from. The ES was usually the go-to Lexus (or the RX) to buy. Anyways, still very good from Lexus! Keep it up! The new LC, RC Convertible (I still have hope), and (hopefully soon) new LS will make 2016 remarkable for Lexus! A new CT is rumored to go on sale too - not so sure about what will happen with the GX though.
 

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Saved for Comparison Figures (will be updated constantly today)
YTD
BMW- 346,023
Lexus- 344,601
Mercedes-343,088
Buick- 223,055
Audi- 202,202
Acura- 177,165
Cadillac- 175.267
Infiniti- 133,498
Lincoln-101,227
Land Rover- 70,582
Volvo- 70,047
Porsche- 51,756
Jaguar- 14,466



Luxury & Entry Level Luxury Brands
Lexus- 41,380
Mercedes-34,203
BMW-34,625
Cadillac- 20,787
Buick- 20.708
Audi-20,399
Buick- 20.708
Acura- 16,823
Infiniti- 15,093
Lincoln- 10,860
Volvo- 9,341
Land Rover- 8,441
Porsche-3,936
Jaguar- 1,197

Flagship
S-class- 2,163
7 series- 1,266
LS- 854
XJ- 559

A8-424
Panamera- 257
Equus- 201
K900- 162

Mid-Size
E-class- 4,999
GS- 3,423
5 series- 2,985
A6- 2,456
CTS- 2,441
Q70- 786
MKS- 471
S80- 176
RLX/RL- 159

Entry Level Lux

3series- 5,262
ES- 7,856
C-class-7,023
IS- 5,028
Q50- 4,678
TLX- 3,508
ATS- 3,451
A3- 3,252
MKZ- 3,207
A4- 3,172
Lacrosse- 3,158
Regal- 2.571
1/2 series- 2,143
CLA- 1,912
S60- 1,486
CT- 1.464
Q40-

Midsize Luxury Coupes
4series-5,601
RC- 1,711
A5- 1,000
Q60- 290

Small SUV
Q5- 6,057
NX- 5,134
RDX- 4,942
GLC- 4,062
XC60- 3,510
X3- 3,126
MKC- 2,566
X4-
QX50- 1,453
Macan- 1,382
GLK-304

Midsize SUV
RX- 11,899
SRX- 7,031
X5-6,250
GLE- 6,310
MDX- 6,254
X5-6,250
Enclave- 5,936
M-class-
QX60- 4,987
XC90- 3,135
GX- 3,118
MKX- 2,960
Range Rover Sport- 2,246
X6- 1,547
Cayenne- 1,229
Q7- 1,189
Touareg-
MKT- 406
QX70- 697
ZDX- 0

Flagship SUV
Escalade- 4,659
GL- 2,849
QX80- 2,171
Range Rover- 1,835
Navigator- 1,250
LX- 892
G-wagon- 541

Other Coupes

Mustang- 8,742
Challenger-
Camaro- 5,366
Corvette- 2,453
6series- 1,461
A7- 841
911/918- 654
CLS- 581
Boxster/Cayman- 414
SL- 380
SLK- 290
i8- 656
Z4- 253
TT- 238
AMG GT- 162
ELR-
Viper-
Alpha4C-
R8- 15
LFA- 1
 
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RX is relatively consistent, and the ES is down a bit (10%).

Looking at the sales environment:
- NX was introduced and running very strong
- GX has continued it's sales streak stronger than ever, and it has a less expensive base model (intro'ed in 2014)
- 3IS has been the most popular generation yet
- Lexus has been offering great lease deals on the 15 GS, and we now have the lower priced GS 200t for 2016

Both RX and ES have more competition coming from above and below - and it's in house!

It's becoming clear that Lexus' "core" sales models are looking more like NX, RX, IS, ES vs. RX/ES alone by a large margin, as they were years ago.

Even GS and GX, at an average of ~2k sales per month each, are selling in far more mainstream sales volumes than they were at points in the past.
 
