Hybrid Sales Up 45 Percent: All-New Avalon and RAV4 Post Double-Digit Gains
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2013) — Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported January 2013 sales results of 157,725 units, an increase of 21.6 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Unadjusted for 25 selling days in January 2013 versus 24 in January 2012, TMS sales were up 26.6 percent over the year-ago month.
Toyota Division posted January total sales of 141,514 units, up 21 percent year-over-year on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Toyota Division sales increased 26.1 percent over January 2012.
"The sales pace we saw in the fourth quarter of last year rolled into January, exceeding our expectations for the industry,” said Bill Fay, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “Toyota started the year off strong, with total sales up over 26 percent, more than double the industry average. With the 2013 Avalon and 2013 RAV4 off to a great start, our focus remains firmly on new products and taking care of our customers."
Lexus Division reported January total sales of 16,211, up 26.8 percent and 32.1 percent on a DSR and volume basis, respectively.
“With a strong January we’re off to a great start in 2013,” said Tim Morrison, Lexus vice president of sales and dealer development. “With great inventories of our recently launched models and more exciting vehicles new to come, we expect the momentum to continue.”
*Note: Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted raw sales volume (compared to year-ago month).
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