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Old 02-18-13, 06:24 AM   #1
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Post Lexus Enthusiast: GS best selling Lexus in Japan for 2012

Per the Lexus Enthusiast

http://lexusenthusiast.com/2013/02/1...ales-in-japan/

The GS actually outsold the CT in Japan for Lexus best seller there.
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Old 02-18-13, 02:40 PM   #2
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Wow...that surprises me...
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Doesn't surprise me as this is what Lexus wanted to accomplish, they were looking to make better sales on the GS. What amazes me is that it beat the RX which is Lexus bread and butter, would be nice to see a comparison of the year when the 3GS came out to see the sales number differences. Can't wait to see the US numbers.
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BUT, this is surprising given the demographics in Japan...

RX is the bread and butter in America for instance, but you would expect it to sell more slowly in Japan.
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BUT, this is surprising given the demographics in Japan...

RX is the bread and butter in America for instance, but you would expect it to sell more slowly in Japan.
Yeah but that's why Lexus said they would vow to sell more in Japan and US and Eurpoean market that's why it doesn't surprise me. They officially did what they planned to which is sell more than they did when the 3GS was out.
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Sell more sure, but I bet they too were surprised it was the best selling Lexus in Japan...
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Sell more sure, but I bet they too were surprised it was the best selling Lexus in Japan...
That actually may be true
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Back in the 1980's, the Toyota Cressida [nee Mark II and Chaser etc] was Japan's best selling car.
Not sure which model is Japan's top seller these days.
I'm not at all surprised that the Lexus GS would be Lexus' top seller in Japan...
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not that surprising since they don't sell the ES.
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not that surprising since they don't sell the ES.
They do sell the HS which the new ES replaced in North America.
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good! more aftermarket support!
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That is great news, since it means they will continue focusing on the GS and not let it die on the vine with no improvements like some of their previous models (SC comes to mind).

Also, not surprising since Japan's population is aging more than that of practically any other country in the world. They probably don't need the RX with no kids.

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They do sell the HS which the new ES replaced in North America.
hardly the ES has always been here of course, and the HS sells HALF what the GS sells in Japan, whereas the ES outsells the GS 3:1 here.

it's all good - just different markets with different product offerings.
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Hot damn! this means more 4GS parts from tuners to come..
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