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Old 04-01-05, 11:25 AM   #16
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March Mid Luxury Sales

1. 5 = 3,947
2. E = 3,608
3. GS = 3,209
4. STS = 2,954
5. LS = 2,595
6. M = 2,253
7. A6 = 1,681
8. RL = 1,376
9. S80 = 1,166
10. S-Type = 1,023
11. 9-5 = 473

March 05 - March 04 Sales

1. Infiniti = +5.3%
2. Acura = +3.6%
3. Jaguar = +2.6%
4. Lexus = +1.9%
4. Mercedes = +1.9%
5. Cadillac = +0.1%
6. Lincoln = -8.8%
7. BMW = -11.0%
8. Audi = -12.9%
9. Volvo = -13.6%
10. Saab = -17.8%

There is a typo in the original Toyota press release. Lexus is up +1.9% for March 2005, not down -1.9%.

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TOTAL LEXUS 25,471 25,013 -1.9
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The STS, which has been touted as a slow seller and a disappointment for Cadillac sold more during the month of March than the Infiniti M!?!

Once the Lexus gets going with the hybrid version and the upgraded V6 & V8 engines in the GS I think Lexus has a real chance of overtaking the E Class and 5 Series.
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Old 04-01-05, 11:40 AM   #18
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See link for Toyota's complete numbers


http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_li...l?id=20050401a
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The Lexus Division reported its best-ever March with total sales of 25,471 units for the month. Lexus' March luxury utility vehicle sales were led by the GX 470 mid-size luxury SUV, which posted sales of 3,097 units, an increase of 1.2 percent. GS sales were boosted by the launch of the all-new 2006 GS 300 and GS 430 luxury performance sedans in late February. The GS 300 had sales of 2,482, an increase of 428.8 percent, while the GS 430 posted sales of 727, an increase of 914.6 percent.

TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
(INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
March, 2005

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       ----- CURRENT MONTH --        -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
                                  DSR %                   DSR %
                    2005    2004    CHG     2005    2004    CHG


ES 330             5,706   6,876   -20.1  14,776  17,676   -15.3
LS 430             2,537   3,010   -18.8   6,682   7,877   -14.0
SC 430               766     900   -18.0   1,770   1,998   -10.2
GS 300             2,482     452   428.8   4,518   1,683   172.0
GS 430               727      69   914.6   1,140     312   270.3
IS 300               439   1,007   -58.0   1,320   2,457   -45.6
TOTAL LEXUS 
 PASS. CAR        12,657  12,314    -1.0  30,206  32,003    -4.4

LX 470               613     713   -17.2   1,985   2,080    -3.3
GX 470             3,097   2,947     1.2   8,139   7,536     9.4
RX 330             9,104   9,039    -3.0  23,114  23,773    -1.5
TOTAL LEXUS 
 LIGHT TRUCK      12,814  12,699    -2.8  33,238  33,389     0.9

TOYOTA DIV. 
 IMPORT CAR       26,967  14,831    75.1  64,144  39,761    63.5
LEXUS IMPORT CAR  12,657  12,314    -1.0  30,206  32,003    -4.4

LEXUS IMPORT 
 LT TRUCK          6,764   7,392   -11.9  18,352  20,352    -8.6
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The GS 300 had sales of 2,482, an increase of 428.8 percent, while the GS 430 posted sales of 727, an increase of 914.6 percent.

Huge improvement.
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They made a mistake in their RX330 stats line.

Should say a 3.0 percent INCREASE, not decrease.



RX 330 9,104 9,039 -3.0


The GS did outstanding on its first years launch. Same with the Avalon - SUPERB numbers!

Keep it up guys!
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Does the GS numbers include only 2006 GS sold or also 2005? Because some dealers still have GS's since January, even till today. The total calendar year from January to March 31st 2005 shows total number of GS's sold to be 5658 units. And the total amount of GS sold in march 2005 is 3209. Is that 2005 AND 2006 units or only 2006? How do you know?
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I couldn't find any numbers for the Jaguar X-Type or Lincoln LS...
Jaguar S-type
1,023 in Mar 05
997 in Mar 04

Increase 2.6%
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I am positive Lexus is extremely happy with the results. They are in the top 3 for sales. The GS may have the addition of the AWD version but compared to the E and 5 still lacks a wagon, a AMG/M car and a 525 competitor. Lexus again hits the nail in the head with what consumers want.
Infiniti has to be very pleased with their results, finally, no 40k + luxury sedan flop! Kudos to them.
Kudos to Audi, A6 sales are really picking up, a deserving and sometimes overlooked car.

I had no idea Volvo sold that many S80s (or little I guess).
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5 sales broken down by model
2005 March

525i 1,600
530i 1,617
545i 830

total 3,947
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Acura RL sales since the new model. Dropped barely but clearly off the Nov/Dec pace.
Oct 1,320
Nov 1,941
Dec 1,967
Jan 1,371
Feb 1,412
March 1,376
They wanted 20k sales a year for the RL. At this pace, they will have around 15k sales in 2005, 25% below expectations.
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where is the source of your numbers? I'd like to bookmark the site if possible.
http://www.theautochannel.com/
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I am positive Lexus is extremely happy with the results. They are in the top 3 for sales. The GS may have the addition of the AWD version but compared to the E and 5 still lacks a wagon, a AMG/M car and a 525 competitor. Lexus again hits the nail in the head with what consumers want.
You know, I was just thinking that when Lexus releases the upgraded V6 & V8 engines, they should keep the 3.0 liter V6 to compete with the 525i instead of killing it off. I'm sure they spent lots of money developing the engine and it would no doubt add to Lexus's bottom line by offering another variation of the GS. Look at the sales numbers for the 525i, they're pretty impressive...almost identical to the 530i and much better than the 545i.
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You know, I was just thinking that when Lexus releases the upgraded V6 & V8 engines, they should keep the 3.0 liter V6 to compete with the 525i instead of killing it off. I'm sure they spent lots of money developing the engine and it would no doubt add to Lexus's bottom line by offering another variation of the GS. Look at the sales numbers for the 525i, they're pretty impressive...almost identical to the 530i and much better than the 545i.
I agree 100%, I think the 3 model strategy would be great. And maybe it will come to pass? Why?
IS 350 will be RWD only, so when the GS 350 comes, will it be RWD only? Thus making AWD for the GS 300 only?

Just a thought.
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I agree 100%, I think the 3 model strategy would be great. And maybe it will come to pass? Why?
I doubt they will have the 3 model strategy, but if they do, they should release the GS350 here this fall, the same time as Japan Why wait ? Just wishful thinking . . .
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