TORRANCE, Calif. (June 2, 2009) Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,
today reported that May vehicle sales hit a new monthly high for the
year and jumped 20.6 percent compared to April 2009. Sales of 152,583
vehicles trailed year ago levels and were down 38.4 percent from last
May, on a daily selling rate basis.
The big jump in consumer confidence in May translated into a solid
gain in retail vehicle sales compared to April, said Don Esmond,
senior vice president of automotive operations for TMS. We’re
encouraged that consumers are beginning to return to showrooms and that
the industry continues to show signs of stabilization.
The Toyota Division posted May sales of 135,661 units, a decrease of
39.0 percent from the same period last year. The Lexus Division
reported May sales of 16,922 units, a decrease of 33.9 percent from the
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded May sales of 88,173 units,
down 40.0 percent from the same period last year, but up 24.8 percent
over April 2009. Camry and Camry Hybrid remained Toyotaâ€™s volume leader
in May, posting combined monthly sales of 31,325 units. Corolla
recorded sales of 23,576 units. Yaris reported sales of 10,130 units
for the month. The Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid posted May sales
of 10,091 units.
Toyota Division light trucks posted May sales of 47,488 units, down
36.9 percent from the year-ago month, but up 13.9 percent over April
2009. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact SUV with sales of
12,730 units. The Tacoma mid-size pickup reported May sales of 10,162
units. The Tundra full-size pickup recorded sales of 6,414 units.
Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined sales of 7,556 units
for the month.
Scion posted May sales of 5,095 units. The xB urban utility vehicle
led the way with sales of 2,216 units. The tC sports coupe recorded
sales of 1,814 units. The xD reported sales of 1,065 units for the
Lexus passenger cars reported May sales of 8,477 units, a decrease
of 46.0 percent from May 2008, but up 17.9 percent over the prior
month. Passenger car sales were led by the ES entry luxury sedan with
May sales of 4,125 units. The IS entry luxury sport sedan posted
combined sales of 2,913 units. The LS flagship luxury sedan recorded
combined sales of 830 units. The GS luxury sport sedan reported
combined May sales of 516 units.
Lexus Division light trucks recorded May sales of 8,445 units, down
14.9 percent from the year-ago month, but up 20.5 percent over April
2009. Lexus sales were led by the RX luxury utility vehicle, which
posted combined May sales of 7,462 units.
TMS posted May sales of 14,846 hybrid vehicles. Toyota Division
recorded sales of 14,383 hybrids for the month. Lexus Division reported
May sales of 463 hybrids.
There were 26 selling days this month, compared to 27 selling days last May.
About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales,
distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion.
Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a
network of more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers. With more
than 35,000 direct employees and 165,000 indirect employees in the
U.S., TMS sold more than 2.2 million vehicles in 2008. For more
information about Toyota, visit http://www.toyota.com/, http://www.lexus.com/, http://www.scion.com/ or http://www.toyotanewsroom.com/.
|TOYOTA RETAIL SALES|
|(INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)|
|– CURRENT MONTH –||– CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE –|
|DSR %||DSR %|
|TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PASS. CAR||88,173||152,652||-40.0||351,100||561,778||-36.5|
|TOTAL LEXUS PASS. CAR||8,477||16,290||-46.0||36,217||68,317||-46.2|
|TOTAL TOYOTA PASS. CAR||96,650||168,942||-40.6||387,317||630,095||-37.6|
|TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT TRUCK||47,488||78,161||-36.9||214,509||368,618||-40.9|
|TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT TRUCK||8,445||10,303||-14.9||36,969||48,141||-22.0|
|TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT TRUCK||55,933||88,464||-34.3||251,478||416,759||-38.7|
|TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.||135,661||230,813||-39.0||565,609||930,396||-38.3|
|TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT CAR||31,444||65,655||-50.3||122,367||234,785||-47.1|
|LEXUS IMPORT CAR||8,477||16,290||-46.0||36,217||68,317||-46.2|
|TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT CARS||56,729||86,997||-32.3||228,733||326,993||-28.9|
|TOTAL TOYOTA CARS||96,650||168,942||-40.6||387,317||630,095||-37.6|
|TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT LT TRUCK||17,817||32,921||-43.8||85,563||157,842||-44.9|
|LEXUS IMPORT LT TRUCK||3,022||4,762||-34.1||15,244||22,686||-31.7|
|TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT LT TRUCK||29,671||45,240||-31.9||128,946||210,776||-37.9|
|LEXUS NA BUILT LT TRUCK||5,423||5,541||1.6||21,725||25,455||-13.3|
|TOTAL TOYOTA LT TRUCK||55,933||88,464||-34.3||251,478||416,759||-38.7|
|SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES||31,560||44,395||-26.2||136,652||205,122||-32.3|
|Memo: Lexus Sport Utility||8,445||10,303||-14.9||36,969||48,141||-22.0|
|* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES|
|N.A. VEHICLES % OF TOTAL||60.2%||53.5%||59.4%||53.8%|
|DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE|
Credit: Toyota Motor Sales USA
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