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Lexus sold more LS sedans in America in November 2012 than at any time since December 2012. While that wasn’t enough to make the LS the best-selling luxury limo in the United States – a title once again held by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class – it is more than enough to make it clear that Lexus wants to regain its crown. LS sales jumped 57% compared with October and were up 37% year-over-year.
Porsche’s Panamera has sold more often than the LS through the first eleven months of this year but only sold about half as often as the LS in November 2012. 2.4 LS sedans found buyers for every one A8 buyer that Audi secured.
And the Jaguar XJ? Sales have slowed to a crawl, and the LS was nearly five times as popular in November. In a market that’s risen 14% this year, Jaguar XJ sales are down 8%. XK sales, by the way, are down 4%. The one Jaguar that’s on the rise, the XF, has enjoyed a 6% sales increase this year. But the XF is way down on 2010’s pace, which was 18% down on 2009’s results.
Fortunately for Tata, the owner of Jaguar, the company’s U.S. interests also include the Land Rover brand. As Jaguar sales fell 1.4% in the first eleven months of 2012, Land Rover sales are up 15%. The Range Rover is a bad example of Land Rover’s success, at least right now. As the old model aged and the new version slowly picks up the slack, Range Rover sales fell 23% this year. This should change in a matter of weeks, if not months.
As always, you can click any model name in the tables visible after the jump to see historical monthly and yearly sales figures. Or you can select any make or model at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Any car or SUV you can’t find tabled here will be listed elsewhere – you can select from segments like midsize luxury SUVs and small luxury cars at GCBC’s The Tally page.
Click either of the two accompanying charts for a larger view. In those charts, cars are ranked by volume – they’re listed alphabetically in the tables below.