June 02, 2012

Toyota USA sales increase nearly 90 per cent in May 2012

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA., Inc., reported sales of 202,973 units, an increase of 72.9 per cent compared to May 2011 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
Unadjusted for 26 selling days in May 2012 versus 24 selling days in May 2011, TMS sales were up 87.3 per cent over the year-ago month on a raw volume basis.

The Toyota Division posted May total sales of 181,510 units, an increase of 74.4 per cent over May 2011 on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Toyota Division sales were up 88.9 percent over the year-ago month.

"We're grateful to our customers who have made Toyota the number one retail brand in America for the third consecutive month," said Bob Carter, Toyota Division Group Vice-President and General Manager, Toyota Motor Sales, USA. "Our growth has been driven by the success of our new products, led by Camry and Prius family, part of the most aggressive product launch in our history. With the much anticipated Scion FR-S on sale today and the continued recovery of the overall automotive market, we're confident our sales momentum will continue."

The Lexus Division reported total sales of 21,463 units, up 61.0 per cent over May 2011 on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Lexus Division sales were up 74.4 compared to last year.

“With exciting new Lexus products reaching dealerships on a daily basis, inventories are at optimal levels, and we look forward to continued sales growth throughout the rest of the year,” said Tim Morrison, Lexus Division Vice-President of Sales and Dealer Development.


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