Lexus today reported the best-ever sales month in its history with 26,410 units sold, up 6.3 percent from the previous record set in December 2002 and up 13.5 percent from the same period last year. In addition to record-breaking monthly sales, Lexus calendar-year-to-date sales are up 4.9 percent, to 167,065.
August sales were led by record-breaking luxury utility vehicle sales, which posted an all-time best-ever month of 14,039 units sold, up 80.3 percent. The all-new RX 330 also set an all-time record with August sales of 10,430, up 49.4 percent from 2002. GX 470 posted outstanding sales as well with 2,847 units sold.
"Demand for luxury utility vehicles continues to soar, and Lexus is positioned perfectly to take its share of sales with our three-SUV line-up," commented Denny Clements, Lexus group vice president and general manager. "In fact, the new RX is experiencing its best sales ever lengthening its lead as America's top-selling luxury SUV."
In addition to record-breaking new vehicle sales, Lexus Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) sales of 3,870 marks a 33.6 percent increase from August 2002. Calendar-year-to-date CPO sales of 27,239 are up 2.4 percent.