Toyota Reports 2006 and December Sales

 
 
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January 3, 2007 – Torrance, CA - With eleven consecutive years of record-breaking sales, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported total best-ever year-end sales of 2,542,524 vehicles, up 12.9 percent over 2005.

"2006 was a respectable year for the industry if you consider the strain of erratic fuel prices and a housing bubble on an industry weaning itself from incentives," said TMS Executive Vice President Jim Lentz.

Camry became the best-selling car in America for the fifth consecutive year and the ninth time in the past decade. Lexus retained its crown as the best-selling luxury brand in America for the seventh consecutive year, selling a total of 322,434 units in 2006, up 6.8 percent over 2005. With overall sales of 173,034, Scion was a significant contributor to the record sales year.

TMS reported best-ever overall sales month results of 228,322, an increase of 16.6 percent over the same period last year.

Toyota Division
Toyota Division recorded best-ever year-end sales of 2,220,090 vehicles, up 13.8 percent. Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever year-end sales of 1,275,119, up 12.4 percent over last year. Passenger car sales were led by Camry, which posted year-end sales of 448,445, an increase of 4.2 percent. Corolla posted year-end sales of 387,388, an increase of 13.9 percent. The all-new Yaris subcompact, which went on sale in March, posted year-end sales totaling 70,308. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted best-ever December sales of 9,291, an increase of 6.9 percent over the year-ago month. Year-end Prius sales reached 106,971 units.

Toyota Division recorded all-time best-ever year-end light truck sales of 944,971, an increase of 15.7 percent. Toyota Division light trucks also reported all-time best-ever December sales of 88,370, up 15.9 percent over the same period last year. Light truck sales were led by Sienna with December sales of 16,090, up 10.5 percent over the same period last year. The RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) reported year-end sales of 152,047, up 116.3 percent over the same period last year. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which went on sale in March, reported year-end sales of 56,225 units. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 2,354 in December. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined December sales of 11,700, up 7.4 percent over the same period last year.

Contributing to the light-truck sales record was the Tacoma pickup truck with December sales of 15,857, up 7.3 percent. Year-end Tacoma sales were 178,351, up 6 percent over 2005.

Scion reported December sales of 10,326 units. The Scion xB urban utility vehicle recorded December sales of 3,330 units with year-end sales totaling 61,306, an increase of 13.8 percent over 2005. The tC sports coupe reported December sales of 4,996 units with year-end sales reaching 79,125 units, an increase of 6.7 percent over 2005.

Lexus Division
Lexus reported best-ever total year-end sales of 322,434, up 6.8 percent over last year, and all-time best-ever overall sales month of 37,235 units, up 9.9 percent over the year-ago month. It was the second consecutive year Lexus posted sales above 300,000 units.

Sales of Lexus passenger cars achieved best-ever year-end results of 183,037 units, an increase of 21.4 percent. Lexus passenger car sales reported best-ever overall sales month results of 20,913 units, an increase of 21.6 percent over the year-ago month. For the month, passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever December sales of 8,736 units, up 34 percent. The ES 350 luxury sedan reported best-ever year-end sales of 75,987 units, up 12.8 percent. The IS 250 and IS 350 luxury sport sedans recorded combined best-ever December sales of 5,538 units and combined best-ever year-end sales of 54,267 units, an increase of 244.8 percent. The all-new LS 460 premium luxury sedan reported December sales of 3,865, an increase of 73 percent, and year-end sales of 19,546 units.

Lexus Division light trucks reported December sales of 16,322 units and year-end sales of 139,397 units. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined best-ever December sales of 12,779 units and year-end sales of 108,348 units. The RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 1,981 units for the month.

TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 191,742 units. In December, hybrids sales posted 17,883 units.

There were 306 selling days in 2006, as compared to 307 selling days in 2005. There were 26 selling days this month, as compared to 27 selling days last December.

TOYOTA  RETAIL  SALES
(INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
December, 2006
----- CURRENT MONTH ----- -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
DSR % DSR %
2006 2005 CHG 2006 2005 CHG

