TORRANCE, Calif. (February 3, 2009) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported January sales of 117,287 vehicles, a decrease of 34.4 percent from last January, on a daily selling rate basis.
The Toyota Division posted January sales of 102,565 units, a decrease of 34.9 percent from last January. The Lexus Division reported January sales of 14,722 units, a decrease of 30.3 percent from the year-ago month.
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded January sales of 60,017 units, down 30.8 percent from the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by Camry and Camry Hybrid, which posted combined sales of 20,782 units. Corolla recorded sales of 19,238 units. Yaris reported sales of 4,440 units for the month. The Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid posted January sales of 8,121 units.
Toyota Division light trucks posted January sales of 42,548 units, down 40 percent from January 2008. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact SUV with January sales of 8,034 units. The Tacoma mid-size pickup reported sales of 7,619 units for the month. The Tundra full-size pickup reported monthly sales of 7,076 units. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined sales of 5,757 units.
Scion posted January sales of 3,923 units. The xB urban utility vehicle led the way with sales of 1,715 units. The tC sports coupe recorded sales of 1,241 units.
Lexus passenger cars reported January sales of 7,246 units, a decrease of 37.7 percent from January 2008. Passenger car sales were led by the ES entry luxury sedan with January sales of 2,971 units. The IS entry luxury sport sedan reported combined sales of 2,400 units. The LS flagship luxury sedan reported combined sales of 904 units. The GS luxury sport sedan reported combined January sales of 898 units.
Lexus Division light trucks recorded January sales of 7,476 units, down 21.2 percent from the year-ago month. Lexus sales were led by the RX luxury utility vehicle, which posted combined January sales of 6,520 units. The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 1,556 units for the month.
TMS posted January sales of 11,876 hybrid vehicles. Toyota Division recorded sales of 10,246 hybrids for the month. Lexus Division reported January sales of 1,630 hybrids.
There were 26 selling days this month, compared to 25 selling days and last January.
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