LEXUS CONTINUES UPWARD SURGE WITH RECORD FIRST HALF SALES

Lexus has maintained its record-breaking sales success by achieving its strongest ever first-half result, surpassing the previous best in 2015.

Lexus Australia chief executive Peter McGregor said the milestone underlined the consistent growth of the Japanese luxury marque in the local market.

"Our brand achieved 25 per cent year-to-date growth this time last year, so to record further growth in light of that is a significant achievement," Mr McGregor said.

"It is a very clear indication that our dynamic product is hitting its mark in the competitive Australian luxury market with excellent support from our dealer network."

Lexus model lines recorded strong results in the first half of 2016.

NX turbo sales were up nearly 58 per cent on 2015, while sales of the CT 200h premium hybrid hatchback were up nearly 20 per cent.

Sales of RX 350, the six-cylinder petrol variant of Lexus' luxury midsize SUV, also increased by more than 23 per cent on the 2015 figure.

Mr McGregor said the results set down the foundation for the second half of the year ahead of 2017 when Lexus introduces further new product to the market including the LC luxury flagship coupe.

 

"We are in a buoyant position as the new financial year commences, ready to keep up this impressive progress and momentum ahead of what will be a very exciting 2017," he said.