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Toyota Motor Sales Reports 5.2 Percent February Increase

  • TMS light trucks set new February record
  • RAV4 charges ahead, marks best-ever February
  • Lexus LX, RX, and NX see double-digit gains

TORRANCE, Calif. (March 1, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported February 2016 sales of 189,852 vehicles, an increase of 5.2 percent from February 2015 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in February 2016 and 2015, sales were also up 5.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
 
Toyota division February 2016 sales were up 5.8 percent on both a DSR and volume basis with sales of 166,618 units.
 
“Light trucks continue to drive strong demand in 2016,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager for the Toyota division. “The Toyota division had back-to-back, best-ever light truck monthly records, supported by another best-ever month in February for RAV4.”
 
Lexus reported February 2016 sales of 23,234 units, an increase of 1.0 percent on a volume basis.
 
“As leaders in luxury crossover vehicles, it’s no surprise to us that our SUV lineup continues to propel our sales performance,” said Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager for the Lexus division. “It wasn’t just a good month for SUVs, however—IS, CT and RC have exceeded our sales expectations for the month of February, validating the appeal of these models to the next generation of luxury consumer.”
 
February 2016 Highlights:

  • Combined TMS light truck sales of 96,086 units, up 11.2 percent
  • RAV4 posts best-ever February with sales of 25,523 units; up more than 16 percent
  • Highlander reports best-ever February sales with sales of 12,466 units
  • 4Runner and Sienna up 32 and 5.5 percent respectively
  • Tacoma up 14.5 percent with sales of 14,172 units
  • NX up 39.1 percent
  • RX up 10.8 percent with sales of 7,192 units
  • LX up more than 81 percent

*Note:  Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted sales volume
 

 

2016

TOYOTA U.S. SALES SUMMARY
February, 2016

-- CURRENT MONTH --
  DSR %  VOL %
2015  CHG  CHG

-- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
DSR %
2016  2015  CHG

VOL % CHG

TOTAL TOYOTA

187,954

180,467

4.1

4.1

349,237

349,661

4.0

-0.1

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.

