Lexus Utility Sales Up 2 Percent in July; NX Sets Monthly Record
Lexus sales in the United States totaled 27,890 units in July, down 6.5% year-over-year. Despite the dip when compared to sales from July 2015, the brand is confident in its outlook for the future given the continued popularity of its SUVs and crossovers.
“Lexus luxury utility vehicles had another strong sales month, with RX, NX, and LX up,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus division group vice president and general manager. “With these results, we had our best-ever July for light trucks and are up nearly 10% for the year, thanks to the strength of our dealer body.”
Sales of Lexus utility vehicles were up 2% in July at a total of 15,455 units delivered. Sales of the Lexus NX were up 8.1% at 4,689 units, good for the model’s best July mark ever. Sales of the RX were up 3.1% at 8,522 units, and sales of the LX were up 48.9% at 326 units. GX sales were down 17.9%
Through seven months, Lexus utility sales are up 9.7% with 101,884 vehicles delivered. Sales of the RX are up 10.3% at a running total of 57,934 units, and sales of the NX are up 14.7% with 27,979 units.
As consumer interests continue to trend toward SUVs, Lexus’ car sales continue to reflect that trend. Sales of Lexus cars totaled 12,435 units in July, down 15.2% with sales of every model but the ES down double digits year-over-year. Sales of the Lexus ES were up 1% at 5,497 units. Through seven months, Lexus car sales total 77,570 units, down 19% from 2016.