Lexus didn't believe that there would be a strong demand for the CT in the North American market. So, even before the earthquake, there wasn't going to be a lot of them around. I think that the allocation was 1000 cars per month nation wide. Their real target for the car is the European market, where they hoped that it would significantly increase their market share. Lexus is not as well known there! That being said, I believe that the CT has succeeded here far beyond their expectations!Interesting. I'm thinking about ordering one soon, but I'm curious whether there is really a strong demand for these cars or if the demand was created purely as the result of the marketing build up and launch coinciding with the earthquake. I'd like to jump in at around $1000 below MSRP.
Agreed. This was never intended to be a high-volume sale.Lexus didn't believe that there would be a strong demand for the CT in the North American market....That being said, I believe that the CT has succeeded here far beyond their expectations!
Did you mean MSRP instead of invoice ?Up here in WA all of our cars are selling for invoice! The only discount is if you already own a Lexus you get $1k for loyalty.
I think that some people who put down the Prius never drove the V, and never played with the Advanced Technology Package. That thing is INSANE. Not just a backup camera, but a car that will back into the space for you, as well as parallel park...and doing a great job at that. Adaptive cruise control, lane assist...it's just a really great package.The interesting thing is that its price was within about $1,000 of the 2010 Prius V with Advanced Technology Package that I bought my wife last year. The Prius has some features that are not available on the CT! The CT is great, however the Prius IMHO is a lot better than some CTer's feel