The All-New 2016 Lexus RX350 Sees An 22% Increase In November Sales Over Its Predecessor
The 2016 Lexus RX350 was designed specifically to be a crossover SUV that excites drivers both with its looks and performance, and, judging by recently tabulated sales data, this approach seems to have had its intended effect, as sales have clearly improved over the previous model year. With strict November head-count sales numbers that are 11% higher than the statistics for when the 2015 RX350 premiered in November 2015, the 2016 RX350 is already on pace to exceed company targets and, when calculated based solely on a sales-day basis, the latest iteration of the RX350 has even outsold the outgoing model by an impressive 22% in November.
The convincing nature of these sales figures are further emphasized by the fact that overall 2016 Lexus RX350 sales in November were 26% higher than those for the 2015 Lexus RX350s that were sold in October. Given that deliveries of the 2016 RX350 only began in the first week of November, this spike clearly indicates how well the all-new 2016 RX350 has been received by the public.
Stunning sales data should come as no surprise to anyone who follows industry trends, though, as the revamped 2016 RX350 has already received rave reviews, with Autoweek.com referring to it as a, “Smashing success.”
Marked by chiseled lines and an aggressive fascia that seem to slash across the road, with a 295 hp V6 that turns out impressive acceleration, the new RX350 is first and foremost a vehicle that was built without compromise. Yes, it can seat 5 in refined luxury while providing advanced capabilities through the Lexus Enform data display system, an available Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package, and passenger-friendly options like the Dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES), however the RX350 is fundamentally a driver’s car. This is not only reflected in the raw output of the engine itself, which can propel the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, but also in the manner through which its transmission controls and releases power. An eight-speed electronically-controlled automatic that is characterized by close gear ratios, the transmission on the RX350 increases torque at the lower end of the power envelope while maintaining a quiet ride at the upper end, with smooth shifting in the spectrum between.
Handling on the 2016 Lexus RX350 has also been improved, as the forward suspension consists of independent MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers, and a stabilizer bar, while the vehicle’s welded-steel unibody construction helps to maintain rigidity during turns. The changes to the RX350’s body contours have, beyond their visual appeal, also contributed to enhanced performance, as it now boasts a slippery 0.33 aerodynamic drag coefficient.
Beyond improvements to the vehicle itself, the current RX350 is likely to have received a sales boost due to a Consumer Reports customer survey that found Lexus has the best overall brand quality, while J.D. Power and Associates also noted that Lexus dealers have the best customer service visit satisfaction rating.
If you’re interested in learning more about why the 2016 Lexus RX350 has become a major hit within the luxury crossover segment, feel free to stop by Lexus of Highland Park. As our showroom is located at 2930 Skokie Valley Road, it’s a convenient drive for anyone in Chicagoland. Our sales representatives are also happy to answer questions about Lexus of Highland Park’s latest new vehicle specials. Call them at (847) 999-0095 to learn more about these latest offers or to schedule a test drive with any of the new 2016 Lexus models.