164,864

157,472

4.7

4.7

305,214

303,535

4.7

0.6

TOTAL LEXUS

23,090

22,995

0.4

0.4

44,023

46,126

-0.6

-4.6

YARIS

908

1,364

-33.4

-33.4

1,456

2,806

-45.9

-48.1

COROLLA

29,342

27,839

5.4

5.4

51,704

55,196

-2.4

-6.3

MIRAI

30

0

N/A

N/A

56

0

N/A

N/A

PRIUS

10,550

12,018

-12.2

-12.2

19,861

24,262

-14.7

-18.1

CAMRY

32,405

32,942

-1.6

-1.6

59,253

59,705

3.4

-0.8

AVALON

3,961

4,102

-3.4

-3.4

7,558

8,883

-11.4

-14.9

SCION FR-S

554

806

-31.3

-31.3

1,061

1,552

-28.8

-31.6

SCION iA

2,305

0

N/A

N/A

4,145

0

N/A

N/A

SCION iM

1,317

0

N/A

N/A

2,567

0

N/A

N/A

SCION iQ

1

90

-98.9

-98.9

3

167

-98.1

-98.2

SCION xD

1

122

-99.2

-99.2

4

342

-98.8

-98.8

SCION xB

787

1,469

-46.4

-46.4

1,569

2,897

-43.6

-45.8

SCION tC

917

1,377

-33.4

-33.4

1,632

2,596

-34.5

-37.1

TOTAL SCION

5,882

3,864

52.2

52.2

10,981

7,554

51.4

45.4

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. CAR

83,078

82,129

1.2

1.2

150,869

158,406

-0.8

-4.8

CT

762

978

-22.1

-22.1

1,384

1,983

-27.3

-30.2

IS

2,961

3,383

-12.5

-12.5

5,139

6,758

-20.8

--24.0

RC

920

984

-6.5

-6.5

1,675

1,831

-4.7

-8.5

ES

3,826

4,192

-8.7

-8.7

7,226

8,272

--9.0

-12.6

GS

1,167

1,851

--37.0

--37.0

2,465

3,530

-27.3

-30.2

LS

374

506

-26.1

-26.1

771

1,172

-31.5

-34.2

LFA

2

1

100.0

100.0

3

3

4.2

0.0

TOTAL LEXUS CAR

10,012

11,895

-15.8

-15.8

18,663

23,549

-17.4

-20.7

TOTAL TOYOTA CAR

93,090

94,024

--1.0

--1.0

169,532

181,955

-2.9

-6.8

RAV4

25,523

21,943

16.3

16.3

47,077

41,767

17.4

12.7

FJ CRUISER

0

25

--100.0

--100.0

1

183

-99.4

-99.5

VENZA

124

2,272

-94.5

-94.5

308

4,377

-92.7

--93.0

HIGHLANDER

12,466

11,263

10.7

10.7

23,724

22,323

10.7

6.3

4RUNNER

8,476

6,420

32.0

32.0

15,972

13,365

24.5

19.5

SIENNA

11,541

10,935

5.5

5.5

22,533

19,868

18.1

13.4

SEQUOIA

954

856

11.4

11.4

1,806

1,760

6.9

2.6

LAND CRUISER

229

205

11.7

11.7

502

456

14.7

10.1

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. SUV

47,772

42,984

11.1

11.1

89,390

84,231

10.5

6.1

TACOMA

14,172

12,372

14.5

14.5

26,889

23,781

17.8

13.1

TUNDRA

8,301

9,052

-8.3

-8.3

15,533

17,249

-6.2

-9.9

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PICKUP

22,473

21,424

4.9

4.9

42,422

41,030

7.7

3.4

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. TRUCK

81,786

75,343

8.6

8.6

154,345

145,129

10.8

6.4

NX

3,709

2,666

39.1

39.1

6,842

5,478

30.1

24.9

RX

7,192

6,490

10.8

10.8

14,148

13,059

12.9

8.3

GX

1,650

1,653

-0.2

-0.2

3,258

3,456

-1.8

-5.7

LX

527

291

81.1

81.1

1,112

584

98.3

90.4

TOTAL LEXUS TRUCK

13,078

11,100

17.8

17.8

25,360

22,577

17.0

12.3

TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK

94,864

86,443

9.7

9.7

179,705

167,706

11.6

7.2

 

 

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Yeah I usually give it a glance but I don't care as much about the euros and asian makes and their specific models like I do the US brands. I check the overall sales in the one big thread for most everything else. 

 

I do like to check on the Tacoma though. I wish I could justify buying one but there is really no good reason for me to own one.. 

 

Edit: The only reason I clicked this time was I saw Casa posted in a Toyota thread and I wanted to see what he had to say about them lol. I love his hatred for everything non-US. 

