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Lexus U.S. Chief Says Sales Will Grow Even If Taxes Rise

Bloomberg -- Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) expects to boost U.S. sales of its luxury Lexus model next year even though taxes on the wealthy may rise as a result of a federal budget deal, the brand’s global marketing chief said.

Lexus sales, up 24 percent in the U.S. this year through October, may gain at least 10 percent in 2013, Mark Templin, who is also head of the brand in the region, said in an interview last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Demand for luxury autos will grow faster than the industrywide pace, even with a change in tax rates, he said.


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Submitted Dec 03, 2012 By: GasPasserAB
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 6:01:08 AM

good luck. I won't hold my breath.
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:45:28 AM

Very desirable cars. I will buy a Lexus over a Bimmer or Ben z any day of the week!
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:13:51 AM

Alrighty then
iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:12:28 AM

high end usually does well
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:06:15 AM

Good cars, indeed
bridgerunner
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:04:09 AM

And they are good cars.
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:04:06 AM

Broken link.
clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:06:07 PM

their sales will grow because their market can afford it
leemun
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:30:10 PM

Terribly overpriced, but I sure love my old '95 ES300.
RonElp
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:47:46 AM

A New Lexus... a car for the top 2%.
fora_7
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:13:47 AM

Lexus is a luxury model. So if you can afford that price, you can go along with the tax rates.
METEOR49
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:50:20 AM

there is no recession for the rich, only the working stiff is carrying the load . there are people in the u.s. and canada making in excess of 200,000 and paying no tax because of creative accounting and generous write-offs !
sljbc475
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:43:28 AM

Automobiles sales tax is not the answer.
bpj13
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:40:38 AM

Ok
red5529
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:40:05 AM

any new car should be in good shape 4 years from now. won't be able to afford to drive it anywhere.
91Hilux
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:38:40 AM

Confidence from a company that never asked for bailout money.
Goat2008
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:38:00 AM

ok
BJ1947
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:34:15 AM

And who cares?
bruceha2000
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:33:59 AM

Because the 1% makes more money in a year than most people make in a lifetime. An extra 3% on income over $350K isn't going to affect whether or not they can afford something as cheap (for them) as a Lexus.
beohbeNJ
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:32:51 AM

Meh!
slkmoo
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:32:28 AM

ok
listerone
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:31:41 AM

But then,maybe not!
Tegger
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:30:28 AM

OK
RangerBob58
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:29:30 AM

Hmmm...
spotterFL
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:28:40 AM

YUP!

The "haves" will continue to buy......but now it will be the LEXUS instead of the HUMMER.

Heltonw
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:27:22 AM

Spend it before the Feds can take it away.
LoneGuy
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:27:22 AM

I guess it must be the government leaders buying them. They have ruined the economy for everyone else.
chuckohio
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:26:31 AM

No big surprise here
FBI2991
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:26:19 AM

Whatever
snarkysmarko
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:25:24 AM

Lexus Chief needs to take a basic course in Economics.
BummerMan
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:24:57 AM

We'll see...
Paw5X
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:24:31 AM

Just an over priced Toyota!
Costello
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:23:57 AM

Doesn't affect everyone the same
LocalSpyGuy
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:23:10 AM

For the wealthy, the difference in price would be minimal.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:22:32 AM

YEEEEP
jpgilmor
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:22:31 AM

Are they in for a shock.
naw62
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:20:28 AM

Thery won't make it and nothing to do with gas prices
brbts
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:11:31 AM

Still can't afford them and it's still a FOREIGN car no matter where it's made!
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:47:00 AM

Whatever, Lexus - nothing but an over priced Toyota.
FPLREP
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:28:48 AM

Beware the "law of unintended consequences."
Aserdaten
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:23:35 AM

Taxes on the wealthy may rise? Unfortunately this might not happen, thanks to narrow-minded politicians afraid of hurting themselves and/or their friends financially. We can always hope, though, that this do-nothing Congress might start doing the right thing instead of just protecting their political agendas.
pscamp
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:13:54 AM

OK
Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:07:52 AM

Buy American.
mar2100
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:06:32 AM

Doubt it
Hunter114
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:02:52 AM

How optimistic.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:02:43 AM

ok
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:01:34 AM

I wouldnt buy a Lexus if I were to purchase any "luxury" car.
lindact
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:00:42 AM

If you can afford it, taxes aren't an issue.
Caragogo
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 5:59:58 AM

They will have their status symbol, whether they can afford it or not.
SnickersDog
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 5:58:31 AM

Okay.
turbodog
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 5:58:30 AM

Maybe
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