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Carson Toyota Confirms, Toyota Motor Sales Reports December Sales Increase


Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., has reported December 2012 sales of 194,143 units, up 13.2 percent compared to the same period last year on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  Unadjusted for 26 selling days in December 2012 versus 27 in December 2011, TMS sales were up 9 percent over the year-ago month.

With 307 selling days in both 2012 and 2011, TMS reported annual sales of 2,082,504 vehicles, up 26.6 percent over last year.  Strong 2012 sales are due largely to the introduction of 19 all-new or substantially redesigned vehicles, the most aggressive new product launch in the company’s history.

Toyota Division recorded 2012 sales of 1,838,338 vehicles, increasing 27.1 percent year-over-year.  Lexus Division reported annual sales of 244,166 units in 2012, up 23 percent compared to last year.  Scion Division reported sales of 73,505 units for the year, an increase of 49.2 percent versus 2011.

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded December sales of 88,818 units, up 10.6 percent over the year-ago month, and annual sales of 1,066,143 units, increasing 33.9 percent year-over-year.  Corolla led the way in December with sales of 24,679 units, up 22 percent compared to the same period last year.  Camry and Camry Hybrid recorded its best annual sales since 2008, with 404,886 units, up 31.2 percent over 2011.

Notably, Prius Family annual sales of 236,659 units saw a 73.4 percent increase over last year.  In December, Prius Family sales increased 22.4 percent over the same month last year with 20,040 units.  In its first full month of sales, Toyota’s flagship sedan, the all-new 2013 Avalon, posted sales of 5,171 units in December, up 66.3 percent over the year-ago month.

Toyota Division light trucks reported December sales of 74,718 units, up 11.9 percent over the year-ago month, and posted annual sales of 772,195 units, an increase of 18.8 percent year-over-year.

Scion reported December 2012 sales of 5,522 units, an increase of 37.9 percent compared to last year.  The recently introduced FR-S sports car led December sales with 1,495 units.  Additionally, the xB recorded annual sales of 19,787, an increase of 16.3 percent over 2011.

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