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Toyota Sales Increase 11.6 Percent In April 2012
Camry up 20.9 percent; Prius records best ever April
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TORRANCE, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported sales of 178,044 units, an increase of 25.5 percent compared to April 2011 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Unadjusted for 24 selling days in April 2012 versus 27 selling days in April 2011, TMS sales were up 11.6 percent over the year-ago month on a raw volume basis.

The Toyota Division posted April total sales of 160,493 units, an increase of 27.2 percent over April 2011 on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Toyota Division sales were up 13.1 percent over the year-ago month.

"Thanks to continued strong sales of Camry and Prius family, Toyota was America's number one retail brand for the second straight month," said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "With consumer confidence improving, we expect to see sustained industry growth in the months ahead."

The Lexus Division reported total sales of 17,551 units, up 12.3 percent over April 2011 on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Lexus Division sales were flat compared to last year.

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Toyota Division passenger cars posted combined sales of 99,450 units, up 44.3 percent over April 2011. Camry and Camry Hybrid led passenger cars with combined monthly sales of 36,820 units, an increase of 36.1 percent year-over-year. The Prius family recorded its best ever April with sales of 25,168 units, increasing 126.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Corolla reported sales of 24,804 units, up 15.2 percent over the year-ago month. Avalon was also up with sales of 2,881 units, a 20.9 percent increase.

Toyota Division light trucks recorded April sales of 61,043 units, an increase of 6.5 percent compared to April 2011. The RAV4 compact SUV led light trucks, posting monthly sales of 15,196 units, up 9.7 percent over last year. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid reported combined sales of 9,352 units, an increase of 18.3 percent over the year-ago month. The 4Runner midsize SUV recorded April sales of 3,783 units, increasing 5.7 percent. The Tacoma mid-size pickup posted sales of 10,901 units, an increase of 16.7 percent over April 2011, and the Tundra full-size pickup reported sales of 7,219 units. The Sienna minivan recorded sales of 9,451 units.

Scion posted April sales of 5,503 units, up 8.4 percent versus April 2011. The tC sports coupe led the way with sales of 2,008 units, and the xB urban utility vehicle recorded April sales of 1,617 units. The all-new iQ premium micro-subcompact posted monthly sales of 962 units, followed by the xD five-door urban subcompact with 916 units.

Lexus Division

Lexus reported passenger car sales of 9,441 units, up 25.6 percent over April 2011. The entry luxury sedan ES led Lexus passenger car sales with sales of 3,000 units. The IS luxury sports sedan recorded April sales of 2,344 units, flat compared to the same period last year. The GS and GS hybrid posted combined sales of 2,006 units, an increase of 486.2 percent over the year-ago month. The CT 200h premium hybrid compact posted sales of 1,620 units, increasing 108.3 percent year-over-year.

Lexus luxury utility vehicles reported sales of 8,110 units, flat versus April 2011. The RX and RX hybrid posted combined monthly sales of 6,842 units, while the LX recorded sales of 517 units, up 92.6 percent over last April.

TMS Hybrids

TMS posted April sales of 32,593 hybrid vehicles, an increase of 124.6 percent compared to the same period last year. Toyota Division posted sales of 30,126 hybrids for the month, up 142.7 percent over the year-ago month. Lexus Division reported monthly sales 2,467 hybrids, increasing 17.6 percent year-over-year.

TOYOTA U.S. SALES SUMMARY

April, 2012











-- CURRENT MONTH --

-- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --




DSR %

VOL %



DSR %

VOL %


2012

2011

CHG

CHG

2012

2011

CHG

CHG

TOTAL TOYOTA

178,044

159,540

25.5

11.6

665,328

593,464

13.2

12.1

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.

