TORRANCE, Calif. (February 3, 2015) — Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported January 2015 sales of 169,194, an increase of 15.6 percent from January 2014 on a volume basis. With one additional selling day in January 2015, sales were up 11.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
Toyota division posted January 2015 sales of 146,063 units, up 13.5 percent.
"The year is off to a strong start as the sales momentum we saw in 2014 continued into January," said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “Highlander, RAV4 and Corolla all set January records.
"Lexus reported January 2015 sales of 23,131 units, a 31.2 percent increase.
“January was a great way for our dealers to start the year, with their third straight record month and an industry leading 31 percent sales increase,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “We saw good growth throughout our lineup and received an added boost from the all-new NX luxury compact utility vehicles and RC coupes.”
January 2015 Highlights:
*Note: Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted raw sales volume
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About Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
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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