Toyota Reports 2007 October Sales

November 01, 2007
 
November 1, 2007 – Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever October sales of 197,592 vehicles, an increase of 0.5 percent over last October.


"Showroom traffic was strongest from the Midwest through the Gulf States," said Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "In Southern California, wildfires crimped a key market already impacted by the housing downturn."

The Toyota Division posted best-ever October sales of 172,473, an increase of 0.5 percent over the year-ago month. The Lexus Division reported best-ever October sales of 25,119 units, an increase of 0.6 percent.

Toyota Division
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever October sales of 95,241 units. Passenger car sales were led by Camry, which posted October sales of 33,728, a decrease of 4.1 percent from the same period last year. Camry Hybrid reported sales of 3,511 units in October, up 20 percent from October 2006. The Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted best-ever October sales of 13,158, an increase of 44.9 percent over last October. Corolla reported October sales of 25,815 units, an increase of 0.7 percent over the year-ago month.

Toyota Division light truck sales were up 3.1 percent, with best-ever October sales of 77,232 units. Light truck sales were led by the all-new Tundra full-size pickup with best-ever October sales of 17,868, an increase 71 percent over the year-ago month. The RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle reported best-ever October sales of 14,636, up 26.2 percent over the same period last year. 4Runner posted sales of 7,196, an increase of 10.8 percent.

Scion posted October sales of 10,962 units. The tC sports coupe led the way with October sales of 4,437 units. The xB urban utility vehicle posted best-ever October sales of 4,375 units, an increase of 6.2 percent over last October.

Lexus Division
Lexus passenger cars reported best-ever October sales of 15,017 units, an increase of 0.5 percent over October 2006. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever October sales of 6,516 units. The all-new LS 460/460 L and LS 600h L luxury sedans reported combined sales of 2,951, an increase of 35.3 percent over last October. The LS 600h L hybrid luxury sedan posted sales of 175 units for the month.

Lexus Division light trucks reported October sales totaling 10,102 units, an increase of 0.8 percent over the year-ago month. The RX 350 and RX 400h posted combined October sales of 7,940 units, up 5.3 percent. The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 1,392 units for the month, an increase of eight percent.

TMS Hybrids
TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 227,090 units, an increase of 42 percent over the same period last year. In October, TMS posted sales of 18,903 hybrid vehicles, up 25 percent over last October. Toyota Division posted sales of 17,265 hybrids, up 26 percent over October 2006. Lexus Division posted sales of 1,638 hybrids, an increase of 11 percent over last October.

There were 26 selling days this month, as compared to 25 selling days last October.

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