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Lexus CT 200h Configurator (Plus Full Accessory List)

Lexus has launched an online CT 200h configurator, making it possible to start putting together your ideal package for the upcoming hybrid hatchback, which is scheduled to be released March 1st, 2011. As mentioned yesterday, the CT 200h starts at $29,120 ($29,995 with delivery charges), but through adding options like the $3,545 Navigation/Premium Audio package …
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Lexus Sales in China

There’s a very interesting Bloomberg article on Lexus sales in China — here’s an excerpt: Even after China’s import duties and higher taxes on luxury cars, Lexus currently earns more per car in the world’s largest auto market, said Karl Schlicht, head of the marque’s global product and marketing division, citing a weaker dollar. Premium …
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Lexus November 2010 Sales Report

USA November has flown by, here are the model-by-model sales numbers for Lexus USA: MONTH Year to Date (*DSR) 2010 2009 % CHG* 2010 2009 % CHG* ES 4,070 4,110 -5.1 43,183 41,954 3.3 HS 788 1,407 -46.3 9,542 4,719 102.9 LS 1,270 1,057 15.1 10,759 9,249 16.7 SC 17 34 -52.1 315 670 -52.8 …
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Lexus September 2010 Sales Report

USA September’s now in the books, and Lexus USA has reported their sales figures for the month — here’s the full model-by-model breakdown: MONTH Year to Date (*DSR) 2010 2009 % CHG* 2010 2009 % CHG* ES 3,697 3,046 21.4 33,960 33,431 2.0 HS 711 1,242 -42.8 7,962 1,785 348.0 LS 712 777 -8.4 8,287 …
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Lexus August 2010 Sales Report

USA Here’s the full model-by-model breakdown of Lexus USA’s August 2010 sales: MONTH Year to Date (*DSR) 2010 2009 % CHG* 2010 2009 % CHG* ES 4,161 5,629 -23.1 30,263 30,385 0.1 HS 594 543 13.8 7,251 543 1241.9 LS 939 880 11.0 7,575 6,611 15.1 SC 35 34 7.1 257 576 -55.2 GS 619 …
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Lexus USA Revises LFA Purchase Options

Lexus USA has revised their LFA purchasing options, and will now offer outright purchase of the $375,000 supercar rather than the mandatory two-year lease that was initially required. This new purchase option does come with one condition, however — the Lexus dealership where the LFA was purchased will retain the first right of refusal to …
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Lexus July 2010 Sales Report

USA The Lexus USA sales numbers are in for July 2010, here’s the model-by-model breakdown: MONTH Year to Date (*DSR) 2010 2009 % CHG* 2010 2009 % CHG* ES 4,093 4,393 -10.3 26,102 24,756 5.4 HS 165 0 N/A 6,657 0 N/A LS 986 874 8.6 6,636 5,731 15.8 SC 36 57 -39.2 222 542 …
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Lexus June 2010 Sales Report

USA USA June sales are in — here’s a full model-by-model breakdown: MONTH Year to Date (*DSR) 2010 2009 % CHG* 2010 2009 % CHG* ES 3,366 3,918 -14.1 22,009 20,363 8.8 HS 603 0 N/A 6,492 0 N/A LS 739 806 -8.3 5,650 4,857 17.1 SC 39 82 -52.4 186 485 -61.4 GS 539 …
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Lexus Ranks First in Quarterly U.S. Luxury Sales

With the inclusion of March’s sales numbers, Lexus has finished first in the U.S. luxury automotive sales race for the first quarter of 2010.  It’s been a tight race from January through March, with Mercedes-Benz taking the lead in January. As noted by Bloomberg, Lexus’ 42% sales increase in March to 20,219 vehicles sold for …
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Lexus March 2010 Sales Report

USA The March sales numbers for Lexus USA are in: MONTH Year to Date (*DSR) 2010 2009 % CHG* 2010 2009 % CHG* ES 3,860 3,225 15.1 9,132 8,771 5.5 HS 1,494 0 N/A 3,453 0 N/A LS 894 852 0.9 2,785 2,456 14.9 SC 30 78 -63.0 81 227 -63.8 GS 645 625 -0.8 …
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Lexus February 2010 Sales Report

