Lexus has 6,000 orders for the new LS 430, which goes on sale Oct. 12 with no price increase: $54,005 to start, $68,500 loaded (not including $545 destination charge). Denny Clements, new Lexus group vice president, expects to sell 25,000 in the U.S. — 11,000 more than the number of LS 400s Lexus will sell this year. Target buyers are educated, married and male. Median age is expected to dip from 58 to 47-55, 55% of them current Lexus owners. Mr. Clements says the LS 430 (430 denotes the ...

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