Lexus sales in Japan

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Most registered Lexus in December was UX250H with 767 units ranking 47th. Most popular Lexus in 2018 was NX300H with 8712 registrations with an increase of 85,1%.
Do you see numbers for NX in December?
 

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According to Lexus Japan waiting time for UX250H is 5,5 months (https://lexus.jp/news/ux_info/)
But I have heard that some dealers have waiting of 6 months+ also white color has apparently long waiting time.
CT250H has 4 months to 4.5 mo.
RC300H has 5,5 months
ES300H has 6,5 months to 7 months.
Information was updated 18.1.2018


https://lexus.jp/news/info/
Interesting that ES seems to have rather unusually high demand.

I was just checking prices in some European countries, and ES is around $10k more expensive than IS, a very different situation compared to US market for instance.

They really did position it to similar pricing as GS300h, just with more base equipment, and cheaper loaded. It might give them ability to discount more after year or two, something that germans do easily.
 

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Okay here is weekly update of waiting times in Japan. Information is from 25.1.
UX: Lexus says that newly ordered UX Will Come out of production line in late July.
ES: So this gets interesting waiting time is 7-8 months!! Maybe it's reflection of high demand in Japan, Korea and China. Perhaps now commenced European sales affect it Also.
RC: Waiting time is 5,5 months. Maybe Lexus has cut production capacity or mid cycle refresh has made some demand in Japan and Europe since the waiting time is for RC300H
CT: 4,5 months. This is interesting because UX sells like cake in Japan. Maybe cut in production capacity.
 

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Here in Portugal the fuel is around 1,73 USD per liter.
Please take my post as inoffensive towards you or any other member of the Lexus Enthusiasts. I have heard many times in other forums /sites people expect to save money on the cost difference between gasoline and charging batteries from the sun.

I believe it is a childish fallacy, because Governments are not going to commit suicide by losing their oxygen, just because their taxpayers wont need to pay gasoline taxes! Am I insane to believe that?
 
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I believe it is a childish fallacy, because Governments are not going to commit suicide by losing their oxygen, just because their taxpayers wont need to pay gasoline taxes! Am I insane to believe that?
No, you're right. Recent history is full of stories where politicians don't understand that taxing something leads to people doing/buying it less, from the cigarette taxes in the 1980s that caused nearly everyone to quit smoking, to Philadelphia's recent soft drink tax which has resulted in sharply higher beer and wine sales.

To your specific point, there is talk in several states of a monthly or yearly EV tax to make up for the loss in gasoline tax revenue; if that happens and it doesn't include hybrids Toyota will have a banner year.
 

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No, you're right. Recent history is full of stories where politicians don't understand that taxing something leads to people doing/buying it less, from the cigarette taxes in the 1980s that caused nearly everyone to quit smoking, to Philadelphia's recent soft drink tax which has resulted in sharply higher beer and wine sales.

To your specific point, there is talk in several states of a monthly or yearly EV tax to make up for the loss in gasoline tax revenue; if that happens and it doesn't include hybrids Toyota will have a banner year.
You would think it reinforces taxing people less means people spend more.
 

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I forgot to post sales by model. I have only access to top 50 models sold in Japan so here are Lexus models that made on that list:
42th ES300H 1165 (-%)
43th UX250H 1156 (-%)
49th NX300H 920 (+11.9%)

Lexus competitors:
10th Toyota Alphard 5908 (+110.5%)
15th Toyota Crown 4660 (+218.1%)
20th Toyota Vellfire 3619 (+10.1%)
25th Mazda CX-8 3105 (+5.7%)
 

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https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/chubu/feature/CO037414/20190222-OYTAT50075/

Yomiuri shinbun: Lexus will increase production capacity.

-Because of prolonged waiting time Lexus will increase production output in factories located in Aichi prefecture.
-Currently ES is manufactured in Miyata plant, Fukuoka but within this year production commences also in Tsutsumi plant, Aichi.
-ES output increases from 100k to 110k.
-NX will be also manufactured in Tahara plant, Aichi alongside Miyata plant
-Production capacity of Lexus plants are reaching limit so the extra production will be in Toyota plants.
-Increasing sales in Japan and China forces this production rearramgement.
 

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Detailed February sales

Lexus:
45th UX250H 1277
48th ES300H 1057
49th NX300H 891 -4.3%

Other luxury/premium cars:
15th Alphard 5651 +24%
24th Crown 3802 +109.2%
27th Vellfire 3638 -24.6%
30th CX-8 3166 +4.4%
31st Land Cruiser 3065 +2.8%
36th Delica D5 +31.1%

Germans YTD:
Audi 2379 -35.2%
BMW 5824 +3.7%
Mercedes-Benz 9546 +2.2%

Hopefully, this trend continues and Lexus could regain it's thrown as no.1 luxury brand in Japan (apart from Toyota).
 

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UX250h was 42nd overall with 916 vehicles sold. ES300h was 4th among sedans with 1144 vehicles sold, 38th overall. These two models accoubted for 49% of sales.
RC was 3rd among coupes only loosing to 86 and MX-5.
 
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