Toyota Reports 2007 And December Sales

January 3, 2008 – Torrance, CA – With 12 consecutive years of record-breaking sales, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever year-end sales of 2,620,825 vehicles, up 2.7 percent over 2006.

 

"Great products and value drive a volatile market and put the consumer in the driver’s seat," said TMS President Jim Lentz. "Toyota, Lexus and Scion deliver on both."

Toyota Division recorded best-ever year-end sales of 2,291,648 vehicles, up 2.9 percent over the prior year. Lexus retained its position as the best-selling luxury brand in America for the eighth consecutive year, selling a best-ever total of 329,177 units in 2007, up 1.8 percent over 2006. With overall sales of 130,181, the Scion line of vehicles contributed to the record sales year.

TMS reported December sales results of 224,399, a decrease of 1.7 percent from the same period last year.

Toyota Division
Toyota Division reported December sales of 189,844 units. Toyota Division passenger cars recorded December sales of 101,741 units, with best-ever year-end sales of 1,313,651 units, up 2.7 percent over last year. For the year, passenger-car sales were led by Camry, which posted annual sales of 473,108, an increase of 5.2 percent. Corolla posted year-end sales of 371,390. The Yaris subcompact reported year-end sales totaling 84,799, up 20.2 percent over 2006 sales. Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan reported sales of 14,212 units for a best-ever December and best-ever year-end sales of 181,221 units, up 68.9 percent over 2006.

Toyota Division light trucks reported December sales of 88,103 units, with best-ever year-end sales of 977,997, an increase of 3.2 percent over 2006. Light truck sales were led by the all-new Tundra with best-ever year-end sales of 196,555, up 57.4 percent over the prior year. RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle reported best-ever year-end sales of 172,752, up 13.2 percent over last year.

Scion reported December sales of 8,944 units. The Scion xB urban utility vehicle recorded December sales of 3,785 units with year-end sales totaling 45,834. The tC sports coupe reported December sales of 3,507 units with year-end sales reaching 63,852 units.

Lexus Division
Lexus reported December sales of 34,555 units, down 7.2 percent from the year-ago month. Lexus passenger cars reported December sales of 19,840 units and achieved best-ever year-end results of 200,334 units, up 9.1 percent over 2006.
Lexus passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with December sales of 8,005 units and best-ever year-end sales of 82,867, an increase of 8.7 percent over 2006. The IS 250 and IS 350 luxury sport sedans recorded combined best-ever December sales of 5,651 units and combined best-ever year-end sales of 54,993 units, an increase of 0.9 percent. The LS 460/460 L and new LS 600h L luxury sedans reported combined December sales of 3,257 and year-end sales of 35,226 units, an increase of 79.6 percent over 2006.
Lexus Division light trucks reported December sales of 14,715 units and year-end sales of 128,843 units. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined December sales of 11,835 units and year-end sales of 103,340 units, exceeding 100,000 units for the fourth consecutive year. The RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 17,291 units for the year.

TMS Hybrids
TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 277,750 units, up 44 percent from
2006. In December, TMS posted sales of 24,269 hybrid vehicles, up 36 percent over last December. Toyota Division posted December sales of 21,972 hybrids and year-end sales of 257,765 units, up 51 percent over 2006. Lexus Division posted sales of 2,297 hybrids for the month and 19,985 units for the year.

There were 307 selling days in 2007, as compared to 306 selling days in 2006. There were 26 selling days this sales month and last December.

 

 