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      The Toyota Camry TRD and Lexus ES 350 F-Sport may not seem like credible sport sedans at first glance. They may seem like tarted-up sedans in terms of looks, but nothing else. However, after spending a week in each one, I can say both are the real deal.
      Camry TRD
      This Camry is in your face about its sporting potential. It comes with a front splitter, side skirts, a distinct rear spoiler, and 19-inch TRD wheels with a matte black finish. I found it to be a bit much and wished Toyota offered a package that got you the goodies for the suspension and exhaust system while keeping the looks of a standard Camry. A sleeper of sorts. TRD models come with small touches inside such as red seatbelts, red stitching on the seats and dash; leather-wrapped steering wheel, and TRD floor mats. Otherwise, it is your standard Camry interior. Power comes from a 3.5L V6 with 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. Yes, that's the same output as the Camry XLE V6 I drove earlier. But what TRD has done is added a new exhaust system that provides a nice growl. I'll admit I was surprised when I blipped the throttle at a stoplight and heard what came out. This is an engine you have to work slightly to get into its sweet spot of power - around the mid-range on the rpm band. But once you do, the engine delivers a smooth punch of power. I do wish the six-speed automatic wouldn't try to go into the highest gear ASAP to maximize fuel economy. Where TRD worked their magic is with the suspension. The car is lower than a standard Camry, along with being stiffer thanks to thicker underbody braces, stabilizer bars, and shocks. On a winding road, the Camry TRD feels much more athletic than the standard Camry with minimal body and a set of summer tires providing excellent grip. The only downside is the steering which needs a bit more weight. Ride quality is a bit more firm than a standard Camry, but the suspension does a decent job of minimizing the bumps and impacts. To top it all off, Toyota has priced the Camry TRD at a surprising point. With the two-tone paint on my tester, it comes at $32,920 - making this the cheapest way to get a V6 in a Camry. The added bonus is that the TRD is also the most fun you can have in Camry.
      ES 350 F-Sport
      Lexus takes a more sedate approach with the ES F-Sport with a mesh grille insert, new wheels, and a small lip spoiler. I think if they went overboard with the sporty touches, it would ruin the elegance of the standard ES design. I will say the grey on my tester makes the F-Sport kind of look somewhat bland. Going with either the blue or red helps it stand out. Under the hood is the same 3.5L V6 found in other ES 350s, producing 301 hp and 267 lb-ft. The behavior is similar to what I found in the Camry, needing to work it before a smooth rush of power comes on. The transmission doesn't have the same programming as the Camry's with trying to maximize fuel economy. It is ready to downshift at a moment's notice. I've praised the standard ES for making a real leap forward in handling as there is less body motion on windy roads when compared to the previous model. The F-Sport takes that a step further with a revised suspension and optional adaptive dampers - which my car had. Slip the drive mode into Sport+ and ES transforms into something that you can pilot with confidence on a twisty stretch of road. The dampers firm up to make body roll non-existent, and the steering feels more weighty when turning. When you decide to stop having fun and turn the drive knob to either normal or comfort, the F-Sport transforms a standard ES with a smooth and quiet ride. The price? Base is $44,635 and this fully-loaded tester comes in at $53,950 with destination. A bit hard to swallow when you consider that the Avalon TRD offers similar performance for slightly less money. But not everyone wants a sedan that screams "look at me", and thats where the ES 350 F-Sport shines. It may be sporty, but it keeps quiet about its intentions. Disclaimer: Toyota and Lexus Provided the vehicles, Insurance, and One Tank of Gas
      Year: 2020
      Make: Toyota
      Model: Camry
      Trim: TRD
      Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve VVT-iW V6
      Driveline: Eight-Speed Automatic, Front-Wheel Drive
      Horsepower @ RPM: 301 @ 6,600
      Torque @ RPM: 267 @ 4,700
      Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined - 22/31/25
      Curb Weight: 3,572 lbs
      Location of Manufacture: Georgetown, KY
      Base Price: $31,040
      As Tested Price: $32,920 (Includes $995.00 Destination Charge)
      Options:
      Two-Tone Midnight Black Metallic Roof and Rear Spoiler - $500.00
      Special Color - $425.00
       
