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March 2007: Toyota Motor Sales

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TOYOTA RETAIL SALES

(INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)

March, 2007

Toyota Reports March 2007 Sales

March 2007 Sales and Report

TORRANCE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Boosted by record hybrid

sales, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported all-time

best-ever monthly sales of 242,675 vehicles, an increase of 7.7 percent

over March 2006.

"This month marks a milestone eight years in the making," said Jim

Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "Record U.S. sales of Toyota and Lexus

hybrids have now topped the half-million mark." The Toyota Division posted

best-ever March sales of 213,820, up 8.7 percent. The Lexus Division

reported best-ever March sales of 28,855 units.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever March sales of

121,881, up 13.6 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car

sales were led by Camry, which posted March sales of 42,254, up 4.5 percent

over the same period last year. Camry Hybrid reported sales of 5,144 units

in March. The Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted all-time

best-ever monthly sales for the second consecutive month with 19,156 units

sold, an increase of 133.2 percent. Corolla reported best-ever March sales

of 34,355, an increase of 2.5 percent. The Yaris subcompact posted sales

totaling 7,614 units for the month.

Toyota Division light truck sales were up 2.9 percent, an all-time

best-ever month of 91,939 units. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4

compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), which reported all-time best-ever

sales of 17,837, up 27.5 percent over the year-ago month. The all-new

Tundra full-size pickup reported sales of 13,196 units, up 7.8 percent over

Tundra sales last March. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted

combined March sales of 11,693. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size

SUV reported sales of 2,501 units for the month. FJ Cruiser reported March

sales of 6,057 units.

Scion posted March sales of 10,978 units. The tC sports coupe led the

way with March sales of 6,314 units. Scion xB posted sales of 2,799 units

for the month.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars reported best-ever March sales of 18,128 units, an

increase of 26.7 percent over March 2006. Passenger car sales were led by

the ES 350 luxury sedan with March sales of 7,444 units, up 69.7 percent.

The all-new LS 460 reported sales of 3,134, an increase of 125.4 percent.

Lexus Division light trucks reported March sales totaling 10,727 units

with the RX 350 and RX 400h reporting combined March sales of 8,603 units.

The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 1,471 units for

the month.

TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 61,635 units, an

increase of 68 percent over the same period last year, while cumulative

hybrid sales to-date surpassed the 500,000 sales mark.

In March, TMS posted sales of 28,453 hybrid vehicles, up 105 percent. Toyota Division posted

sales of 26,801 hybrids, up 137 percent over the same period last year,

while the Lexus Division posted sales of 1,652 hybrids.

There were 28 selling days this month, as compared to 27 selling days last

March.

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Unfortunately, the Avalon is an exception.

As a rule, they're not just eating the competitions' lunch, but their breakfast and dinner too.

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Toyota cars are filling up rental lots in my area.

Here too; isn't the Camry CE tailor made for the rental crowd ?

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Here is one small bit of good news: The Tundra, at current sales rate. will not make Toyota's projection for the year.

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Here is one small bit of good news: The Tundra, at current sales rate. will not make Toyota's projection for the year.

Yup. No doubt about it. 150,000 is more realistic than 200,000k. Unless they really up the incentives just to reach the sales goal.

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Yup. No doubt about it. 150,000 is more realistic than 200,000k. Unless they really up the incentives just to reach the sales goal.

They'll hit 200K as a running yearly average as soon as the latest extra $1,000 incentive hits and the CrexMax and assorted variants are in inventory for sale.

Our Toyota shop only has 10 on hand...so a customer cannot necessarily find what they're looking for...

It'll be interesting, to say the least!

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Here is one small bit of good news: The Tundra, at current sales rate. will not make Toyota's projection for the year.

Probably not, but I still feel lucky to have only seen one new Tundra on the roads so far.

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Toyota cars are filling up rental lots in my area.

I know 3 people who recently went to Florida on vacation and guess what all of them got at the rental counter??? Camry. I'm sure Toyota is moving more and more Camry and Corollas to the rental companies. If they are its working for them because its helping them pad their sales increases. Edited by I hope GMRULES again
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The only possible explanation for the Corolla's sales increase is increased rental sales. There are many better choices out there, and it's old, bland, and uninspiring to drive.

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My ASS had it's best-ever month of most times on the crapper...

That was a random comment...I'm just tired of that "best-ever" BS they say every damn month...they could at least put a new spin on the phrase.

On another note, I'd like to know how the Altima sales stack up against the Camry, because I have seen more of those than Camry's.

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They sold 42,000 Camry's plus another 5,000 hybrids there are LOTS of idots out there.

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My ASS had it's best-ever month of most times on the crapper...

That was a random comment...I'm just tired of that "best-ever" BS they say every damn month...they could at least put a new spin on the phrase.

On another note, I'd like to know how the Altima sales stack up against the Camry, because I have seen more of those than Camry's.

I'm waiting for the month where "best-ever" doesn't apply and they have to figure out a way to spin it..."If it were two months ago it would be our best ever month!"

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Camry hybrid alone sold about the same as the Aura's did... not good.

Does anybody have the breakdown for fleet vs retail sales?

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I'm waiting for the month where "best-ever" doesn't apply and they have to figure out a way to spin it..."If it were two months ago it would be our best ever month!"

If you want to see how they'll spin it, just look at Ford's release. Every comment is positive other than the last one: down 9%.... ouch.

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They sold 42,000 Camry's plus another 5,000 hybrids there are LOTS of idots out there.

You mean lemmings.

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Did anybody else read Central Conneticut State University's piece on the Prius? It was hilarious. According to their study, the Hummer does less environmental damage than the Prius when the true cost of energy/materials are factored in the manufacturing and shipping process. They call it "dust to dust." It was great reading.

But it proves the point that the media has run amok and Toyota can do no wrong, no matter how obviously wrong they are.

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Did anybody else read Central Conneticut State University's piece on the Prius? It was hilarious. According to their study, the Hummer does less environmental damage than the Prius when the true cost of energy/materials are factored in the manufacturing and shipping process. They call it "dust to dust." It was great reading.

But it proves the point that the media has run amok and Toyota can do no wrong, no matter how obviously wrong they are.

Yeah that was a good read, do you have the link to it? I was searching for that awhile back.
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My ASS had it's best-ever month of most times on the crapper...

That was a random comment...I'm just tired of that "best-ever" BS they say every damn month...they could at least put a new spin on the phrase.

On another note, I'd like to know how the Altima sales stack up against the Camry, because I have seen more of those than Camry's.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

So true! I feel the same way. Stinkin enuff already w/the BEST EVER crap.

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My ASS had it's best-ever month of most times on the crapper...

That was a random comment...I'm just tired of that "best-ever" BS they say every damn month...they could at least put a new spin on the phrase.

On another note, I'd like to know how the Altima sales stack up against the Camry, because I have seen more of those than Camry's.

You are speaking bitter words. But nonetheless, I am in full agreement.

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:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

So true! I feel the same way. Stinkin enuff already w/the BEST EVER crap.

You are speaking bitter words. But nonetheless, I am in full agreement.

Bitter sweet then? :P

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