October 1, 2008 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported September sales of 144,260 vehicles, a decrease of 29.5 percent from last September, on a daily selling rate basis. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 1,793,303 units, down 10.4 percent from the same period last year.
The Toyota Division posted September sales of 128,215 units, down 28.9 percent from last September. The Lexus Division reported September sales of 16,045 units, a decrease of 33.4 percent from the year-ago month.
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded September sales of 78,912 units, a decrease of 23.7 percent from last September. Passenger car sales were led by Camry and Camry Hybrid, which posted combined September sales of 29,486 units. Camry Hybrid reported sales of 2,785 units for the month. Corolla recorded sales of 21,316 units for the month. With limited availability, the Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid reported September sales of 10,873 units. Yaris posted September sales of 5,721 units, up 0.1 percent over the same period last year.
Toyota Division light trucks posted sales of 49,303 units, down 36 percent from the year-ago month. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact SUV with September sales of 10,305 units. The Tundra full-size pickup reported September sales of 7,696 units. Tacoma recorded sales of 9,176 units for the month. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined September sales of 5,729 units. The Highlander Hybrid gas electric mid-size SUV recorded sales of 921 units for the month. Sequoia posted September sales of 2,030 units, up 27.4 percent over the same period last year. Sienna recorded sales of 9,647 units for the month, up 1.9 percent over the year-ago month.
Scion posted September sales of 8,112 units. The xB urban utility vehicle led the way with September sales of 3,038 units. The tC sports coupe posted September sales of 2,679 units. The xD reported sales of 2,395 units for the month.
Lexus passenger cars reported September sales of 9,430 units, down 35.1 percent from the year-ago month. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with September sales of 4,042 units. The IS entry luxury sport sedan reported combined sales of 3,044 units. The LS flagship luxury sedan reported combined sales of 1,238 units. The GS luxury sport sedan posted combined September sales of 977 units.
Lexus Division light trucks reported September sales of 6,615 units, down 31 percent from the same period last year. Lexus sales were led by the RX luxury utility vehicle which posted combined September sales of 4,639 units. The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 744 units for the month. The LX 570 recorded sales of 647 units, up 280.8 percent over September 2007.
TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 200,450 units. TMS posted September sales of 15,399 hybrid vehicles. Toyota Division posted sales of 14,579 hybrids for the month. Lexus Division posted September sales of 820 hybrids.
There were 24 selling days this month, compared to 25 selling days last September.