03/01/2006 Torrance, CA
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever February sales of 166,940 units, an increase of 2.4 percent over the same period last year.
"First quarter economic growth is proving quite robust," said Jim Press, TMS president and COO. "With showrooms awash in new products and the spring selling season upon us, the industry should be going strong in March."
The Toyota Division recorded best-ever February sales of 145,813, an increase of 1.7 percent. The Lexus Division posted best-ever February sales of 21,127 units, up 7.1 percent over last February.
Toyota Division passenger cars posted February sales of 77,304. Scion reported best-ever February sales of 11,407 units. The xB urban utility vehicle recorded a best-ever February with 4,074 units, up 6.9 percent. The tC sports coupe had best-ever February sales of 5,048 units, up 12.2 percent. The xA subcompact posted a best-ever February with 2,285 units sold, an increase of 22.5 percent.
Toyota Division light-truck sales reported a best-ever February of 68,509 units, an increase of 9.5 percent. Sales of the Tacoma compact pickup truck recorded 13,735 units, up 25.7 percent over the same period last year. The all-new RAV4 posted best-ever February sales of 11,068 units, a 114.0 percent increase. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported February sales of 2,631 units. Combined February sales of the Highlander and Highlander Hybrid totaled 9,033 units.
Lexus passenger cars experienced February sales of 10,615 units, an increase of 11.4 percent. The all-new IS luxury sports sedans, which debuted in October, reported best-ever February sales of 3,882 units, an 807-percent increase over last February. The IS 250 reported sales of 2,710, with the IS 350 recording 1,172 units. The GS 300 luxury sport sedan posted sales of 1,771 units, a 10.5 percent increase over the same period last year.
Lexus light trucks earned February sales of 10,512 units, an increase of 3.1 percent over last February. The RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported February sales of 1,803 units. The RX 330 and RX 400h posted combined February sales of 8,247 units, an increase of 15.6 percent over last February.
Sales of North American-built vehicles accounted for 59.5 percent of total February sales. There were 24 selling days both this month and last February.