Toyota Reports March Sales

 
 
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TORRANCE, Calif. (April 1, 2009) Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported month-end sales of 132,802 vehicles, a decrease of 36.6 percent from last March, on a daily selling rate basis.

The Toyota Division posted March sales of 118,563 units, a decrease of 36.0 percent from the same period last year. The Lexus Division reported March sales of 14,239 units, a decrease of 40.6 percent from the year-ago month.

 

With month-over-month sales comparisons providing a more realistic indication of current market conditions than year-ago levels, TMS sales posted a 16.3 percent increase over February 2009.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded March sales of 73,385 units, down 33.6 percent from the same period last year, but up 19.1 percent over February 2009. Featuring a new engine and refreshed styling, Camry and Camry Hybrid remained Toyota's volume leader in March, posting combined monthly sales of 25,783 units. Corolla recorded sales of 22,257 units. Yaris reported sales of 5,888 units for the month. The Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid posted March sales of 8,924 units.

Toyota Division light trucks posted March sales of 45,178 units, down 39.7 percent from the year-ago month, but up 15.3 percent over February 2009. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact SUV with sales of 11,899 units. The Tacoma mid-size pickup reported sales of 9,444 units for the month. The Tundra full-size pickup recorded March sales of 5,547 units. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined sales of 5,404 units.

Scion posted March sales of 4,663 units. The xB urban utility vehicle led the way with sales of 2,090 units. The tC sports coupe recorded sales of 1,545 units. The xD reported sales of 1,027 units for the month.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars reported March sales of 7,212 units, a decrease of 49.6 percent from March 2008, but up 13.6 percent over the prior month. Passenger car sales were led by the ES entry luxury sedan with March sales of 3,225 units. The IS entry luxury sport sedan posted combined sales of 2,432 units. The LS flagship luxury sedan recorded combined sales of 852 units. The GS luxury sport sedan reported combined March sales of 625 units.

Lexus Division light trucks recorded March sales of 7,027 units, down 27.3 percent from the year-ago month. Lexus sales were led by the RX luxury utility vehicle, which posted combined March sales of 6,177 units. The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 1,165 units for the month.

TMS Hybrids

TMS posted March sales of 13,747 hybrid vehicles. Toyota Division recorded sales of 12,515 hybrids for the month. Lexus Division reported March sales of 1,232 hybrids.

In response to the changing sales climate, recent efforts to right-size production and inventory levels proved effective, with total TMS inventory down 26.6 percent in the first quarter.

There were 25 selling days this month, compared to 26 selling days last March.

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TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
(INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
March, 2009








----- CURRENT MONTH ------- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --



DSR %

DSR %

20092008CHG20092008CHG







YARIS5,888 12,953 -52.7 15,107 30,377 -49.6
COROLLA22,257 25,109 -7.8 59,598 67,047 -9.9
CAMRY25,783 40,487 -33.8 67,199 107,002 -36.4
VENZA3,695 0 N/A7,404 0 N/A
AVALON2,175 4,581 -50.6 6,394 12,809 -49.4
PRIUS8,924 20,635 -55.0 24,277 42,907 -42.7
SCION xA1 4 -74.0 1 23 -95.6
SCION xB2,090 4,527 -52.0 5,445 11,670 -52.7
SCION tC1,545 4,082 -60.6 3,989 10,290 -60.7
SCION xD1,027 2,518 -57.6 2,850 5,903 -51.1
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PASS. CAR73,385 114,897 -33.6 192,265 288,029 -32.4
ES3,225 6,019 -44.3 8,771 15,160 -41.4
LS852 2,125 -58.3 2,456 5,922 -58.0
SC78 271 -70.1 227 643 -64.2
GS625 1,668 -61.0 2,118 4,570 -53.0
IS2,432 4,798 -47.3 6,979 11,966 -40.9
TOTAL LEXUS PASS. CAR7,212 14,881 -49.6 20,551 38,261 -45.6
TOTAL TOYOTA PASS. CAR80,597 129,778 -35.4 212,816 326,290 -33.9
SIENNA7,807 12,631 -35.7 19,667 34,299 -41.9
RAV411,899 12,955 -4.5 28,331 34,229 -16.1
FJ CRUISER1,083 3,284 -65.7 5,295 9,875 -45.7
4RUNNER1,650 5,075 -66.2 6,763 15,506 -55.8
HIGHLANDER5,404 10,832 -48.1 16,169 33,668 -51.3
LAND CRUISER163 363 -53.3 448 1,217 -62.7
SEQUOIA2,181 2,856 -20.6 5,379 7,850 -30.6
TOTAL SUV22,380 35,365 -34.2 62,385 102,345 -38.2
4X2 TACOMA4,778 9,090 -45.3 12,668 23,103 -44.4
4X4 TACOMA4,666 6,497 -25.3 12,269 16,673 -25.4
TOTAL TACOMA9,444 15,587 -37.0 24,937 39,776 -36.5
TUNDRA5,547 14,311 -59.7 18,349 40,784 -54.4
TOTAL PICKUP14,991 29,898 -47.9 43,286 80,560 -45.6
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT TRUCK45,178 77,894 -39.7 125,338 217,204 -41.5
LX289 642 -53.2 898 1,921 -52.6
GX561 1,679 -65.3 1,705 4,885 -64.6
RX6,177 7,737 -17.0 18,915 21,448 -10.6
TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT TRUCK7,027 10,058 -27.3 21,518 28,254 -22.8
TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT TRUCK52,205 87,952 -38.3 146,856 245,458 -39.4
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.118,563 192,791 -36.0 317,603 505,233 -36.3
TOTAL LEXUS14,239 24,939 -40.6 42,069 66,515 -35.9
TOTAL TOYOTA132,802 217,730 -36.6 359,672 571,748 -36.3
MEMO:





DOM. COROLLA17,888 19,004 -2.1 46,530 59,025 -20.1
DOM. CAMRY25,294 39,421 -33.3 65,881 103,974 -35.8
DOM. RAV42,814 0 N/A5,026 0 N/A
DOM. PICKUP14,991 29,898 -47.9 43,286 80,560 -45.6
DOM. RX3,432 5,385 -33.7 11,907 14,798 -18.5







SELLING DAYS25 26
75 76





















TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT CAR24,333 51,891 -51.2 66,056 112,221 -40.4
LEXUS IMPORT CAR7,212 14,881 -49.6 20,551 38,261 -45.6
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT CARS49,052 63,006 -19.0 126,209 175,808 -27.3
TOTAL TOYOTA CARS80,597 129,778 -35.4 212,816 326,290 -33.9







TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT LT TRUCK17,385 32,509 -44.4 51,980 94,495 -44.3
LEXUS IMPORT LT TRUCK3,595 4,673 -20.0 9,611 13,456 -27.6
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT LT TRUCK27,793 45,385 -36.3 73,358 122,709 -39.4
LEXUS NA BUILT LT TRUCK3,432 5,385 -33.7 11,907 14,798 -18.5
TOTAL TOYOTA LT TRUCK52,205 87,952 -38.3 146,856 245,458 -39.4







SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES28,324 42,139 -30.1 78,608 120,724 -34.0
Memo: Lexus Sport Utility7,027 10,058 -27.3 21,518 28,254 -22.8







SMALL VANS7,807 12,631 -35.7 19,667 34,299 -41.9
PICKUPS14,991 29,898 -47.9 43,286 80,560 -45.6







* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES




COROLLA17,888 19,004 -2.1 46,530 59,025 -20.1
CAMRY25,294 39,421 -33.3 65,881 103,974 -35.8
VENZA3,695 0 N/A7,404 0 N/A
AVALON2,175 4,581 -50.6 6,394 12,809 -49.4
SIENNA7,807 12,631 -35.7 19,667 34,299 -41.9
RAV42,814 0 N/A5,026 0 N/A
PICKUP14,991 29,898 -47.9 43,286 80,560 -45.6
SEQUOIA2,181 2,856 -20.6 5,379 7,850 -30.6
RX3,432 5,385 -33.7 11,907 14,798 -18.5
TOTAL80,277 113,776 -26.6 211,474 313,315 -31.6
N.A. VEHICLES % OF TOTAL60.4%52.3%
58.8%54.8%







SELLING DAYS25 26
75 76
DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE

Credit: Toyota Motor Sales, USA
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