Lexus remains unbeatable in the U.S. luxury auto sales race

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 5, 2011

It appears that Lexus is unbeatable on the United States luxury auto market, as the Japanese brand secured the top spot for the 11th straight year. According to the official figures, Lexus sold 27,560 cars and sport-utility vehicles in December in the U.S. and an impressive 229,329 for 2010.

Still, the brand’s sales fell 3.5 percent in December from a year earlier, but the sales rose 6.2 percent for all of 2010. As expected, the second place was taken by Bmw, which sold 9,216, less vehicles than Lexus.

The news are good for the Bavarian manufacturer who managed to reduce the 19,473 gap from 2009. The third place was taken by Mercedes-Benz, who reported a 14 percent increase over 2010 sales. “It was a bit of a roller coaster” for Lexus last year, said Jesse Toprak, an analyst at TrueCar, a Web site that tracks auto sales.

“They certainly got impacted negatively by the lingering recall news for Toyota, and we've also seen BMW and Benz being more aggressive when it came to incentive spending and marketing.”

Bmw’s sales in the United States rose 16 percent to 23,280 for December and 12 percent to 220,113 for the year. [via autonews - sub. required]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Retired Formula 1 driver Jenson Button has just received his brand new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider. This was confirmed after McLaren Beverly Hills posted a picture on its official Instagram...
by - January 24, 2017
Ford and Toyota have come together in the hopes of standardizing their vehicles’ smartphone integration system. The open-source platform is said to compete with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay...
by - January 24, 2017
The race to autonomous driving has been dictated by the need to make the road safer and reduce the incidents of vehicle crashes. Several major carmakers in the world have...
by - January 24, 2017
The Shooting Brake is probably the least rendered body shape in the automotive world. But it’s also the most sought after design among car nuts for its unique, old-fashioned charm....
by - January 23, 2017
Perhaps to make the upcoming Valentine’s day more special, Tinder dating app and Ford UK have cooked up a special blind date for all the single blokes and chicks in...
by - January 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries