Toyota Reports September Sales
October 2, 2007 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported September sales of 213,043 vehicles, a decrease of 0.6 percent from a best-ever September 2006. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 2,001,646 units, up 3.8 percent over the same period last year.
"Given September's economic headwind, the industry saw a fair month," said Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "The fall selling season is likely to benefit from increased stabilization and modest gains."
The Toyota Division posted September sales of 187,929, down 0.9 percent from last September. The Lexus Division reported September sales of 25,114 units, an increase of 1.6 percent.
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded September sales of 107,743, a decrease of one percent from last September. Passenger car sales were led by Camry, which posted best-ever September sales of 40,438, up 9.9 percent over the same period last year. Camry Hybrid reported sales of 4,196 units in September, up eight percent over September 2006. The Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted best-ever September sales of 12,494, an increase of 23.8 percent over September 2006. Corolla reported September sales of 29,550 units.
Toyota Division light truck sales were down 0.9 percent, with sales of 80,186 units this month. Light truck sales were led by the all-new Tundra full-size pickup with best-ever September sales of 19,571, an increase 61.4 percent over the year-ago month. The RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle reported best-ever September sales of 14,412, up 29.8 percent over the same period last year. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined September sales of 8,173 units.
Scion posted September sales of 13,239 units. The tC sports coupe led the way with September sales of 5,694 units. The xB urban utility vehicle posted sales of 4,842 units for the month.
Lexus passenger cars reported best-ever September sales of 15,131 units, an increase of 10.6 percent over September 2006. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever September sales of 6,491 units, an increase of 15.4 percent over the year-ago month. The all-new LS 460 and LS 600h L luxury sedans reported combined sales of 2,918, an increase of 237.9 percent over last September. The LS 600h L hybrid luxury sedan posted sales of 196 units for the month.
Lexus Division light trucks reported September sales totaling 9,983 units. The RX 350 and RX 400h posted combined September sales of 7,841 units. The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 979 units for the month.
TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 208,187 units, an increase of 44 percent over the same period last year. In September, TMS posted sales of 18,130 hybrid vehicles, up one percent over last September. Toyota Division posted sales of 16,883 hybrids, up four percent over September 2006. Lexus Division posted sales of 1,247 hybrids.
There were 25 selling days this month, as compared to 26 selling days last September.