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Lexus considering building new ES in North America

by Scott Burgess (RSS feed) on Jun 19th, 2012 at 9:29AM

Lexus dealers are pressuring parent company Toyota to build the new 2013 ES in North America. According to Ward's Auto, Tim Morrison, vice president of sales and dealer development, admits dealers are clamoring for the ES to be built in North America to help hedge against a strong Japanese yen. The ES, Lexus' top selling sedan in America, is currently built in Kyushu, Japan. But the strong yen has cut into the car's profitability. Morrison says that the company's North American factory capacity is already limited, but as the brand looks to expand, it will consider finding places to build... Read More

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