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Darn, Lexus missed BMW by just 1.5k in sales for the crown. New models NX (and lesser degree RC) have contributed considerably, otherwise without them, about 286k units. :cool:

100k units for the RX continues to amaze me. However, we still don't know the effects of the redesign. Let's see if sales in Jan can hit at least 8k units.

On a somewhat related note, Acura, take the RLX out of its misery with 2195 sales for the ENTIRE year! You killed the Legend moons ago and the RL/RLX is a flop. :eek:
 

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I'll post some detailed analysis later. This has been a very exciting year for Lexus and the industry as a whole. Some really crazy figures I'm noticing in December.

Lexus has a ton of momentum rolling into 2016 and with the new LC coming and with the recent refreshes and new additions they might get the sales crown back!
 

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Saved for Comparison Figures (will be updated constantly today)
YTD
BMW- 346,023
Lexus- 344,601
Mercedes-343,088
Buick- 223,055
Audi- 202,202
Acura- 177,165
Cadillac- 175.267
Infiniti- 133,498
Lincoln-101,227


Luxury & Entry Level Luxury Brands
Lexus- 41,380
Mercedes-34,203
BMW-34,625
Cadillac- 20,787
Buick- 20.708
Audi-20,399
Buick- 20.708
Acura- 16,823
Infiniti- 15,093
Lincoln- 10,860
Volvo-
Porsche-

Flagship
S-class- 2,163
7 series- 1,266
LS- 854
A8-424
Panamera-
Equus- 201
K900- 162

Mid-Size
E-class- 4,999
GS- 3,423
5 series- 2,985
A6- 2,456
CTS- 2,441
Q70- 786
MKS- 471
RLX/RL- 159
S80-

Entry Level Lux

3series- 5,262
ES- 7,856
C-class-7,023
IS- 5,028
Q50- 4,678
TLX- 3,508
ATS- 3,451
A3- 3,252
MKZ- 3,207
A4- 3,172
Lacrosse- 3,158
Regal- 2.571
1/2 series- 2,143
CLA- 1,912
CT- 1.464
S60-
Q40-

Midsize Luxury Coupes
4series-5,601
RC- 1,711
A5- 1,000
Q60- 290

Small SUV
Q5- 6,057
NX- 5,134
RDX- 4,942
GLC- 4,062
X3- 3,126
MKC- 2,566
XC60-
Macon-
X4-
QX50- 1,453
GLK-304

Midsize SUV
RX- 11,899
SRX- 7,031
X5-6,250
GLE- 6,310
MDX- 6,254
X5-6,250
Enclave- 5,936
M-class-
QX60- 4,987
MKX- 2,960
GX- 3,118
X6- 1,547
Cayenne-
Q7- 1,189
Touareg-
MKT- 406
QX70- 697
ZDX- 0

Flagship SUV
Escalade- 4,659
GL- 2,849
QX80- 2,171
Navigator- 1,250
LX- 892
G-wagon- 541

Other Coupes

Mustang- 8,742
Challenger-
Camaro- 5,366
Corvette- 2,453
6series- 1,461
A7- 841
CLS- 581
911/918-
Boxster/Cayman-
SL- 380
SLK- 290
i8- 656
Z4- 253
TT- 238
AMG GT- 162
ELR-
Viper-
Alpha4C-
R8- 15
LFA- 1
thanks lexfather for information...
 

