Luxury carmaker Lexus has posted record sales for the fourth time in the past 12 months after experiencing unprecedented demand in March.
Lexus dealers supplied 931 of the brand’s premium passenger cars and SUVs last month, obliterating a March record that had stood for 10 years.
The March result represented an increase of 26.7 per cent compared with the same month last year. It was more than 20 per cent over the February 2017 tally.
Lexus is now running ahead of the record pace it set in 2016, posting first-quarter sales of 2,255 vehicles – a gain of more than 3.1 per cent.
March sales of Lexus SUVs climbed more than 14.5 per cent over the same month last year, led by the NX Line with almost 350 deliveries. The RX Line (165) returned its best March figures in six years while LX 570 (39) returned its strongest March result since 2003.
Passenger-car sales (380) were also a highlight for Lexus – accelerating almost 50 per cent March-on-March. The premium CT 200h recorded its strongest March in five years.
Lexus Australia chief executive Peter McGregor said the record-setting start to 2017 followed an all-time yearly high of 9,027 sales achieved last year.
“Surging demand for Lexus is due to improved supply of in-demand vehicles as well as judicious sales and marketing offers, on-going expansion in the number of Lexus dealerships and our obsession with customer service,” Mr McGregor said.
Clintons Motors opened the state of the art Lexus dealership showroom at Gregory Hills on February 1 this year.
It’s located on the corner of Camden Valley Way and Gregory Hills Drive.
Upcoming new -model introductions include the premium LC coupe in June, followed by the latest generation of the flagship LS luxury sedan in the first half of 2018.