160,493

141,964

27.2

13.1

598,681

528,532

14.4

13.3

TOTAL LEXUS

17,551

17,576

12.3

-0.1

66,647

64,932

3.7

2.6










YARIS

4,274

1,987

142.0

115.1

14,443

8,597

69.7

68.0

COROLLA

24,804

24,215

15.2

2.4

93,232

100,890

-6.7

-7.6

PRIUS

25,168

12,477

126.9

101.7

86,027

55,256

57.2

55.7

CAMRY

36,820

30,443

36.1

20.9

142,225

107,264

33.9

32.6

AVALON

2,881

2,680

20.9

7.5

12,924

9,157

42.5

41.1

SCION iQ

962

0

N/A

N/A

3,485

0

N/A

N/A

SCION xD

916

1,205

-14.5

-24.0

3,466

3,727

-6.1

-7.0

SCION xB

1,617

1,831

-0.6

-11.7

6,482

6,574

-0.4

-1.4

SCION tC

2,008

2,674

-15.5

-24.9

7,241

8,168

-10.5

-11.3

TOTAL SCION

5,503

5,710

8.4

-3.6

20,674

18,469

13.0

11.9

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. CAR

99,450

77,512

44.3

28.3

369,525

299,633

24.5

23.3










CT

1,620

875

108.3

85.1

6,510

3,074

113.9

111.8

HS

28

279

-88.7

-90.0

591

978

-39.0

-39.6

IS

2,344

2,640

-0.1

-11.2

8,966

9,669

-6.4

-7.3

ES

3,000

3,493

-3.4

-14.1

11,548

12,038

-3.1

-4.1

GS

2,006

385

486.2

421.0

7,054

1,488

378.8

374.1

LS

438

776

-36.5

-43.6

2,101

3,157

-32.8

-33.4

SC

0

0

N/A

N/A

2

14

-85.6

-85.7

LFA

5

5

12.5

0.0

19

22

-12.8

-13.6

TOTAL LEXUS CAR

9,441

8,453

25.6

11.7

36,791

30,440

22.1

20.9

TOTAL TOYOTA CAR

108,891

85,965

42.5

26.7

406,316

330,073

24.3

23.1










RAV4

15,196

15,586

9.7

-2.5

55,061

55,426

0.3

-0.7

FJ CRUISER

994

1,246

-10.3

-20.2

4,073

4,867

-15.5

-16.3

VENZA

3,051

3,244

5.8

-5.9

11,685

11,359

3.9

2.9

HIGHLANDER

9,352

8,893

18.3

5.2

35,408

34,850

2.6

1.6

4RUNNER

3,783

4,028

5.7

-6.1

13,837

15,986

-12.6

-13.4

SIENNA

9,451

11,462

-7.2

-17.5

33,651

37,060

-8.3

-9.2

SEQUOIA

882

997

-0.5

-11.5

4,113

4,057

2.4

1.4

LAND CRUISER

214

174

38.4

23.0

655

695

-4.8

-5.8

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. SUV

33,472

34,168

10.2

-2.0

124,832

127,240

-0.9

-1.9










TACOMA

10,901

10,510

16.7

3.7

43,020

35,673

21.8

20.6

TUNDRA

7,219

8,312

-2.3

-13.1

27,653

28,926

-3.5

-4.4

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PICKUP

18,120

18,822

8.3

-3.7

70,673

64,599

10.5

9.4

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. TRUCK

61,043

64,452

6.5

-5.3

229,156

228,899

1.1

0.1










RX

6,842

7,802

-1.3

-12.3

24,729

28,850

-13.4

-14.3

GX

751

1,019

-17.1

-26.3

3,272

4,443

-25.6

-26.4

LX

517

302

92.6

71.2

1,855

1,199

56.2

54.7

TOTAL LEXUS TRUCK

8,110

9,123

0.0

-11.1

29,856

34,492

-12.6

-13.4

TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK

69,153

73,575

5.7

-6.0

259,012

263,391

-0.7

-1.7










SELLING DAYS

24

27



101

102



DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE









* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES

















COROLLA

23,614

16,073

65.3

46.9

83,919

72,453

17.0

15.8

CAMRY

36,809

30,323

36.6

21.4

142,155

106,457

34.9

33.5

AVALON

2,881

2,680

20.9

7.5

12,924

9,157

42.5

41.1

RAV4

11,996

13,070

3.3

-8.2

46,288

44,153

5.9

4.8

VENZA

3,051

3,244

5.8

-5.9

11,685

11,359

3.9

2.9

HIGHLANDER

8,768

8,441

16.9

3.9

33,260

31,809

5.6

4.6

SIENNA

9,451

11,462

-7.2

-17.5

33,651

37,060

-8.3

-9.2

SEQUOIA

882

997

-0.5

-11.5

4,113

4,057

2.4

1.4

TACOMA

10,901

10,510

16.7

3.7

43,020

35,673

21.8

20.6

TUNDRA

7,219

8,312

-2.3

-13.1

27,653

28,926

-3.5

-4.4










RX

5,662

6,202

2.7

-8.7

19,668

21,399

-7.2

-8.1










TOTAL

121,234

111,314

22.5

8.9

458,336

402,503

15.0

13.9

N.A. VEHICLES % OF TOTAL

68.1%

69.8%



68.9%

67.8%












TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT CAR

36,146

28,436

43.0

27.1

130,527

111,566

18.2

17.0

LEXUS IMPORT CAR

9,441

8,453

25.6

11.7

36,791

30,440

22.1

20.9

TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT CARS

63,304

49,076

45.1

29.0

238,998

188,067

28.3

27.1

TOTAL TOYOTA CARS

108,891

85,965

42.5

26.7

406,316

330,073

24.3

23.1










TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT TRUCK

8,775

8,416

17.3

4.3

29,486

35,862

-17.0

-17.8

LEXUS IMPORT TRUCK

2,448

2,921

-5.7

-16.2

10,188

13,093

-21.4

-22.2

TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT TRUCK

52,268

56,036

4.9

-6.7

199,670

193,037

4.5

3.4

LEXUS NA BUILT TRUCK

5,662

6,202

2.7

-8.7

19,668

21,399

-7.2

-8.1

TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK

69,153

73,575

5.7

-6.0

259,012

263,391

-0.7

-1.7










SELLING DAYS

24

27



101

102



DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE


















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