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Saved for Comparison Figures (will be updated constantly today)
YTD
BMW- 346,023
Lexus- 344,601
Mercedes-343,088
Buick- 223,055
Audi- 202,202
Acura- 177,165
Cadillac- 175.267
Infiniti- 133,498
Lincoln-101,227


Luxury & Entry Level Luxury Brands
Lexus- 41,380
Mercedes-34,203
BMW-34,625
Cadillac- 20,787
Buick- 20.708
Audi-20,399
Buick- 20.708
Acura- 16,823
Infiniti- 15,093
Lincoln- 10,860
Volvo-
Porsche-

Flagship
S-class- 2,163
7 series- 1,266
LS- 854
A8-424
Panamera-
Equus- 201
K900- 162

Mid-Size
E-class- 4,999
GS- 3,423
5 series- 2,985
A6- 2,456
CTS- 2,441
Q70- 786
MKS- 471
RLX/RL- 159
S80-

Entry Level Lux

3series- 5,262
ES- 7,856
C-class-7,023
IS- 5,028
Q50- 4,678
TLX- 3,508
ATS- 3,451
A3- 3,252
MKZ- 3,207
A4- 3,172
Lacrosse- 3,158
Regal- 2.571
1/2 series- 2,143
CLA- 1,912
CT- 1.464
S60-
Q40-

Midsize Luxury Coupes
4series-5,601
RC- 1,711
A5- 1,000
Q60- 290

Small SUV
Q5- 6,057
NX- 5,134
RDX- 4,942
GLC- 4,062
X3- 3,126
MKC- 2,566
XC60-
Macon-
X4-
QX50- 1,453
GLK-304

Midsize SUV
RX- 11,899
SRX- 7,031
X5-6,250
GLE- 6,310
MDX- 6,254
X5-6,250
Enclave- 5,936
M-class-
QX60- 4,987
MKX- 2,960
GX- 3,118
X6- 1,547
Cayenne-
Q7- 1,189
Touareg-
MKT- 406
QX70- 697
ZDX- 0

Flagship SUV
Escalade- 4,659
GL- 2,849
QX80- 2,171
Navigator- 1,250
LX- 892
G-wagon- 541

Other Coupes

Mustang- 8,742
Challenger-
Camaro- 5,366
Corvette- 2,453
6series- 1,461
A7- 841
CLS- 581
911/918-
Boxster/Cayman-
SL- 380
SLK- 290
i8- 656
Z4- 253
TT- 238
AMG GT- 162
ELR-
Viper-
Alpha4C-
R8- 15
LFA- 1
Thank you Mr. Lexfather
 

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Nicely done Lexus in 2015 (outselling Mercedes who suffered with SUV supply in last half during NPI's).

Nicely done Buick in 2015 (outselling Audi who might have suffered just by being associated with VW).
 

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Interesting to me that Cadillac is still selling so many SRXs this late into the product cycle - 7,031 of them last month.

Makes me think the XT5 has the potential to give RX a run for it's money, or solidly stay in second place, at least.

Also, new Q7 doesn't seem to have done much for Audi. 1,200 of them?
 

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Nicely done Lexus in 2015 (outselling Mercedes who suffered with SUV supply in last half during NPI's).

Nicely done Buick in 2015 (outselling Audi who might have suffered just by being associated with VW).
Agreed on both counts.....but Audi's reliability reputation has vastly improved in the last few years. (which Consumer Reports verifies). That may increase its appeal in the future. The brand, despite its association with VW, has gone from being classic money-pits after the warranty-expiration to #3 brand overall in reliability........right behind Lexus and Toyota. Buick reliability now also ranks quite high....top among American automakers (and, interestingly enough, sharply better than Cadillac).

In fact, a colleague of mine just took home a new Buick Encore a few days ago. He had asked me about the Chevy Trax, but, when he saw the Encore, agreed it was a lot nicer small SUV for just a few more $$$$ (though IMO both are slightly underpowered). I referred him to the same guy who sold me my own Buick, who gave him an excellent deal....essentially an Encore at a Trax price. He took one home that same day. ;)

Also speaking of Audi, one interesting figure (at least IMO) is the Q5's numbers for 2015 besting the hot-selling Lexus NX.
 
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Interesting to me that Cadillac is still selling so many SRXs this late into the product cycle - 7,031 of them last month.

Makes me think the XT5 has the potential to give RX a run for it's money, or solidly stay in second place, at least.

