TORRANCE, Calif. (January 5, 2015) — Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported December 2014 sales of 215,057, an increase of 12.7 percent from December 2013 on a volume basis. With one additional selling day in December of 2014, sales were up 8.4 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
For the year TMS reported sales of 2,373,771 vehicles, a 6.2 percent increase.
Toyota Division posted December 2014 sales of 175,178 units, up 12.2 percent. For the year, Toyota Division sales of 2,062,382 were up 5.1 percent.
“The industry finished last year on a high note thanks to a strong economic tailwind," said Bill Fay, Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager. “That momentum should continue in 2015 and combined with continued strong replacement demand, boost sales further.”
Lexus reported all-time, any month record sales in December of 39,879, a 14.7 percent increase. For the year, Lexus sales of 311,389 were up 13.7 percent.
“Setting a best-ever, any month sales record in December was a great way to cap our 25th anniversary year,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager. “Along with an improving economy and expanding luxury market, it sets the stage for what could be a record year for Lexus dealers in 2015.”
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*Note: Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted raw sales volume
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Toyota’s largest plant in North America, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) started production in May 1988. The Georgetown, Ky. plant employs about 7,000 full time team members and represents a $5.9 billion investment. TMMK currently produces the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza as well as four-cylinder and V-6 engines and other engine components. Current annual capacity is 500,000 vehicles and 600,000 engines. Since 1987, TMMK has donated more than $45 million to non-profit organizations throughout Kentucky.
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