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LEXUS SALES JUMP AGAIN IN MAY

 LEXUS SALES JUMP AGAIN IN MAY
 TORRANCE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexus sales rose


38 percent in May compared to year-ago levels on the strength of the ES 300 and 1992 totals continue to run well ahead of '91 levels, according to sales figures released today by the luxury division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.
 Sales of 3,002 ES 300s were up 79.5 percent from ES 250 levels of May 1991. Lexus total sales for May were 6,909 and total year-to- date sales of 37,509 are up 72.5 percent.
 "Not only were Lexus sales up considerably from last year, they also were up nearly 10 percent from last month," said Dave Illingworth, Lexus group vice president and general manager. "The market continues to show signs of gaining strength and at the same time it is becoming extremely competitive."
 For the year, ES 300 sales of 14,565 are up 84 percent. LS 400 sales of 13,081 are down 5.4 percent. Lexus sport coupe sales total 9,863, with no comparable '91 figures available.
 LEXUS SALES TOTALS
 Month-to-Month Totals
 Model May '92 May '91 DSR Pct. Change
 LS 400 2,176 3,465 -34.7 pct.
 ES 300/250 3,002 1,739 +79.5 pct.
 SC 400/300 1,040/691 N/A N/A
 Total 6,909 5,204 +38 pct.
 Year-to-Date Totals
 Model 1992 1991 DSR Pct. Change
 LS 400 13,081 13,835 -5.4 pct.
 ES 300/250 14,565 7,916 +84 pct.
 SC 400/300 9,863 N/A N/A
 Total 37,509 21,751 +72.5 pct.
 -0- 6/3/92
 /CONTACT: Art Garner of Lexus, 310-781-3282/ CO: Lexus ST: California IN: AUT SU:


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