September 06, 2012

Toyota Motor Sales reports 40 per cent increase in August sales

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., reported August 2012 sales results of 188,520 units, an increase of 40.2 per cent compared to the same period last year on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On
a raw volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in August 2012 compared to 26 selling days in August 2011, TMS sales were up 45.6 per cent from the year-ago month.

The Toyota Division posted total August sales of 164,283 units, an increase of 42.0 per cent on a DSR basis from August 2011. On a raw volume basis, Toyota Division sales were up 47.5 per cent from the year-ago month.

"The auto industry continued to outperform the general economy in August," said Bill Fay, Toyota Group Vice-President and General Manager. "The driving force behind our growth continues to be strong consumer response to the new models we’ve launched over the past twelve months and the added value those vehicles represent."

The Lexus Division reported total sales of 24,237 units in August 2012, up 28.9 per cent from August 2011 on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Lexus Division sales were up 33.9 per cent compared to the same period last year.

"Virtually every Lexus model enjoyed a significant sales increase in August," said Tim Morrison, Lexus Vice-President of Sales and Dealer Development. "With a strong Labor Day weekend, and our newly launched products leading the way, the momentum continues into September."


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