Lexus December 2018 & Year-End Sales Report

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  1. krew
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  2. RAL
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    I did my part ... :cool:

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  3. Ian Schmidt
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    Congrats, @RAL!
     
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    Congratulations RAL on getting a 2019 ES 350! Great color choice too! I have always loved the ES. I do miss my old 1996 ES 300...
     
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    Congrats RAL!!!

    Industry wide again cars struggle while SUV's are being bought with no questions asked.
     
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    Congratulations RAL
    Now we need a detailed comparison between Lexus , BMW & Benz
     
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  7. Joaquin Ruhi
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    Partially filling that bill is this article from Automotive News Europe:

    https://europe.autonews.com/sales-market/mercedes-edges-bmw-2018-us-luxury-sales-crown

     
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  8. Joaquin Ruhi
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    And here Car and Driver counts down the 10 top-selling luxury cars and crossovers for 2018:

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/g25741172/best-selling-luxury-cars-suv-2018/
     
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  9. Joaquin Ruhi
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    Here are the Lexus-centric excerpts and comments from WardsAuto:

    An Automobile magazine article puts the 3-row RX L at "about 22%" of RX sales.

    Finally, this Toyota brand-centric conclusion to the WardsAuto article is worth noting:

    https://www.wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-sales-dip-december-2018
     
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    @Joaquin Ruhi

    Wow, thanks a lot for these detailed info
    So in the top 10 list by brand / model
    2 Lexus
    2 Audi
    2 BMW
    1 Tesla
    1 Acura
    1 Benz
    1 Cadillac

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    7 CUV / SUV
    3 Sedan / Coupe
     
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    I cannot believe the NX outsold the ES... crazy...
     
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  13. Joaquin Ruhi
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    The 6th-to-7th-generation ES transition might have played a minor role in this, but in the crossover-crazy world we live in (plus the ES's traditional demographic slowly dying out), I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner.