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October 3, 2006 – Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever September sales of 222,950 vehicles, an increase of 20.2 percent over September 2005. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 1,928,496 units, up 12 percent over the same period last year.

"While crossovers, hybrids and small cars continue to show strength, our SUVs and full-size trucks also posted solid gains," said Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "It's the breadth of our lineup that enables us to satisfy today's buyers."

The Toyota Division posted best-ever September sales of 197,250, up 21.3 percent. The Lexus Division reported best-ever September sales with 25,700 units sold, an increase of 12.1 percent.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever September sales of 113,136, up 12.4 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by the Camry, which posted September sales of 38,269. The Camry Hybrid, which went on sale in late April, reported sales of 4,044 units in September. The Corolla reported best-ever September sales of 32,279, up 5.4 percent over the same period last year. The all-new Yaris subcompact, which went on sale in March, posted sales totaling 7,534 units for the month. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted best-ever September sales of 10,492, an increase of 23.1 percent.

Toyota Division light truck sales were up 35.7 percent, with a best-ever September total of 84,114 units. Light truck sales were led by Sienna with monthly sales of 14,348, up 9.7 percent over the same period last year. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which went on sale in March, reported sales of 5,546 units. The Tundra full-size pickup truck reported best-ever September sales of 12,609, up 67.2 percent over the same period last year. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 2,347 units for the month. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined September sales of 11,697. The RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) reported best-ever September sales of 11,551, up 93.4 percent over the same period last year.

Scion reported best-ever September sales with 16,195 units sold. The tC sports coupe led the way with best-ever September sales of 7,759 units, up 19.6 percent. Scion xB sales were up 19.4 percent, posting monthly sales of 5,535 units.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars posted best-ever September sales of 14,231 units, an increase of 27 percent over September 2005. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever September sales of 5,851 units, up 11.2 percent. The IS 250 and IS 350 luxury sport sedans recorded combined best-ever September sales of 4,319 units, an increase of 787.4 percent. The all-new limited-production GS 450h hybrid luxury sport sedan posted sales of 164 units, while combined sales of the GS 430 and GS 450h totaled 221 units. The GS 350 reported sales of 2,485 units, an increase of 1.4 percent.

Lexus Division light trucks reported best-ever September sales totaling 11,469 units. The 2006 RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 1,687 units for the month. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined September sales of 8,688 units, an increase of 1.7 percent.

TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 144,983 units. In September, hybrids sales posted 18,734 units.

There were 26 selling days this sales month compared to 25 selling days last September.

TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
                          (INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
                               September, 2006

                           -- CURRENT MONTH --     -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
                                           DSR %                        DSR %
                           2006     2005    CHG       2006       2005    CHG

    YARIS                  7,534        0     --     51,748          0     --
    COROLLA               32,279   29,446    5.4    306,353    265,426   14.9
    CAMRY                 38,269   36,842   -0.1    340,905    336,349    0.9
    AVALON                 8,365    8,707   -7.6     66,905     70,120   -5.0
    PRIUS                 10,492    8,193   23.1     80,939     81,042   -0.6
    SCION xA               2,901    2,800   -0.4     25,806     21,024   22.2
    SCION xB               5,535    4,459   19.4     50,532     41,382   21.6
    SCION tC               7,759    6,236   19.6     63,257     56,467   11.5
    TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
     PASS. CAR           113,136   96,780   12.4    986,477    877,172   12.0
    ES 350                 5,851    5,060   11.2     54,216     51,663    4.5
    LS 430                   898    1,897  -54.5      9,971     20,416  -51.4
    SC 430                   457      607  -27.6      4,497      6,144  -27.1
    GS 350                 2,485    2,357    1.4     18,219     20,332  -10.8
    GS 430/450h              221      382  -44.4      3,026      4,430  -32.0
    IS 250/350             4,319      468  787.4     41,666      4,261  873.6
    TOTAL LEXUS PASS.
     CAR                  14,231   10,771   27.0    131,595    107,246   22.2
    TOTAL TOYOTA PASS.
     CAR                 127,367  107,551   13.9  1,118,072    984,418   13.1
    SIENNA                14,348   12,579    9.7    121,774    123,415   -1.8
    RAV4                  11,551    5,743   93.4    115,684     56,466  104.0
    FJ CRUISER             5,546        0     --     39,583          0     --
    4RUNNER                8,020    7,080    8.9     80,534     77,212    3.8
    HIGHLANDER            11,697    9,684   16.1     96,698    107,361  -10.3
    LAND CRUISER             313      296    1.7      2,462      3,721  -34.1
    SEQUOIA                3,343    2,334   37.7     25,373     33,990  -25.7
    TOTAL SUV             40,470   25,137   54.8    360,334    278,750   28.7
    4X2 TACOMA             9,638    8,741    6.0     80,031     75,019    6.2
    4X4 TACOMA             7,049    5,891   15.1     53,881     50,095    7.1
    TOTAL TACOMA          16,687   14,632    9.7    133,912    125,114    6.6
    TUNDRA                12,609    7,253   67.2     91,525     91,086    0.0
    TOTAL PICKUP          29,296   21,885   28.7    225,437    216,200    3.8
    TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT
     TRUCK                84,114   59,601   35.7    707,545    618,365   13.9
    LX 470                   490      764  -38.3      4,135      6,219  -33.8
    GX 470                 2,291    2,289   -3.8     18,477     24,335  -24.4
    RX 350/400h            8,688    8,212    1.7     80,267     80,929   -1.2
    TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT
     TRUCK                11,469   11,265   -2.1    102,879    111,483   -8.1
    TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT
     TRUCK                95,583   70,866   29.7    810,424    729,848   10.6
    TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.    197,250  156,381   21.3  1,694,022  1,495,537   12.8
    TOTAL LEXUS           25,700   22,036   12.1    234,474    218,729    6.7
    TOTAL TOYOTA         222,950  178,417   20.2  1,928,496  1,714,266   12.0
    MEMO:
    DOM. COROLLA          28,124   28,338   -4.6    261,816    257,429    1.3
    DOM. CAMRY            30,585   33,661  -12.6    280,773    315,505  -11.4
    DOM. PICKUP           29,296   21,885   28.7    225,437    216,200    3.8
    DOM. RX 350            6,733    5,210   24.3     55,782     50,633    9.7

    SELLING DAYS              26       25               230        229

    TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
     CAR                  46,062   26,074   69.9    376,983    234,118   60.3
    LEXUS IMPORT CAR      14,231   10,771   27.0    131,595    107,246   22.2
    TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
     CARS                 67,074   70,706   -8.8    609,494    643,054   -5.6
    TOTAL TOYOTA CARS    127,367  107,551   13.9  1,118,072    984,418   13.1

    TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
     LT TRUCK             37,127   22,803   56.6    334,961    244,760   36.3
    LEXUS IMPORT LT
     TRUCK                 4,736    6,055  -24.8     47,097     60,850  -22.9
    TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
     LT TRUCK             46,987   36,798   22.8    372,584    373,605   -0.7
    LEXUS NA BUILT LT
     TRUCK                 6,733    5,210   24.3     55,782     50,633    9.7
    TOTAL TOYOTA LT
     TRUCK                95,583   70,866   29.7    810,424    729,848   10.6

    SPORT UTILITY
     VEHICLES             46,393   36,402   22.5    423,630    390,233    8.1
       Memo: Lexus Sport
        Utility           11,469   11,265   -2.1    102,879    111,483   -8.1

    SMALL VANS            14,348   12,579    9.7    121,774    123,415   -1.8
    PICKUPS               29,296   21,885   28.7    225,437    216,200    3.8

    * NORTH AMERICAN
     BUILT VEHICLES
    COROLLA               28,124   28,338   -4.6    261,816    257,429    1.3
    CAMRY                 30,585   33,661  -12.6    280,773    315,505  -11.4
    AVALON                 8,365    8,707   -7.6     66,905     70,120   -5.0
    SIENNA                14,348   12,579    9.7    121,774    123,415   -1.8
    PICKUP                29,296   21,885   28.7    225,437    216,200    3.8
    SEQUOIA                3,343    2,334   37.7     25,373     33,990  -25.7
    RX 350                 6,733    5,210   24.3     55,782     50,633    9.7
    TOTAL                120,794  112,714    3.0  1,037,860  1,067,292   -3.2
    N.A. VEHICLES % OF
     TOTAL                 54.2%    63.2%             53.8%      62.3%

    SELLING DAYS              26       25               230        229
    DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE

[source: Toyota Motor Company]

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Flybrian    0

Okay, I believe it now. Its clear where the boost comes from - economical vehicles and the RAV4. Camry sales are stangnant, but can they really go any higher? Methinks not.

