Lexus Passes Mercedes Benz in Sales

Lexus passes Mercedes in monthly sales becoming number two luxury brand in the US

Our prediction comes true as Lexus overtakes Mercedes on its quest to be the number one luxury automaker in the US. New vehicles could allow Lexus to outpace BMW by year's end.

Lexus outsold Mercedes Benz in the US in the month of May. Although all companies are enjoying good sales numbers right now, the Toyota family is doing better than most. Lexus is doing better than pretty much every other major luxury brand. Passing Mercedes means that there is only one more premium automotive brand for Lexus to beat in the US market and that is BMW.

Torque News noticed the sales trend some months back and reported on it last month. We could see that given Lexus’ sales gains and promising prospects for its product mix, it was only a matter of time before Lexus overtook the top two luxury brands in America. This month Lexus sold 26,921 vehicles. That is a solid 16% growth year over year compared to last May. Mercedes also did well and was up about 8%, posting sales of 26,617 vehicles. However, Lexus is growing faster and for this month at least, is now the number two luxury vehicle maker in the US on a monthly sales rate basis.


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Interesting article, but John you forgot to state (not sure if it was intentional or not) that Lexus was a sales leader for 11 straight years. Lexus is bounching back with new products and the unfortunate 2011 tsunami (which caused production issues). Otherwise, interesting article.
Thanks Larry.