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

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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.
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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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