Toyota Reports October Sales

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1/01/2005 Torrance, CA

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever October sales of 173,086 vehicles, an increase of 5.2 percent over last October. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 1,887,352, up 10.7 percent over the same period last year.

"Market conditions show promise," said Jim Press, TMS president and COO. "Inventories are being replenished, the incentive-induced daze is lifting and the hurricane season is coming to a close."

The Toyota Division posted best-ever October sales of 149,755, up 5.7 percent. The Lexus Division reported October sales of 23,331 units, an increase of 2.2 percent. Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever October sales of 90,756, up 12.3
percent over the same period last year. The Avalon full-size sedan recorded October sales of 8,195, up 222.7 percent. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan enjoyed best-ever October sales of 9,939, an increase of 68.6 percent. Corolla posted sales of 26,870 units, up 0.2 percent over last year.

Toyota Division light truck sales totaled 58,999 units for the month. Light truck sales were led by the Tacoma pickup truck with a total of 14,486, up 37.0 percent over the same period last year. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV, which launched in early June, reported sales of 2,330 units in October. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted
combined October sales of 9,063 units.

Scion reported best-ever October sales of 13,392 units. The tC sports coupe, which debuted last summer, led the way with best-ever October sales of 6,682 units, an increase of 73.0 percent over last October. The xA recorded best-ever October sales of 2,640 units for the month, up 20.4 percent.

Lexus passenger cars posted October sales with 12,113 units, an increase of 15.4 percent. Sales momentum remained strong with October sales of the GS 300, which posted sales of 2,279 units and an increase of 349.1 percent, while the GS 430 posted sales of 366 units, an increase of 201.6 percent. The IS luxury sedans enjoyed sales of 2,563 units, an increase of 378.7 percent over the same period last year.

Lexus Division light truck October sales totaled 11,218 units for the month. The 2006 RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 1,904 units. The RX 330 and RX 400h posted combined October sales of 8,012 units.

Sales of North American-built vehicles accounted for 61.3 percent of total October sales. There were 26 selling days this sales month compared to 27 last October.


Credit: Toyota Motor Sales, USA

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