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Luxury Car Scorecard US 3Q 2020
Detroit November 7, 2020; Automotive News reported that Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus brand outsold luxury rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW in the latest quarter in the U.S. as inventory shortages triggered by the pandemic hampered the German brands.
Lexus, which hasn’t won the annual U.S. luxury sales race in a decade, grew 2 percent in the third quarter to 75,285 vehicles. Deliveries at Mercedes declined 9.4 percent to 69,631 units, and BMW suffered a 16 percent decline to 69,570. Mercedes is still leading the other two brands year-to-date by a wide margin.