USA The February sales numbers for Lexus USA are in: February Year to Date 2010 2009 % CHG 2010 2009 % CHG ES 2,349 2,575 -8.8 5,272 5,546 -1.0 HS 712 0 N/A 1,959 0 N/A LS 799 700 14.1 1,891 1,604 22.8 SC 27 76 -64.5 51 149 -64.3 GS 488 595 -18.0 1,017 …
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Lexus January 2010 Sales Report

USA The January sales numbers for Lexus USA are in: January Year to Date 2010 2009 % CHG 2010 2009 % CHG IS 2,203 2,400 -0.6 2,203 2,400 -0.6 HS 1,247 0 N/A 1,247 0 N/A ES 2,923 2,971 6.6 2,923 2,971 6.6 GS 529 898 -36.2 529 898 -36.2 SC 24 73 -64.4 24 …
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Lexus November 2009 Sales Report

Note: I’m going to try something new this month and collect worldwide Lexus sales in one post. This will be updated as country numbers become available. USA Lexus USA has reported their sales numbers for November 2009: November Year to Date 2009 2008 % CHG 2009 2008 % CHG IS 2,851 2,749 12.7 33,924 45,893 …
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Lexus USA October 2009 Sales Report

The October sales numbers for Lexus USA are in, and both the car & truck divisions posted positive year-to-year gains: October Year to Date 2009 2008 % CHG 2009 2008 % CHG IS 3,162 2,772 10.0 31,073 43,144 -28.0 HS 1,527 0 3,312 0 ES 4,413 4,141 2.8 37,844 54,783 -30.9 GS 494 819 -41.8 …
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Lexus USA September 2009 Sales Report

In a very nice turn of events, Lexus USA saw their first sales increase of this year—here are the full details: September Year to Date 2009 2008 % CHG 2009 2008 % CHG IS 3,346 3,044 5.5 27,911 40,372 -30.6 HS 1,242 0 1,785 0 ES 3,046 4,042 -27.7 33,431 50,642 -33.7 GS 501 977 …
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Lexus USA July 2009 Sales Report

July is over, and Lexus USA has reported their sales figures for the month: June Year to Date 2009 2008 % CHG 2009 2008 % CHG IS 4,029 4,750 -15.2 19,710 31,010 -36.1 ES 4,393 5,563 -21.0 24,756 38,719 -35.7 GS 551 1,297 -57.5 4,107 10,356 -60.1 SC 57 143 -60.1 542 1,373 -60.3 LS …
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A Look at Lexus USA’s Strategy

With BMW taking the #1 sales lead in the US and Mercedes not far behind, a new Automotive News story asks “What’s wrong with Lexus?”: For one thing, company executives admit that they depend too much on RX crossover sales at a time when luxury buyers are seeking smaller cars, including entry-level coupes and convertibles. …
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Lexus HS 250h Launches in Japan with 1,500 Pre-Orders

The Lexus HS 250h has been launched in Japan, where it has racked up an astounding 1,500 pre-orders, three times the expected monthly sales. One interesting fact from the Lexus press release: Based on the brand’s core principle of “pursuing the essence of luxury”, Lexus aimed to develop a luxurious “harmonious sedan”, hence the “HS” …
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Lexus USA June 2009 Sales Report

With June at an end, Lexus has published their monthly sales figures—and there’s finally something positive to report: June Year to Date 2009 2008 % CHG 2009 2008 % CHG IS 3,465 4,324 -23.1 15,681 26,260 -42.7 ES 3,918 5,726 -34.3 20,363 33,156 -38.2 GS 454 1,213 -64.1 3,556 9,059 -60.5 SC 82 154 -48.9 …
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Lexus USA May 2009 Sales Report

Lexus USA May 2009 sales are in, and while it’s not exactly a dramatic turnaround, there are some minor improvements over last month: April Year to Date 2009 2008 % CHG 2009 2008 % CHG IS 2,913 5,420 -44.2 12,216 21,936 -43.4 ES 4,125 6,831 -37.3 16,445 27,430 -39.1 GS 516 1,708 -68.6 3,102 7,846 …
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Lexus IS-C Sales Expectations

