Toyota Reports Best-Ever October Sales

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November 1, 2006 – Torrance, CA – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever October sales of 189,011 vehicles, an increase of 13.6 percent over October 2005. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 2,117,507 units, up 12.2 percent over the same period last year.

"What a difference a year makes," said Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "Last October the industry plunged to a seven-year low, weaning itself from an incentive binge. Today the industry is seeing modest gains on the strength of fresh products."

The Toyota Division posted best-ever October sales of 165,005, up 14.6 percent. The Lexus Division reported best-ever October sales with 24,006 units sold, an increase of seven percent.

Toyota Division
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever October sales of 92,955, up 6.5 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by Camry, which posted best-ever October sales of 33,812, an increase of 8.8 percent. The Camry Hybrid, which went on sale in late April, reported sales of 2,806 units in October. The all-new Yaris subcompact, which went on sale in March, posted sales totaling 6,398 units. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted October sales of 8,733.

Toyota Division light truck sales were up 27 percent, with a best-ever October total of 72,050 units. Light truck sales were led by the Sienna with monthly sales of 11,870, up 11.4 percent over the same period last year. The RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) reported best-ever October sales of 11,154, up 163.1 percent over the same period last year. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which went on sale in March, reported sales of 5,334 units. The Tundra full-size pickup truck reported October sales of 10,046, up 17.1 percent over the same period last year. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 1,643 units for the month. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined October sales of 10,296, an increase of 18.1 percent.

Scion reported October sales of 12,344 units. The tC sports coupe led the way with October sales of 5,788 units. Scion xB sales were up 1.3 percent, posting monthly sales of 3,963 units. The Scion xA posted sales of 2,593 units, an increase of 2.1 percent.

Lexus Division
Lexus passenger cars posted best-ever October sales of 14,373 units, an increase of 23.4 percent over October 2005. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever October sales of 6,357 units, up 46.7 percent. The IS 250 and IS 350 luxury sport sedans recorded combined best-ever October sales of 3,464 units, an increase of 40.6 percent.
The LS 430 and the all-new LS 460 reported combined sales of 2,097 units, an increase of 33.2 percent.

Lexus Division light trucks reported October sales totaling 9,633 units. The 2006 RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 1,239 units for the month. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined October sales of 7,250 units.

TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 159,581 units. In October, hybrid sales posted 14,598 units.

There were 25 selling days this sales month compared to 26 selling days last October.

