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Old 05-01-19, 05:17 PM
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corolla sales off 27%, prius off 38% ouch...

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X7/GLS/Q8 flagship SUV game has picked up. Too bad Lexus doesn't have anything in that market to be complimentary to LX
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Mitsubishi Motors reports April 2019 sales /

May 01, 2019

CYPRESS, Calif. –
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second consecutive year1, today reported April 2019 sales of 6,963 vehicles.

Calendar year-to-date sales through the end of April stood at 49,030 vehicles, representing a year-over-year increase of 12% compared to the same period in 2018, and the brand's best calendar year-to-date sales since 2004. April 2019 sales were down 13% over April 2018.

News and Notes:
  • Outlander total volume was up 5% year-over-year.
  • Eclipse Cross total volume was up more than 40% year-over-year, marking the vehicle's best-ever April.
  • Mirage and Mirage G4, the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered non-hybrid vehicle currently available in America2, continue to buck the consumer trend away from sedans and small passenger cars, with total volume up 8.5% year-over-year.

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Porsche Reports April U.S. Retail Sales

First four months up 2.7 percent ahead of new Macan, 911, electric Taycan
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Porsche Cars North America, Inc. May 01, 2019, 15:47 ET
ATLANTA, May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and Cayman, Panamera, Cayenne, and Macan model lines, today announced April retail sales of 5,018 vehicles. The total was an increase of 5.0 percent from March but down 9.9 percent from a record April 2018. The primary reason for the year-over-year decline was the transition to the new Macan, the best-selling Porsche model that is due in U.S. dealerships this month.
The refreshed Porsche Macan S
U.S. retail sales in the first four months were 2.7 percent ahead of the same period in 2018, which itself was the seventh record retail year in a row for PCNA.
"We are already feeling the excitement for the refreshed Macan and later this year for the eighth generation of the iconic Porsche 911," said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of PCNA. "In September we will unveil the first all-electric Porsche, the Taycan, so all in all we have a thrilling year to look forward to along with our 191 U.S. dealer partners."

April results were driven by strong demand for the new Cayenne, with a notable 86.1 percent increase compared to April 2018. The mid-engine 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman together were up 1.3 percent from a year ago.

Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) sales in the U.S. totaled 1,975 vehicles in April, up 9.4 percent year-over-year.


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Volvo Car USA Reports April Sales

May 01, 2019 ID: 252067ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 1, 2019) - Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 8,367 vehicles for the month of April, an increase of 0.4 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date, VCUSA has sold 30,425 vehicles, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year.



April 2019 was the best April sales performance since April 2007. The XC90 was the top seller for April, up 27 percent over the prior year, with 2,700 sales recorded. The new XC40 had another record-breaking month, selling 1,824 compact SUVs.



“Led this month by the XC90, our award-winning SUV line was up 10 percent for the month,” said Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO, Volvo Car USA. “Together, the XC90, XC60 and XC40 have led to a 14 percent increase in SUV sales year-over-year.”



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https://www.media.volvocars.com/us/e.../sales-volumes



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INFINITI reports April 2019 U.S. sales


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – INFINITI today reported U.S. sales of 8,491 vehicles in April.

The QX50 luxury crossover, up 7 percent to 1,513, had its best April ever. With deliveries of 1,029 vehicles, the QX80 full-size sport utility vehicle had an increase of 12 percent.

Sales of the Q50 sports sedan increased 16 percent to 2,174 in April, while the Q70 luxury performance sedan had an increase of 27 percent to 345. Overall, INFINITI sedans and coupes were up 5 percent for the month.




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https://media.audiusa.com/en-us/releases/327

April sales down 21 percent; 2019 A6, A7, strike consumer demand with YoY growth








I'm very curious about the Q3. 415 units ytd vs close to 7k units last year?
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Originally Posted by Vladi View Post
X7/GLS/Q8 flagship SUV game has picked up. Too bad Lexus doesn't have anything in that market to be complimentary to LX
Lexus is just too slow to introduce new products or even a refresh. The long development cycle of the TNGA and poor product planning and timing is contributing to it.
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Lexus is just too slow to introduce new products or even a refresh. The long development cycle of the TNGA and poor product planning and timing is contributing to it.
Agree 100%. With the rapid changes in technology, Toyota/Lexus cannot have these slow refreshes. I think they are losing out by waiting to redesign some of these models. Just look at the LX, Tundra, Sequoia - these rigs should have been redesigned long ago. I mean the LX from 2008?
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Originally Posted by mbarron37 View Post
Agree 100%. With the rapid changes in technology, Toyota/Lexus cannot have these slow refreshes. I think they are losing out by waiting to redesign some of these models. Just look at the LX, Tundra, Sequoia - these rigs should have been redesigned long ago. I mean the LX from 2008?
The Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expeditions are flying out the door! Meanwhile Lexus seems content on selling 3-400 units of the LX a month...
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i think toyota/lexus really needs to take a hard look at their product lifecycles. maybe tnga will, going forward, provide more agility and responsiveness to the market. right now they seem to be a day (or years ) late and a dollar short (or too much ).
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
i think toyota/lexus really needs to take a hard look at their product lifecycles. maybe tnga will, going forward, provide more agility and responsiveness to the market. right now they seem to be a day (or years ) late and a dollar short (or too much ).
How well are the new TNGA cars really selling? Are they up over the past.
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It's embarrassing how long Toyota/Lexus ignores so much of their product line. The only models that get regular attention are mostly the best sellers (Camry,Corolla, RAV4, Highlander,Tacoma, Avalon, ES, RX. etc.). It's particularly odd coming from the company with the deepest pockets in the industry. I could see if it was because the dinosaurs in the lineup still sold well but they don't and Toyota let's the competition dominate those segments instead of staying ahead of it.
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
corolla sales off 27%, prius off 38% ouch...

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Telluride would have likely seen even higher sales if inventory could meet demand. That's typical for first month though. My sister in law bought one but had to cross the state to find one and had to settle on color. Probably the single hottest vehicle right now along with the Gladiator.

I assume Corolla sales suffered due to the transition to the 2020 model.
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Old 05-04-19, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Vladi View Post
X7/GLS/Q8 flagship SUV game has picked up. Too bad Lexus doesn't have anything in that market to be complimentary to LX
I've been wondering for years when Lexus is going to offer a proper 3 row crossover to compete in this segment. They've stuck with these old body on frame SUV's which is fine for some but the market has certainly shifted to unibody. Doesn't help that the new Highlander isn't any bigger to more easily make a Lexus version off of. Although if they really want to compete with the new X7, GLS, & Q7, the basis would need to be more than a Highlander platform.
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