YARIS 6,226 0 - 70,308 0 -
COROLLA 29,378 25,276 20.7 387,388 341,290 13.9
CAMRY 39,539 33,324 23.2 448,445 431,703 4.2
AVALON 7,955 8,778 -5.9 88,938 95,318 -6.4
PRIUS 9,291 9,027 6.9 106,971 107,897 -0.5
SCION xA 2,000 2,392 -13.2 32,603 28,033 16.7
SCION xB 3,330 4,341 -20.3 61,306 54,037 13.8
SCION tC 4,996 5,724 -9.4 79,125 74,415 6.7
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
PASS. CAR 102,717 88,887 20.0 1,275,119 1,138,130 12.4
ES 350 8,736 6,770 34.0 75,987 67,577 12.8
LS 430/460 3,865 2,320 73.0 19,546 26,043 -24.7
SC 430 486 827 -39.0 5,847 8,360 -29.8
GS 300 1,989 2,973 -30.5 23,665 27,807 -14.6
GS 430/450h 299 458 -32.2 3,725 5,650 -33.9
IS 250/350 5,538 4,518 27.3 54,267 15,789 244.8
TOTAL LEXUS
PASS. CAR 20,913 17,866 21.6 183,037 151,226 21.4
TOTAL TOYOTA
PASS. CAR 123,630 106,753 20.3 1,458,156 1,289,356 13.5
SIENNA 16,090 15,115 10.5 163,269 161,380 1.5
RAV4 13,784 5,195 175.5 152,047 70,518 116.3
FJ CRUISER 5,849 0- 56,225 0-
4RUNNER 8,895 10,798 -14.5 103,086 103,829 -0.4
HIGHLANDER 11,700 11,309 7.4 129,794 137,409 -5.2
LAND CRUISER 350 464 -21.7 3,376 4,870 -30.5
SEQUOIA 3,377 5,340 -34.3 34,315 45,904 -25.0
TOTAL SUV 43,955 33,106 37.9 478,843 362,530 32.5
4X2 TACOMA 9,040 9,019 4.1 105,127 100,568 4.9
4X4 TACOMA 6,817 6,334 11.8 73,224 68,263 7.6
TOTAL TACOMA 15,857 15,353 7.3 178,351 168,831 6.0
TUNDRA 12,468 15,632 -17.2 124,508 126,529 -1.3
TOTAL PICKUP 28,325 30,985 -5.1 302,859 295,360 2.9
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
LT TRUCK 88,370 79,206 15.9 944,971 819,270 15.7
LX 470 514 947 -43.6 5,595 8,555 -34.4
GX 470 3,029 4,599 -31.6 25,454 34,339 -25.6
RX 350/400h 12,779 11,774 12.7 108,348 108,775 -0.1
TOTAL LEXUS
LIGHT TRUCK 16,322 17,320 -2.1 139,397 151,669 -7.8
TOTAL TOYOTA
LIGHT TRUCK 104,692 96,526 12.6 1,084,368 970,939 12.0
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. 191,087 168,093 18.1 2,220,090 1,957,400 13.8
TOTAL LEXUS 37,235 35,186 9.9 322,434 302,895 6.8
TOTAL TOYOTA 228,322 203,279 16.6 2,542,524 2,260,295 12.9
MEMO:
DOM. COROLLA 26,068 24,544 10.3 335,054 331,049 1.5
DOM. CAMRY 28,534 29,784 -0.5 362,901 402,896 -9.6
DOM. PICKUP 28,325 30,985 -5.1 302,859 295,360 2.9
DOM. RX 350 8,285 7,167 20.0 75,508 67,589 12.1

SELLING DAYS 26 27 306 307



TOYOTA DIV.
IMPORT CAR 40,160 25,781 61.8 488,226 308,867 58.6
LEXUS IMPORT CAR 20,913 17,866 21.6 183,037 151,226 21.4
TOYOTA DIV
NA BUILT CARS 62,557 63,106 2.9 786,893 829,263 -4.8
TOTAL TOYOTA CARS 123,630 106,753 20.3 1,458,156 1,289,356 13.5

TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
LT TRUCK 40,578 27,766 51.8 444,528 316,626 40.9
LEXUS IMPORT
LT TRUCK 8,037 10,153 -17.8 63,889 84,080 -23.8
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
LT TRUCK 47,792 51,440 -3.5 500,443 502,644 -0.1
LEXUS NA BUILT
LT TRUCK 8,285 7,167 20.0 75,508 67,589 12.1
TOTAL TOYOTA
LT TRUCK 104,692 96,526 12.6 1,084,368 970,939 12.0

SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLES 54,428 50,426 12.1 562,015 514,199 9.7
Memo: Lexus Sport
Utility 16,322 17,320 -2.1 139,397 151,669 -7.8

SMALL VANS 16,090 15,115 10.5 163,269 161,380 1.5
PICKUPS 28,325 30,985 -5.1 302,859 295,360 2.9

* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES
COROLLA 26,068 24,544 10.3 335,054 331,049 1.5
CAMRY 28,534 29,784 -0.5 362,901 402,896 -9.6
AVALON 7,955 8,778 -5.9 88,938 95,318 -6.4
SIENNA 16,090 15,115 10.5 163,269 161,380 1.5
PICKUP 28,325 30,985 -5.1 302,859 295,360 2.9
SEQUOIA 3,377 5,340 -34.3 34,315 45,904 -25.0
RX 350 8,285 7,167 20.0 75,508 67,589 12.1
TOTAL 118,634 121,713 1.2 1,362,844 1,399,496 -2.3
N.A. VEHICLES %
OF TOTAL 52.0% 59.9% 53.6% 61.9%

SELLING DAYS 26 27 306 307
DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE

 

 

 
 
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