Toyota September Sales Down 32%; Honda Drops 24%

As clear proof that today's recession is an equal-opportunity unemployer, Toyota has posted a September sales decline of 32% from a year earlier — one of the worst results in the company's 50 years of US sales — while Honda sank 24% in the face of the consumer credit crisis. The declines at Toyota and Honda reinforce… » 10/01/08 3:25pm 10/01/08 3:25pm

Toyota To Lower Sales Forecast, Try To Wrest Sales Crown From GM By…

According to reports out of Japan today, Toyota plans to lower its global sales estimate to 9.5 million vehicles this year, down from a previous sales estimate of 9.85 million. The report comes the day after GM's "Sweeping-Reorganization Press Conference, Part II," thus making their significant 385,000-unit sales… » 7/16/08 9:20am 7/16/08 9:20am

Japanese Domestic Sales Slump to 35 Year Low

Good thing the automakers from the land of the rising sun don't rely on the hometown crowd for much of their profits. The BBC is reporting recent figures indicate the continuing decline in Japanese auto sales has reached a 35 year sales low. The trend has been blamed on everything from wage stagnation to high price of… » 1/17/08 2:45pm 1/17/08 2:45pm