Lexus, which lost its crown as the top-selling luxury auto brand in the U.
S. last year, increased sales 34 percent last month to push past Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
It's the first time Toyota's luxury brand beat both of its German competitors to be No. 1 in monthly sales since December 2010 before inventory was hurt by last year's natural disasters in Asia. Lexus sold 24,237 vehicles in August, the company said in a statement.