Breaking! Toyota Defies Industry, Sells Cars; 14.4% Increase In Sales Over June


Toyota couldn't ask for anything more — reporting their best-ever first-half sales in history. They hit calendar-year-to-date sales of 1,223,542. June sales were up 14.4% over last June. Toyota saw the Camry lead their passenger car division with sales up 38.7% over last June — allowing the automaker to post sales of 117,769 passenger cars for the month. Light truck sales were also up, a "meager" 7.6% — selling 77,563 trucks and SUV's. The other note was the Prius — which saw sales of 9,696 — an increase of 0.8%. There's probably more in the press release, but we're getting a headache from all of the numbers.

Toyota Reports June Sales With Strong Second-Quarter And First-Half Performance
07/03/2006 Torrance, CA
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported its best-ever first-half sales in 49 years of business in the U.S. with calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales of 1,223,542. June sales of 223,018, an increase of 14.4 percent over last June, contributed to a record-setting second quarter, with sales of 678,691 units.
"With no real let-up in gas prices, market dynamics are unchanged," said Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "Fuel-efficient products continue to drive the market, even as consumers are likely becoming acclimated to today's fuel prices. Buyers are turning to hybrids and smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles as a hedge against future uncertainty."
The Toyota Division posted its best-ever June with sales of 195,332, up 15.7 percent. The Lexus Division reported best-ever June sales with 27,686 units sold, an increase of 6.3 percent.
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever June sales of 117,769, up 21.7 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by the Corolla, which posted best-ever June sales of 37,311 and an increase of 38.7 percent over last June. The Camry Hybrid, which went on sale in late April, reported sales of 4,268 units in June. Camry, Camry Solara and Camry Hybrid enjoyed best-ever combined June sales of 41,427 units, up 9.8 percent. The all-new Yaris subcompact, which went on sale in March, posted sales totaling 6,888 units for the month. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted best-ever June sales of 9,696, an increase of 0.8 percent.
Toyota Division light truck sales were up 7.6 percent, with a best-ever June total of 77,563 units. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) with best-ever June sales of 13,204, up 103.5 percent over the same period last year. 4Runner enjoyed June sales of 8,647 units, up 4.1 percent. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which went on sale in March, reported sales of 6,366 units. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 2,705 units for the month. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined June sales of 10,436.
June marked Scion's three-year sales anniversary. Scion reported best-ever June sales with 15,837 units sold. The tC sports coupe led the way with best-ever June sales of 7,462 units, up 11.3 percent. Scion xB sales were up 46.5 percent, posting best-ever June sales of 5,964 units. The xA also had strong sales totaling 2,411 units in June, up 15.7 percent.
Lexus passenger cars posted best-ever June sales with 15,842 units, an increase of 23.6 percent. Passenger car sales were led by the all-new ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever June sales of 7,645 units, up 26.4 percent. The IS luxury sport sedans reported best-ever June sales of 4,461 units, a 980.1 percent increase. The IS 250 sales totaled 3,253, with the IS 350 recording sales of 1,208 units. The all-new GS 450h luxury hybrid performance sedan posted sales of 231 units, while combined sales of the GS 430 and GS 450h totaled 420 units.
Lexus Division light trucks reported June sales totaling 11,844 units. The 2006 RX 400h luxury hybrid vehicle, reported sales of 1,190 units for the month. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined June sales of 9,651 units.
Sales of North American-built vehicles accounted for 52.9 percent of total June sales. There were 26 selling days both this month and last June.

TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
(INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
June, 2006

——- CURRENT MONTH — — CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE —
DSR % DSR %
2006 2005 CHG 2006 2005 CHG