Lexus has shared some of the sales expectations of the new IS convertible—according to Automotive News, the company is hoping for worldwide monthly sales of 1,600 units. Whether or not such numbers are possible will depend entirely on North America, where 70% of production will be sent. “This is meant to appeal as an entry-level …
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Lexus USA April 2009 Sales Report

April 2009 sales have been released by Lexus USA, here’s the model-by-model breakdown (plus the year-to-date): April Year to Date 2009 2008 % CHG 2009 2008 % CHG IS 2,324 4,550 -48.9 9,303 16,516 -43.1 ES 3,549 5,439 -34.7 12,320 20,599 -39.6 GS 468 1,568 -70.2 2,586 6,138 -57.5 SC 83 217 -61.8 310 860 …
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A Deeper Look at Lexus USA’s 2009 Sales

Bloomberg has published a revealing look at the US Lexus auto sales and how it’s affecting Toyota’s bottom line: U.S. Lexus sales shrank 27 percent in Toyota’s fiscal year that ended March 31, versus a combined 23 percent drop for Toyota and Scion models. While the premium line accounts for 12 percent of Toyota’s overall …
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Lexus Canada March 2009 Sales Report

The release of the 2010 RX 350 has been a huge success for Lexus Canada, helping them set an all-time March sales record of 1,363 units sold, 25.5% higher than last year. Most importantly, these positive numbers certainly a nice change in the face of the automotive meltdown in the USA. The new RX 350 …
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Lexus USA March 2009 Sales Report

The Lexus USA March 2009 sales figures have been released, and it’s more of the same: 2009 2008 % Change IS250/350/F 2,432 4,798 -47.3 ES350 3,225 6,019 -44.3 GS350/460/450h 625 1,668 -61.0 SC430 78 271 -70.1 LS460/600h L 852 2,125 -58.3 Total Cars 7,212 14,881 -49.6 RX350/400h 6,177 7,737 -17.0 GX470 561 1,679 -65.3 LX570 …
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Lexus USA Adjusts 2009 Model Prices

Lexus has bumped up the prices for most of its 2009 models, increasing the following models by $150: IS 250/350 ES 350 GS 350/460/450h LS 460/460L/600hL LX 570 This increase comes into effect on Wednesday, but the amount’s only significant in that every model is seeing the same price hike. Maybe a shared part? [Source: …
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Lexus Canada February 2009 Sales Report

After a year of setting sales records in 2008, Lexus Canada is feeling the pinch of the shaky economic climate with sales in February dropping 24.4% compared to last year to 1,303 units sold. That said, the RX 350 continues to be a strong seller, and with the introduction of the 2010 model mid-month, sales …
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Lexus USA February 2009 Sales Report

The Lexus USA sales numbers for February have been released, and it’s just plain depressing: 2009 2008 % Change IS250/350/F 2,147 3,906 -42.7 ES350 2,575 4,795 -44.1 GS350/460/450h 595 1,422 -56.4 SC430 76 189 -58.1 LS460/600h L 700 1,891 -61.4 Total Cars 6,093 12,203 -48.0 RX350/400h 6,218 6,956 -6.9 GX470 516 1,549 -65.3 LX570 281 …
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Lexus USA January 2009 Sales Report

It’s the first month of a new year, but it wasn’t a new story for US automotive sales. Here are Lexus’ numbers model by model: 2009 2008 % Change IS250/350/F 2,400 3,262 -29.3 ES350 2,971 4,346 -34.3 GS350/460/450h 898 1,480 -41.7 SC430 73 183 -61.6 LS460/600h L 904 1,906 -54.4 Total Cars 7,246 11,177 -37.7 …
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Lexus USA 2008 Year-End Sales Report

It feels like the only automotive topic left, but the slumping automotive sector certainly left its mark on Lexus USA’s 2008 sales, dropping 21.2% compared to 2007. Here are the year-end totals: 2008 2007 % Change IS250/350 49,432 54,933 -10.3 ES350 64,135 82,867 -22.9 GS350/460/450h 15,759 23,381 -32.8 SC430 1,986 3,927 -49.6 LS460/600h L 20,255 …
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Lexus USA December 2008 Sales Report

