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Toyota Announces Best-Ever Sales Month In 47 Years Of Business In The U.S.
 

Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported its best-ever sales month in 47 years of business in the U.S. with May sales of 202,420, an increase of 12.6 percent. The record-setting month marks the second time Toyota has recorded at least 200,000 sales in a single month, topping the previous high set in August 2003. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales stand at 834,270, up 11.6 percent over the same period last year.

"Industry sales have remained strong despite higher gas prices," said Jim Press, TMS executive vice president and COO. "We have not seen a major shift to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars and the light truck segment is still showing its strength."

 

The Toyota Division celebrated its best-ever sales month with 176,265, up 12.3 percent. The Lexus Division recorded best-ever May sales with 26,155 units sold, an increase of 13.9 percent.

Toyota Division passenger cars posted an all-time sales record of 98,000, up 11.3 percent over the same period last year. Camry, the number-one-selling car in America, led the charge with strong May sales of 45,375, up 7.7 percent. The Corolla recorded an all-time best-ever sales record of 36,894, an increase of 6.6 percent. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted best-ever May sales of 3,962.

Scion, the new line of vehicles from Toyota, reported its fourth-consecutive best-ever sales month with 6,173 units sold. The popular xB subcompact led Scion sales, recording its best-ever selling month with 3,759 units sold. The xA subcompact also posted its best-ever sales month with 2,414 units sold. CYTD sales for Scion total 23,055.

Toyota Division light trucks reported best-ever May sales of 78,265, an increase of 13.8 percent. The Sienna van led the way with its best-ever month of 16,273 units sold, up 84.3 percent. Sales of the Tacoma compact pickup increased 12.4 percent with 16,083 sold. The Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) recorded best-ever May sales of 13,103, an increase of 17.1 percent. RAV4 SUV sales totaled 7,180 units, up 6.3 percent.

Lexus Division passenger car sales were up 13.9 percent with total sales of 12,762. The ES 330 luxury sedan recorded best-ever May sales of 7,099, up 23.9 percent. The LS 430 flagship luxury sedan posted 2,763 units sold, up 55.3 percent.

Lexus light trucks recorded best-ever May sales of 13,393, up 13.9 percent. The RX 330 luxury SUV recorded best-ever May sales of 9,659 units, an increase of 17.7 percent. The GX 470 mid-size luxury SUV posted best-ever May sales of 3,007, up 6.2 percent over the same period last year. Sales of the LX 470 full-size luxury SUV were up 1.7 percent.

Sales of North American-built vehicles accounted for 66.6 percent of total May sales. There were 26 selling days this sales month compared to 27 last May.

(June 06, 2004)


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