YARIS 6,888 0 - 22,685 0 -
COROLLA 37,311 26,908 38.7 197,303 174,054 13.4
CAMRY 41,427 37,717 9.8 218,517 216,607 0.9
AVALON 6,608 9,134 -27.7 45,036 42,961 4.8
PRIUS 9,696 9,622 0.8 48,156 53,308 -9.7
SCION xA 2,411 2,083 15.7 16,832 12,891 30.6
SCION xB 5,964 4,070 46.5 31,375 27,133 15.6
SCION tC 7,462 6,706 11.3 37,533 34,838 7.7
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
PASS. CAR 117,769 96,755 21.7 617,464 566,519 9.0
ES 350 7,645 6,048 26.4 32,589 32,448 0.4
LS 430 1,014 2,290 -55.7 6,716 13,621 -50.7
SC 430 531 752 -29.4 3,087 4,092 -24.6
GS 300 1,771 2,701 -34.4 11,349 12,379 -8.3
GS 430/450h 420 616 -31.8 2,144 2,935 -27.0
IS 250/350 4,461 413 980.1 26,946 2,617 929.7
TOTAL LEXUS
PASS. CAR 15,842 12,820 23.6 82,831 68,092 21.6
TOTAL TOYOTA
PASS. CAR 133,611 109,575 21.9 700,295 634,611 10.4
SIENNA 13,381 15,327 -12.7 80,785 78,064 3.5
RAV4 13,204 6,489 103.5 75,015 35,949 108.7
FJ CRUISER 6,366 0 - 21,469 0 -
4RUNNER 8,647 8,308 4.1 54,866 52,077 5.4
HIGHLANDER 10,436 13,029 -19.9 61,357 70,412 -12.9
LAND CRUISER 228 376 -39.4 1,625 2,513 -35.3
SEQUOIA 2,484 4,008 -38.0 16,898 24,169 -30.1
TOTAL SUV 41,365 32,210 28.4 231,230 185,120 24.9
4X2 TACOMA 8,508 8,538 -0.4 51,414 46,987 9.4
4X4 TACOMA 5,487 5,790 -5.2 34,450 30,945 11.3
TOTAL TACOMA 13,995 14,328 -2.3 85,864 77,932 10.2
TUNDRA 8,822 10,212 -13.6 57,458 64,429 -10.8
TOTAL PICKUP 22,817 24,540 -7.0 143,322 142,361 0.7
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
LT TRUCK 77,563 72,077 7.6 455,337 405,545 12.3
LX 470 406 575 -29.4 2,869 3,673 -21.9
GX 470 1,787 2,633 -32.1 11,759 16,233 -27.6
RX 350/400h 9,651 10,015 -3.6 53,282 54,008 -1.3
TOTAL LEXUS
LIGHT TRUCK 11,844 13,223 -10.4 67,910 73,914 -8.1
TOTAL TOYOTA
LIGHT TRUCK 89,407 85,300 4.8 523,247 479,459 9.1
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. 195,332 168,832 15.71,072,801 972,064 10.4
TOTAL LEXUS 27,686 26,043 6.3 150,741 142,006 6.2
TOTAL TOYOTA 223,018 194,875 14.41,223,5421,114,070 9.8

MEMO:
DOM. COROLLA 31,104 26,386 17.9 170,357 168,907 0.9
DOM. CAMRY 33,829 34,710 -2.5 188,017 208,360 -9.8
DOM. PICKUP 22,817 24,540 -7.0 143,322 142,361 0.7
DOM. RX 330 7,683 6,445 19.2 34,511 34,032 1.4

SELLING DAYS 26 26 152 152

TOYOTA DIV.
IMPORT CAR 46,228 26,525 74.3 214,054 146,291 46.3
LEXUS IMPORT CAR 15,842 12,820 23.6 82,831 68,092 21.6
TOYOTA DIV
NA BUILT CARS 71,541 70,230 1.9 403,410 420,228 -4.0
TOTAL TOYOTA CARS 133,611 109,575 21.9 700,295 634,611 10.4

TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
LT TRUCK 38,881 28,202 37.9 214,332 160,951 33.2
LEXUS IMPORT
LT TRUCK 4,161 6,778 -38.6 33,399 39,882 -16.3
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
LT TRUCK 38,682 43,875 -11.8 241,005 244,594 -1.5
LEXUS NA BUILT
LT TRUCK 7,683 6,445 19.2 34,511 34,032 1.4
TOTAL TOYOTA
LT TRUCK 89,407 85,300 4.8 523,247 479,459 9.1

SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLES 46,843 45,433 3.1 277,671 259,034 7.2
Memo: Lexus Sport
Utility 11,844 13,223 -10.4 67,910 73,914 -8.1

SMALL VANS 13,381 15,327 -12.7 80,785 78,064 3.5
PICKUPS 22,817 24,540 -7.0 143,322 142,361 0.7

* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES
COROLLA 31,104 26,386 17.9 170,357 168,907 0.9
CAMRY 33,829 34,710 -2.5 188,017 208,360 -9.8
AVALON 6,608 9,134 -27.7 45,036 42,961 4.8
SIENNA 13,381 15,327 -12.7 80,785 78,064 3.5
PICKUP 22,817 24,540 -7.0 143,322 142,361 0.7
SEQUOIA 2,484 4,008 -38.0 16,898 24,169 -30.1
RX 330 7,683 6,445 19.2 34,511 34,032 1.4
TOTAL 117,906 120,550 -2.2 678,926 698,854 -2.9
N.A. VEHICLES %
OF TOTAL 52.9% 61.9% 55.5% 62.7%

SELLING DAYS 26 26 152 152
DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE

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