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FAPTurbo    1,096

TUNDRA                12,609    7,253

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:blink: ... Well... must be discounting or something.

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Northstar    11

There are some great deals on the Tundra. I saw advertising for $5500 off. If the new one wasn't coming and they weren't trying to clear out inventory, I don't think it'd be so high.

Total "Toyota" is 1.928mil for the year, which puts it ahead of Chevy and Ford, but 138k of that is Scion, so really Toyota is not quite at Chevy and Ford's sales, but very close. Just thought I'd point out that when the "sales champ" is announced that Toyota's releases may say they have a higher volume, but it's artificially inflated by Scion's numbers.

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turbo200    6

Toyota incentives are high....around here 0% along with rebates were the norm on most of thier cars, except Rav4 and Camry, I beleive. Sienna had cash back of $2500 from the factory. Toyota is incetivizing their cars rather high these days, don't know if that's a recent trend or something that has been going on for a while. Thier resale value seems to already be sufferring because of it, the more cars they put in the used car market, the more saturation will occur, resale is bound to hurt. They also fleet a pretty nice portion of those Camry sales, around 30k or so, of course that's nothing compared to what GM does, but Honda has like 2k Accords for the year that have been fleeted. Toyota is really all about the volume these days.

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Flybrian    0

Their volume-oriented philosophy manifests itself in its mediocre new offerings, like an alleged family car with 14 cuft of trunk space.

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hdmax    0

I see toyota gave away 12,000 tundra's. I think they are glad to take all the fleet sales that GM didn't want.

toyota hardly mentioned the tundra all year due to the fact that sales were down pretty much every month, but once they are able to con 12000 suckers into buying them, they are making headlines again.

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toyoguy    0

Toyota incentives are high....around here 0% along with rebates were the norm on most of thier cars, except Rav4 and Camry, I beleive.

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Toyota combines low apr and cash rebates so they can lose money. :lol:

That's how they lost $4billion last quarter.

Sienna had cash back of $2500 from the factory.

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I don't know where you live but it's $1000 rebate in Houston.

Toyota is really all about the volume these days.

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Volume is key to Toyota's plan of increasing profit margins from 8.9% to 10%.

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BuddyP    0

Ok, if I did my math right, Toyota's sales actually fell during Sept. vs August '06. They had 240,178 for Aug. and 222,950 for Sept. That's actually a 7% drop in sales vs last month.... right? So Toyota must have had a bad month in Sept. '05?

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sciguy_0504    0

I just saw a Toyota Sienna commercial (not local dealer) with $1,000 cash back last night. The Tundra had to have had some big incentives, too. I know Toyta used to have incentive information on its website but after a quick search I couldn't find it.

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toyoguy    0

the Sienna and Solara have been upgraded to the 3.5L V6 for 2007 MY.

GM's still hasn't upgraded from 4spd trannies in many models, if GM doesn't develop the flexibility to compete soon they will knocked right over.

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haypops    0

the Sienna and Solara have been upgraded to the 3.5L V6 for 2007 MY.

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The Uplander and the G6 coupe have been upgraded to the 3.9L V-6.

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pow    106

The Uplander and the G6 coupe have been upgraded to the 3.9L V-6.

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Which will do nothing to sales.

Honda had a 240 hp minivan five years ago. Toyota's new 270 hp 3.5 will now take over as class leader.

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Matt276    0

the Sienna and Solara have been upgraded to the 3.5L V6 for 2007 MY.

GM's still hasn't upgraded from 4spd trannies in many models, if GM doesn't develop the flexibility to compete soon they will knocked right over.

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Cause Toyota's transmissions work so great and people do not complain.

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