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LEXUS APRIL SALES MAINTAIN STRONG '92 PACE

 LEXUS APRIL SALES MAINTAIN STRONG '92 PACE
 TORRANCE, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexus sales in April


continued to run well ahead of year-ago levels, according to figures released today by the luxury division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc.
 Led by the ES 300, with sales up 69.7 percent from ES 250 levels in April 1991, Lexus total sales of 6,588 for the month rose 41.3 percent. On a year-to-date basis, Lexus sales are up 83.1 percent.
 "Luxury car sales continue to lead the industry's recovery," noted Dave Illingworth, Lexus group vice president and general manager. "The very competitive near-luxury segment, which is loaded with new models like the ES 300, is the main reason overall luxury sales are up."
 For the year, ES 300 sales of 11,563 are up 85.4 percent. LS 400 sales of 10,905 are up 4.1 percent. Lexus sport coupe sales total 8,132 and continue to top the luxury import coupe segment with no comparable '91 figures available.
 LEXUS SALES TOTALS
 Month-to-Month Totals
 Model April '92 April '91 DSR Pct. Change
 LS 400 2,374 3,128 -24.1 pct.
 ES 300/250 2,602 1,533 +69.7 pct.
 SC 400/300 1,612 N/A N/A
 Total 6,588 4,661 +41.3 pct.
 Year-to-Date Totals
 Model 1992 1991 DSR Pct. Change
 LS 400 10,905 10,370 +4.1 pct.
 ES 300/250 11,563 6,177 +85.4 pct.
 SC 400/300 8,132 N/A N/A
 Total 30,600 16,547 +83.1 pct.
 -0- 5/5/91
 /CONTACT: Art Garner, 310-781-3282, or Nancy Hubbell, 310-781-3279, both of Lexus/ CO: Lexus ST: California IN: AUT SU:


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