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Lexus chief mulls 2018 plans

Fresh start: Scott Thompson has spent the past two years with Toyota and Lexus in the US, but is keen to get his head around the Australian business as soon as he can.

New Lexus Australia boss says SUV stock issues impacted 2017 sales

Market Insight logo22 Jan 2018

By TIM NICHOLSON in DETROIT

- Lexus Australia’s new chief executive Scott Thompson will spend the first three months of his tenure developing a fresh strategic plan and looking for more growth opportunities in the premium segment.

- The Japanese car-maker experienced a 2.5 per cent sales decline in Australia last year with 8800 new registrations, marking the first time the company had not recorded year-on-year annual sales growth since 2011.

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