Toyota Reports 2008 June, Second-Quarter And First-Half Sales

July 01, 2008
 
July 1, 2008 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported half-year sales of 1,240,086 vehicles. For the month of June, TMS recorded sales of 193,234 units, a decrease of 11.5 percent from last June, on a daily selling rate basis.

The Toyota Division posted June sales of 172,981, down 10.3 percent from last June. The Lexus Division reported June sales of 20,253 units, a decrease of 21.1 percent from the year-ago month.

Toyota Division
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded June sales of 119,024 units, up 4.4 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by Corolla, which posted best-ever June sales of 42,180 units, up 30 percent over June 2007. Camry and Camry Hybrid reported combined sales of 41,572 units in June, up 0.3 percent over the year-ago month. Camry Hybrid recorded June sales of 3,054 units. With limited availability, the Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted June sales of 11,765 units. Yaris recorded monthly sales of 8,472 units, up 4.1 percent over last June.

"As the pendulum swings towards smaller, higher-mileage vehicles, we're well-poised to offer the right products at the right time," said TMS President Jim Lentz. "A five-door liftback will soon join the Yaris line-up, widening the choice for value-conscious consumers in challenging economic times."

Toyota Division light trucks reported June sales of 53,957 units, down 31.5 percent from the year-ago month. Light truck sales were led by the Tacoma mid-size pickup with sales of 11,364 units. The Tundra full-size pickup recorded sales of 10,238 units for the month. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined monthly sales of 6,872 units. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 1,511 units for the month. Sequoia reported sales of 2,444 units in June, up 40.8 percent over the year-ago month.

Scion posted June sales of 11,870 units for the month. The xB urban utility vehicle led the way with June sales of 4,685 units, up 0.3 percent over the year-ago month. The tC sports coupe, in its fifth model year, reported June sales of 4,155 units. The xD posted best-ever June sales of 3,026 units for the month.

Lexus Division
Lexus passenger cars reported June sales of 12,942 units, a decrease of 16.6 percent from June 2007. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan, with June sales of 5,726 units. The IS entry luxury sport sedan reported combined sales of 4,324 units. The LS flagship luxury sedan posted combined sales of 1,525 units for the month. The GS luxury sport sedan recorded combined June sales of 1,213 units.

Lexus Division light trucks reported June sales of 7,311 units, down 27.9 percent versus the year-ago month. Lexus sales were led by the RX luxury utility vehicle, posting combined June sales of 5,820 units. The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 1,330 units for the month. The all-new LX 570 luxury utility vehicle posted monthly sales of 631 units, an increase of 230.2 percent over the same period last year.

TMS Hybrids
TMS first-half hybrid sales totaled 145,159 units. In June, TMS posted sales of 17,806 hybrid vehicles. Toyota Division posted sales of 16,330 hybrids for the month. Lexus Division posted sales of 1,476 hybrids in June.

There were 24 selling days this month, compared to 27 selling days last June.

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