      Year: 2020
      Make: Lexus
      Model: ES 350
      Trim: F-Sport
      Engine: 3.5 DOHC 24-Valve VVT-iW V6
      Driveline: Eight-Speed Automatic, Front-Wheel Drive
      Horsepower @ RPM: 302 @ 6,600
      Torque @ RPM: 267 @ 4,700
      Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined - 22/31/25
      Curb Weight: 3,649 lbs
      Location of Manufacture: Georgetown, KY
      Base Price: $44,635
      As Tested Price: $53,950 (Includes $1,025.00 Destination Charge)
      Options:
      Navigation/Mark Levinson Audio Package - $2,900.00
      Triple Beam LED Headlights - $1,515.00
      Blind Spot Monitor w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intuitive Parking Assist w/Auto Braking - $1,065.00
      Adaptive Variable Suspension - $750.00
      Hands-Free Power Open/Close Trunk - $550.00
      10.2-inch Head-Up Display - $500.00
      Illuminated Door Sill - $400.00
      Power Rear Sunshade - $210.00
      F Sport Heated Leather Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast Response Interior Heater - $180.00
      Door Edge Guard - $145.00
      Wireless Charger - $75.00
    • By William Maley
      Despite being one of the best sellers in the luxury crossover class, the Lexus RX lacked something many competitors offered; a third-row option. Lexus rectified this a couple of years ago by stretching the RX's body and adding a third-row to create the RX L. I spent some time in the RX 350L Luxury back in the fall to find out if Lexus has another winner or if this a half-baked attempt.
      You can tell the difference between the standard RX to the longer L by looking for a floating roofline treatment. This is due to Lexus blacking part of the c-pillar to help disguise the added bulk. It doesn't fully work as looks somewhat half-baked. At least Lexus was more successful upfront where non F-Sport models get a new mesh insert to replace the horizontal slats, along with a revised bumper. When equipped with the Luxury Package, the RX is a plush and pleasant place to spend time. The leather upholstery feels nice to the touch and the use of contrasting colors (cream and brown in my tester) help make it feel special. Lexus has finally added a touchscreen for the RX's infotainment and it makes a huge difference. Gone are the litany of issues I have noted in previous models such as, Being precise with your finger movements when selecting an item Becoming very distracting to use when on the move Not the most intuitive controller Now using Lexus Enform or Apple CarPlay/Android Auto is not an exercise in frustration, but one of ease. My only complaint is that I wished Lexus moved the screen slightly more forwards. It is quite a reach to use the touchscreen. Those sitting in the second row will not have much to complain about as head and legroom are plentiful for most passengers. The same cannot be said for the third-row. Getting back here is difficult as there is not enough a gap when the second-row seat is moved forward. Once back here, space is non-existent with your head touching the headliner and legroom from nothing to something bearable depending on where the second-row is set. The one upside to the longer RX is cargo space. With the third-row seat folded, you get about seven extra cubic feet of space compared to standard RX. Power comes from a 3.5L V6 used in several Lexus and Toyota vehicles.  For the RX 350L, it produces 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. My tester came with all-wheel drive, but front-wheel drive is standard. Performance is adequate as you'll be able to keep up with traffic or make a pass with no issue. Those wanting a bit more performance should look at something like the upcoming Acura MDX or Volvo XC90. Comfort is still a key hallmark to the RX. Bumps and potholes become mere ripples when driven over. There is also a noticeable lack of road and wind coming inside. The RX 350L feels like a stop-gap solution until Lexus finishes up their upcoming three-row crossover due out within the next couple of years. The third-row isn't all useful for carrying passengers and is best to fold down to expand cargo space. If you need a third-row, there are much better options such as the Volvo XC90. But if you really want an RX, stick with the standard two-row version and pocket the cash you saved for something nice. Disclaimer: Lexus Provided the RX 350L, Insurance, and One Tank of Gas
      Year: 2020
      Make: Lexus
      Model: RX
      Trim: 350L Luxury
      Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve with VVT-iW V6
      Driveline: Eight-Speed Automatic, All-Wheel Drive
      Horsepower @ RPM: 290 @ 6,300
      Torque @ RPM: 263 @ 4,700
      Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined - 18/25/21
      Curb Weight: 4,597 lbs
      Location of Manufacture: Miyawaka, Fukuoka, Japan
      Base Price: $54,700
      As Tested Price: $63,540 (Includes $1,025.00 Destination Charge)
      Options:
      12.3" Navigation System/Mark Levinson 15-Speaker Premium Audio System - $3,365.00
      Blind Spot Monitor with Intuitive Parking Assist, Panoramic View Monitor, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Braking - $1,865.00
      Running Boards - $640.00
      Color Head-Up Display - $600.00
      Second-Row Captain's Chairs - $405.00
      All-Weather Floor Liners with Cargo Mat - $330.00
      Cold Weather Package - $315.00
      Mudguards - $155.00
      Door Edge Guards - $140.00

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