Toyota Reports January Sales

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February 1, 2008 – Torrance, CA – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported January sales of 171,849 vehicles, a decrease of 2.3 percent from last January.

"On the retail front, consumers are sitting in the catbird’s seat, with falling interest rates and a competitive market giving rise to showroom values," said Jim Lentz, TMS president. "On the product front, the migration toward passenger cars dovetails nicely with February’s launch of the all-new Corolla and Matrix."

The Toyota Division posted January sales of 151,550, a decrease of 1.4 percent from last January. The Lexus Division reported January sales of 20,299 units, a decrease of 8.2 percent from the year-ago month.

Toyota Division
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded January sales of 83,409 units, down 3.8 percent from last January. Passenger-car sales were led by Camry, which posted best-ever January sales of 31,601, an increase of 0.4 percent over the same period last year. Camry Hybrid reported sales of 3,750 units in January, up 34 percent over January 2007. The Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted best-ever January sales of 11,379, an increase of 37.1 percent over last January. Yaris reported best-ever January sales of 7,666 units, up 30.6 percent over the year-ago month.

Toyota Division light truck sales were up 1.6 percent, with best-ever January sales of 68,141 units. Light truck sales were led by the Tundra full-size pickup with best-ever January sales of 12,073, an increase of 91 percent over last January. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined best-ever sales of 12,323 in January, up 19.4 percent over the year-ago month. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 2,143 units for the month, an increase of 18 percent over the year-ago month. Sequoia posted sales of 2,377 units for the month, up 15.5 percent over the same period last year.

Scion posted January sales of 7,872 units. The xB urban utility vehicle led the way with January sales of 3,319 units, an increase of 17.2 percent over last January. The tC sports coupe posted January sales of 2,947 units.

Lexus Division
Lexus passenger cars reported January sales of 11,177 units, a decrease of 17.7 percent from January 2007. Passenger-car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with January sales of 4,346 units. The IS 250/350 luxury sport sedan reported sales of 3,262 units. The LS 460/460 L and new LS 600h L luxury sedans reported combined sales of 1,906 units. The LS 600h L hybrid luxury sedan posted sales of 105 units for the month. The GS 350 luxury sport sedan had sales of 1,270 units, while the GS 460/450h posted combined sales of 210 units, an increase of 14.8 percent.

Lexus Division light trucks reported January sales totaling 9,122 units, an increase of 6.8 percent from the year-ago month. The all-new LX 570 enjoyed sales of 710 units, an increase of 147.4 percent. The RX 350 and RX 400h posted combined January sales of 6,755 units, an increase of 3.2 percent. The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 1,211 units for the month.

TMS Hybrids
TMS posted January sales of 18,652 hybrid vehicles, up 30 percent over last January. Toyota Division posted sales of 17,272 hybrids, up 34 percent over January 2007. Lexus Division posted sales of 1,380 hybrids.

There were 25 selling days this month and last January.

