Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by krew, Jan 3, 2019.
Lexus December 2018 & Year-End Sales Report
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I did my part ...
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...
Industry wide again cars struggle while SUV's are being bought with no questions asked.
Now we need a detailed comparison between Lexus , BMW & Benz
Partially filling that bill is this article from Automotive News Europe:
And here Car and Driver counts down the 10 top-selling luxury cars and crossovers for 2018:
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:
Wow, thanks a lot for these detailed info
So in the top 10 list by brand / model
7 CUV / SUV
3 Sedan / Coupe
Lexus Canada finished the year with 24,111 sales, down 2.6% compared to 2017. The RX was the best-selling model with 9,329 sales, followed by the NX with 7,859. The two crossovers accounted for 71.2% of all brand sales in 2018.
I cannot believe the NX outsold the ES... crazy...
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.