September 05, 2013

TMS reports increase of 23 per cent in August sales; best month in more than five years

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., reported August 2013 sales results of 231,537 units, an increase of 18.4 per cent over August 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 28 selling days in August 2013, versus 27 selling days in
August 2012, TMS sales increased 22.8 per cent compared to the year-ago month.

Toyota Division posted August 2013 sales of 201,745 units, up 18.4 per cent year-over-year on a DSR basis. Volume wise, Toyota division sales increased 22.8 per cent compared to August 2012.

"The auto industry continues to be a bright spot in the economic recovery," said Bill Fay, Toyota Division Group Vice-President and General Manager. "August capped a great summer for new vehicle sales, and it was Toyota's best month in more than five years."

Lexus reported August 2013 sales of 29,792 units, a year-over-year increase of 18.5 per cent on a DSR basis and 22.9 per cent on a raw volume basis.

"August has traditionally been a big sales month for us and our Lexus dealers made it happen again, reaching a new high for the year," said Steve Hearne, Lexus Vice-President sales and dealer development. "Sales of the new IS sport sedan more than doubled and continues to bring new buyers into Lexus showrooms."


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