Also, new Q7 doesn't seem to have done much for Audi. 1,200 of them?
My 12 cents

SRX and Enclave are both older but they have both aged well and are just damn good SUVs.

Note the more expensive revised GLE and GLE Coupe outsold the MDX.

Note that the much more expensive BMW X5 sold just as many units as the Acura MDX, which was down in 2015 YTD. I am assuming the X3 is capacity strained since they only sell 2-3k here a month. I'm sure that is a 5k a month SUV easy.

The QX60 had a huge month for Infiniti as they are blowing them out for the new revised model. That vehicle has been a grand slam for them in regards to sales.

Note also the GLC is now here replacing the GLK which will have leftover units being sold.

The Q5 sold 6k units I believe for the first time. The NX outsold the RDX for the first time.

The new Q7 arrives in full force I believe February/March so they will have a couple more slow months. Driving reviews have been great, the interior of course is well done but I wonder if the bland wagon styling will put people off.

Just added Volvo and the new XC90 had a big month, 3,135 units. That SUV is going to do very well. Their XC60 SUV also had a strong month.
 
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U.K
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/uk-car-market-winners-and-losers-2015

Lexus

2015 market share 0.50 per cent (up from 0.47 per cent)

With the new NX crossover, Lexus appears to have found a purpose in life. That’s good for the brand, because our appetite for non-European premium saloons is virtually non-existent.

Canada

Record breaking year
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/canada-sets-record-for-new-vehicle-sales-in-2015-1.3390498

Lexus Canada
http://media.toyota.ca/releases/toyota-canada-inc-reports-december-and-year-end-2015-sales-results

Lexus division sales highlights for December 2015 (vs. 2014)

  • Lexus sales: 1,666 (up 10.4%) :: new December record :: fifteenth straight monthly record :: 22,025 for the year (up 25.4%) :: new annual record
  • Luxury car sales: 476 :: 7,825 for the year
    • IS sales: 214
    • ES sales: 166
    • RC sales: 27 (up 22.7%)
  • Luxury SUV sales: 1,190 (up 23.6%) :: new December record :: Twelfth straight monthly record :: 14,200 for the year (up 55.5%): new annual record
    • RX sales: 711 (up 24.7%) :: new December record
    • NX sales: 383 (up 29.4%) :: new December record :: 6,127 for the year :: first full year of sales
  • Lexus hybrid sales: 171 :: 2,078 for the year
 

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I added Jaguar/Land Rover numbers and LR in particular is on a huge roll.
 

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SRX and Enclave are both older but they have both aged well and are just damn good SUVs.
One reason the Enclave does so well is not only its plush interior (where it out-Buicks even most Buicks LOL), but, like its sister Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia, has one of the very few 3rd-row seats large enough for typical American adults without going up to the full-size RWD V8 class. I could fit into the Enclave's 3rd-row seat myself....which is saying something, though I know you are an inch or two taller than me.

I don't really have much of an explanation for the SRX's success (?)......IMO, it's awkward-looking, poorly-styled, not particularly space-efficient inside, and does not have a good reliability record from Consumer Reports. The upcoming XT5 (except maybe for the CUE system) will probably be a significant improvement.


the QX60 had a huge month for Infiniti as they are blowing them out for the new revised model. That vehicle has been a grand slam for them in regards to sales.
If you remember the JX35 (Q60) review I did, I said then that, discounting the long-discontinued QX4, it was probably Infiniti's first "Normal" SUV in terms of styling, execution, and general platform. Most of the SUVs which preceded it had a number of visual or operational quirks in them somewhere.

The NX outsold the RDX for the first time.
It's odd...I don't know about Atlanta where you live, but, here in the D.C. area (where just about everything sells), the RDX has never seemed to do well. The 1Gen did so poorly that Acura completely started from scratch on the 2Gen model, making it much more mainstream, softer, and less-sport-oriented...and even that did not seem very successful.
 
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