TOYOTA  RETAIL  SALES
(INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
39440
----- CURRENT MONTH --   -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
DSR %                     DSR %
2007    2006    CHG      2007      2006    CHG
YARIS                5,477    6,226   -12.0    84,799    70,308    20.2
COROLLA             28,582   29,378    -2.7   371,390   387,388    -4.4
CAMRY               38,831   39,539    -1.8   473,108   448,445     5.2
AVALON               5,694    7,955   -28.4    72,945    88,938   -18.2
PRIUS               14,212    9,291    53.0   181,221   106,971    68.9
SCION xA                14    2,000   -99.3     9,547    32,603   -70.8
SCION xB             3,785    3,330    13.7   45,834    61,306   -25.5
SCION tC             3,507    4,996   -29.8   63,852    79,125   -19.6
SCION xD             1,638        -       -   10,948         -        -
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
PASS. CAR         101,74 1 102,717    -1.0 1,313,651 1,275,119     2.7
ES 350               8,005    8,736    -8.4    82,867    75,987     8.7
LS 460/600h L        3,257    3,865   -15.7    35,226    19,546    79.6
SC 430                 348      486   -28.4     3,927     5,847   -33.1
GS 350               2,254    1,989    13.3    21,314    23,665   -10.2
GS 460/450h            325      299     8.7     2,067     3,725   -44.7
IS 250/350           5,651    5,538     2.0    54,933    54,267     0.9
TOTAL LEXUS
PASS. CAR          19,840   20,913    -5.1   200,334   183,037     9.1
TOTAL TOYOTA
PASS. CAR         121,581  123,630    -1.7 1,513,985 1,458,156     3.5
SIENNA              12,350   16,090   -23.2   138,162   163,269   -15.7
RAV4                13,816   13,784     0.2   172,752   152,047    13.2
FJ CRUISER           4,079    5,849   -30.3    55,170    56,225    -2.2
4RUNNER              7,421    8,895   -16.6    87,718   103,086   -15.2
HIGHLANDER          14,714   11,700    25.8   127,878   129,794    -1.8
LAND CRUISER           648      350    85.1     3,251     3,376    -4.0
SEQUOIA              2,567    3,377   -24.0    23,273    34,315   -32.4
TOTAL SUV           43,245   43,955    -1.6   470,042   478,843    -2.2
4X2 TACOMA           7,858    9,040   -13.1   102,696   105,127    -2.6
4X4 TACOMA           5,431    6,817   -20.3    70,542    73,224    -4.0
TOTAL TACOMA        13,289   15,857   -16.2   173,238   178,351    -3.2
TUNDRA              19,219   12,468    54.1   196,555   124,508    57.4
TOTAL PICKUP        32,508   28,325    14.8   369,793   302,859    21.7
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
LT TRUCK           88,103   88,370    -0.3   977,997   944,971     3.2
LX 470                 132      514   -74.3     2,468     5,595   -56.0
GX 470               2,748    3,029    -9.3    23,035    25,454    -9.8
RX 350/400h         11,835   12,779    -7.4   103,340   108,348    -4.9
TOTAL LEXUS
LIGHT TRUCK        14,715   16,322    -9.8   128,843   139,397    -7.9
TOTAL TOYOTA
LIGHT TRUCK        102,818  104,692    -1.8 1,106,840 1,084,368     1.7
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.   189,844  191,087    -0.7 2,291,648 2,220,090     2.9
TOTAL LEXUS          34,555   37,235    -7.2   329,177   322,434     1.8
TOTAL TOYOTA        224,399  228,322    -1.7 2,620,825 2,542,524     2.7
MEMO:
DOM. COROLLA         28,571   26,068     9.6   348,016   335,054     3.5
DOM. CAMRY           37,757   29,670    27.3   418,757   364,622    14.5
DOM. PICKUP          32,508   28,325    14.8   369,793   302,859    21.7
DOM. RX 350           8,414    8,285     1.6    74,351    75,508    -1.9
SELLING DAYS             26       26               307       306
TOYOTA DIV.
IMPORT CAR          29,719   39,024   -23.8   473,933   486,505    -2.9
LEXUS IMPORT CAR     19,840   20,913    -5.1   200,334   183,037     9.1
TOYOTA DIV
NA BUILT CARS       72,022   63,693    13.1   839,718   788,614     6.1
TOTAL TOYOTA CARS   121,581  123,630    -1.7 1,513,985 1,458,156     3.5
TOYOTA DIV.
IMPORT LT TRUCK     40,678   40,578     0.2   446,769   444,528     0.2
LEXUS IMPORT
LT TRUCK             6,301    8,037   -21.6    54,492    63,889   -15.0
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
LT TRUCK            47,425   47,792    -0.8   531,228   500,443     5.8
LEXUS NA BUILT
LT TRUCK             8,414    8,285     1.6    74,351    75,508    -1.9
TOTAL TOYOTA
LT TRUCK           102,818  104,692    -1.8 1,106,840 1,084,368     1.7
SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLES            53,881   54,428    -1.0   543,715   562,015    -3.6
Memo: Lexus Sport
Utility          14,715   16,322    -9.8   128,843   139,397    -7.9
SMALL VANS           12,350   16,090   -23.2   138,162   163,269   -15.7
PICKUPS              32,508   28,325    14.8   369,793   302,859    21.7
* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES
COROLLA              28,571   26,068     9.6   348,016   335,054     3.5
CAMRY                37,757   29,670    27.3   418,757   364,622    14.5
AVALON                5,694    7,955   -28.4    72,945    88,938   -18.2
SIENNA               12,350   16,090   -23.2   138,162   163,269   -15.7
PICKUP               32,508   28,325    14.8   369,793   302,859    21.7
SEQUOIA               2,567    3,377   -24.0    23,273    34,315   -32.4
RX 350                8,414    8,285     1.6    74,351    75,508    -1.9
TOTAL               127,861  119,770     6.8 1,445,297 1,364,565     5.6
N.A. VEHICLES
% OF TOTAL            57.0%    52.5%             55.1%     53.7%
SELLING DAYS             26       26               307       306
DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE

 

 

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