TOYOTA  RETAIL  SALES
(INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
Oct-06
----- CURRENT MONTH --        -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
DSR %                      DSR %
2006    2005    CHG      2006      2005      CHG
YARIS                6,398       0      -      58,146         0      -
COROLLA             24,642  26,870    -4.6    330,995   292,296    13.2
CAMRY               33,812  32,323     8.8    374,717   368,672     1.6
AVALON               7,024   8,195   -10.9     73,929    78,315    -5.6
PRIUS                8,733   9,939    -8.6     89,672    90,981    -1.4
SCION xA             2,593   2,640     2.1     28,399    23,664    20.0
SCION xB             3,963   4,070     1.3     54,495    45,452    19.9
SCION tC             5,788   6,682    -9.9     69,045    63,149     9.3
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
PASS. CAR          92,955  90,756     6.5  1,079,432   967,928    11.5
ES 350               6,357   4,507    46.7     60,573    56,170     7.8
LS 430/460           2,097   1,637    33.2     12,068    22,053   -45.3
SC 430                 458     761   -37.4      4,955     6,905   -28.2
GS 300               1,793   2,279   -18.2     20,012    22,611   -11.5
GS 430/450h            204     366   -42.0      3,230     4,796   -32.7
IS 250/350           3,464   2,563    40.6     45,130     6,824   561.3
TOTAL LEXUS
PASS. CAR          14,373  12,113    23.4    145,968   119,359    22.3
TOTAL TOYOTA
PASS. CAR        107,328 102,869     8.5  1,225,400  1,087,28    12.7
SIENNA              11,870  11,081    11.4    133,644   134,496    -0.6
RAV4                11,154   4,409   163.1    126,838    60,875   108.4
FJ CRUISER           5,334       0-            44,917        0-
4RUNNER              6,242   8,057   -19.4     86,776    85,269     1.8
HIGHLANDER          10,296   9,063    18.1    106,994   116,424    -8.1
LAND CRUISER           282     319    -8.1      2,744     4,040   -32.1
SEQUOIA              2,705   2,664     5.6     28,078    36,654   -23.4
TOTAL SUV           36,013  24,512    52.8    396,347   303,262    30.7
4X2 TACOMA           7,855   8,406    -2.8     87,886    83,425     5.3
4X4 TACOMA           6,266   6,080     7.2     60,147    56,175     7.1
TOTAL TACOMA        14,121  14,486     1.4    148,033   139,600     6.0
TUNDRA              10,046   8,919    17.1    101,571   100,005     1.6
TOTAL PICKUP        24,167  23,405     7.4    249,604   239,605     4.2
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
LT TRUCK           72,050  58,998    27.0    779,595   677,363    15.1
LX 470                 512     657   -19.0      4,647     6,876   -32.4
GX 470               1,871   2,549   -23.7     20,348    26,884   -24.3
RX 350/400h          7,250   8,012    -5.9     87,517    88,941    -1.6
TOTAL LEXUS
LIGHT TRUCK         9,633  11,218   -10.7    112,512   122,701    -8.3
TOTAL TOYOTA
LIGHT TRUCK        81,683  70,216    21.0    892,107   800,064    11.5
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.  165,005 149,754    14.6  1,859,027  1,645,29    13.0
TOTAL LEXUS         24,006  23,331     7.0    258,480   242,060     6.8
TOTAL TOYOTA       189,011 173,085    13.6  2,117,507  1,887,35    12.2
MEMO:
DOM. COROLLA        22,606  25,847    -9.0    284,422   283,276     0.4
DOM. CAMRY          26,779  29,912    -6.9    307,552   345,417   -11.0
DOM. PICKUP         24,167  23,405     7.4    249,604   239,605     4.2
DOM. RX 350          5,693   4,937    19.9     61,475    55,570    10.6
SELLING DAYS            25      26                255       255
TOYOTA DIV.
IMPORT CAR         36,546  26,802    41.8    413,529   260,920    58.5
LEXUS IMPORT CAR    14,373  12,113    23.4    145,968   119,359    22.3
TOYOTA DIV
NA BUILT CARS      56,409  63,954    -8.3    665,903   707,008    -5.8
TOTAL TOYOTA CARS  107,328 102,869     8.5  1,225,400  1,087,28    12.7
TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
LT TRUCK           33,308  21,848    58.6    368,269   266,608    38.1
LEXUS IMPORT
LT TRUCK            3,940   6,281   -34.8     51,037    67,131   -24.0
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
LT TRUCK           38,742  37,150     8.5    411,326   410,755     0.1
LEXUS NA BUILT
LT TRUCK            5,693   4,937    19.9     61,475    55,570    10.6
TOTAL TOYOTA
LT TRUCK           81,683  70,216    21.0    892,107   800,064    11.5
SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLES           40,312  35,730    17.3    463,942   425,963     8.9
Memo: Lexus Sport
Utility         9,633  11,218   -10.7    112,512   122,701    -8.3
SMALL VANS          11,870  11,081    11.4    133,644   134,496    -0.6
PICKUPS             24,167  23,405     7.4    249,604   239,605     4.2
* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES
COROLLA             22,606  25,847    -9.0    284,422   283,276     0.4
CAMRY               26,779  29,912    -6.9    307,552   345,417   -11.0
AVALON               7,024   8,195   -10.9     73,929    78,315    -5.6
SIENNA              11,870  11,081    11.4    133,644   134,496    -0.6
PICKUP              24,167  23,405     7.4    249,604   239,605     4.2
SEQUOIA              2,705   2,664     5.6     28,078    36,654   -23.4
RX 350               5,693   4,937    19.9     61,475    55,570    10.6
TOTAL              100,844 106,041    -1.1  1,138,704  1,173,33    -3.0
N.A. VEHICLES %
OF TOTAL               53.4%   61.3%            53.8%     62.2%
SELLING DAYS              25      26              255       255
DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE
Credit: Toyota Motor Sales, USA
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