The sales for Lexus USA’s last month of 2008 are in, and it wasn’t exactly a December to Remember. Here are the model-by-model numbers: 2008 2007 % Change IS250/350/F 3,539 5,651 -37.4 ES350 5,236 8,005 -34.6 GS350/460/450h 1,200 2,579 -53.5 SC430 116 348 -66.7 LS460/600h L 1,451 3,257 -55.4 Total Cars 11,542 19,840 -41.8 RX350/400h …
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Lexus Cuts Production in December

To cope with the worldwide automotive sales slump, Lexus will be cutting its management bonuses by 10% and will be taking its Japanese manufacturing plants offline for two days: According to Automotive News, Toyota will idle one of its three assembly lines at its Tahara plant in Japan for two days, wiping about 5,000 vehicles …
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Lexus Canada November 2008 Sales Report

With November 2008 sales up 19.1% over last year, Lexus Canada continues to see strong growth. A total of 1,152 models were sold, marking the eighth consecutive record sales month. One interesting fact, Lexus RX 350’s are built in Cambridge, Ontario, and are marketed heavily as a Made-in-Canada product. This has resulted in an opposite …
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Lexus USA November 2008 Sales Report

The November sales for Lexus USA have been reported today, and at least the numbers are better than last month’s drop: 2008 2007 % Change IS250/350/F 2,749 3,849 -28.6 ES350 4,116 5,902 -30.3 GS350/460/450h 721 2,205 -67.3 SC430 83 268 -69.0 LS460/600h L 1,272 2,668 -52.3 Total Cars 8,941 14,892 -40.0 RX350/400h 5,850 8,038 -27.2 …
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2009 Lexus IS UK Pricing

Somehow this slipped by me, but the UK prices for the 2009 Lexus IS were announced earlier this week and show some significant savings over last year’s model. Here’s a full table breakdown, courtesy of 4WheelsNews: CURRENT IS MODEL OTR PRICE 2009 IS MODEL (equivalent) OTR PRICE CUSTOMER SAVING IS 220d £23,192 IS 220d SE …
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Lexus Canada October 2008 Sales Report

Lexus sales continue to grow in Canada, with October 2008 sales of 1,126 total units, a 15.8% increase when compared to 2007. What’s more, total sales for the year are up 15.6% to 12,943 vehicles sold. This number is almost equal to the annual sales of 2007, with two months still remaining! Some other points: …
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Lexus USA October 2008 Sales Report

Ouch! October was severely unkind to the automotive industry, with almost every company reporting ugly decreases when compared to last year. Lexus was hit something fierce, dropping 37.6% — here’s the model breakdown: 2008 2007 % Change IS250/350/F 2,772 3,727 -28.4 ES350 4,141 6,516 -38.8 GS350/460/450h 819 1,507 -47.7 SC430 98 316 -70.1 LS460/600h L …
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Lexus IS-F Australian Pricing Announced

Good things come to those who wait! Australia will finally be able to purchase the Lexus IS-F in late October, and even better, the super sedan’s pricing significantly undercuts the competition. Retailing for $129,000 AUD (approx. $89,700 USD), the IS-F will be $15,365 AUD less than the Mercedes C63 and as much as $33,901 AUD …
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Lexus Global Sales Slipping

Responding to a report that Toyota may be unable to achieve its projected global sales target, Senior Managing Director Yoichiro Ichimaru shared some details about the current state of Lexus sales worldwide. According to Market Watch: …[Toyota] will open a showroom in Tokyo for its upscale Lexus brand vehicles that is designed to draw in …
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Lexus Canada September 2008 Sales Report

Lexus Canada saw sales soar 37.6% in September, bucking the direction of country’s softening auto market and marking the ninth straight record month. Overall, the brand sold 1,351 units, and although Lexus Canada doesn’t publish it’s full model-by-model breakdown, there were a few choice tidbits in the press release: Lexus IS sales jumped 51.9% The …
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Lexus USA September 2008 Sales Report

With a 27% decrease overall, September was the worst month-to-month percentage drop in US automotive sales since 1991. Lexus certainly wasn’t exempt from the ill effects, with sales down 33.4%. Here’s the model-by-model breakdown: 2008 2007 % Change IS250/350/F 3,044 3,757 -15.6 ES350 4,042 6,491 -35.1 GS350/460/450h 977 1,668 -39.0 SC430 129 297 -54.8 LS460/600h …