TOYOTA  RETAIL  SALES
(INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
Jan-08
----- CURRENT MONTH --        -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
DSR %                   DSR %
2008    2007    CHG     2008    2007    CHG
YARIS                    7,666   5,870    30.6   7,666   5,870    30.6
COROLLA                 20,736  25,519   -18.7  20,736  25,519   -18.7
CAMRY                   31,601  31,461     0.4  31,601  31,461     0.4
AVALON                   4,155   6,529   -36.4   4,155   6,529   -36.4
PRIUS                   11,379   8,299    37.1  11,379   8,299    37.1
SCION xA                     9   1,758   -99.5       9   1,758   -99.5
SCION xB                 3,319   2,833    17.2   3,319   2,833    17.2
SCION tC                 2,947   4,413   -33.2   2,947   4,413   -33.2
SCION xD                 1,597       0-          1,597       0-
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
PASS. CAR              83,409  86,682    -3.8  83,409  86,682    -3.8
ES 350                   4,346   5,320   -18.3   4,346   5,320   -18.3
LS 460/600h L            1,906   3,006   -36.6   1,906   3,006   -36.6
SC 430                     183     302   -39.4     183     302   -39.4
GS 350                   1,270   1,368    -7.2   1,270   1,368    -7.2
GS 460/450h                210     183    14.8     210     183    14.8
IS 250/350               3,262   3,395    -3.9   3,262   3,395    -3.9
TOTAL LEXUS PASS. CAR   11,177  13,574   -17.7  11,177  13,574   -17.7
TOTAL TOYOTA PASS. CAR  94,586 100,256    -5.7  94,586 100,256    -5.7
SIENNA                  10,406  10,849    -4.1  10,406  10,849    -4.1
RAV4                    10,897  11,925    -8.6  10,897  11,925    -8.6
FJ CRUISER               3,071   4,948   -37.9   3,071   4,948   -37.9
4RUNNER                  5,470   7,330   -25.4   5,470   7,330   -25.4
HIGHLANDER              12,323  10,322    19.4  12,323  10,322    19.4
LAND CRUISER               460     234    96.6     460     234    96.6
SEQUOIA                  2,377   2,058    15.5   2,377   2,058    15.5
TOTAL SUV               34,598  36,817    -6.0  34,598  36,817    -6.0
4X2 TACOMA               6,359   7,478   -15.0   6,359   7,478   -15.0
4X4 TACOMA               4,705   5,585   -15.8   4,705   5,585   -15.8
TOTAL TACOMA            11,064  13,063   -15.3  11,064  13,063   -15.3
TUNDRA                  12,073   6,321    91.0  12,073   6,321    91.0
TOTAL PICKUP            23,137  19,384    19.4  23,137  19,384    19.4
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
LT TRUCK               68,141  67,050     1.6  68,141  67,050     1.6
LX 570                     710     287   147.4     710     287   147.4
GX 470                   1,657   1,713    -3.3   1,657   1,713    -3.3
RX 350/400h              6,755   6,544     3.2   6,755   6,544     3.2
TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT
TRUCK                   9,122   8,544     6.8   9,122   8,544     6.8
TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT
TRUCK                 77,263  75,594     2.2  77,263  75,594     2.2
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.      151,550 153,732    -1.4 151,550 153,732    -1.4
TOTAL LEXUS             20,299  22,118    -8.2  20,299  22,118    -8.2
TOTAL TOYOTA           171,849 175,850    -2.3 171,849 175,850    -2.3
MEMO:
DOM. COROLLA            20,722  22,762    -9.0  20,722  22,762    -9.0
DOM. CAMRY              30,561  22,844    33.8  30,561  22,844    33.8
DOM. PICKUP             23,137  19,384    19.4  23,137  19,384    19.4
DOM. RX 350              4,687   3,789    23.7   4,687   3,789    23.7
SELLING DAYS                25      25              25      25
TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
CAR                    27,971  34,547   -19.0  27,971  34,547   -19.0
LEXUS IMPORT CAR        11,177  13,574   -17.7  11,177  13,574   -17.7
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
CARS                   55,438  52,135     6.3  55,438  52,135     6.3
TOTAL TOYOTA CARS       94,586 100,256    -5.7  94,586 100,256    -5.7
TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
LT TRUCK               32,221  34,759    -7.3  32,221  34,759    -7.3
LEXUS IMPORT LT TRUCK    4,435   4,755    -6.7   4,435   4,755    -6.7
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
LT TRUCK               35,920  32,291    11.2  35,920  32,291    11.2
LEXUS NA BUILT LT TRUCK  4,687   3,789    23.7   4,687   3,789    23.7
TOTAL TOYOTA LT TRUCK   77,263  75,594     2.2  77,263  75,594     2.2
SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES  40,649  40,413     0.6  40,649  40,413     0.6
Memo: Lexus Sport
Utility             9,122   8,544     6.8   9,122   8,544     6.8
SMALL VANS              10,406  10,849    -4.1  10,406  10,849    -4.1
PICKUPS                 23,137  19,384    19.4  23,137  19,384    19.4
* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES
COROLLA                 20,722  22,762    -9.0  20,722  22,762    -9.0
CAMRY                   30,561  22,844    33.8  30,561  22,844    33.8
AVALON                   4,155   6,529   -36.4   4,155   6,529   -36.4
SIENNA                  10,406  10,849    -4.1  10,406  10,849    -4.1
PICKUP                  23,137  19,384    19.4  23,137  19,384    19.4
SEQUOIA                  2,377   2,058    15.5   2,377   2,058    15.5
RX 350                   4,687   3,789    23.7   4,687   3,789    23.7
TOTAL                   96,045  88,215     8.9  96,045  88,215     8.9
N.A. VEHICLES
% OF TOTAL                 55.9%   50.2%           55.9%   50.2%
SELLING DAYS                25      25              25      25
DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE

 

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