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May 2006 Sales: Toyota Motor Corp.

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June 1, 2006 – Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported overall best-ever monthly sales of 235,708 vehicles, an increase of 12.3 percent over May 2005. It marks the third consecutive month and seventh time Toyota has recorded at least 200,000 sales in a single month. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 1,000,524 units, up 8.8 percent over the same period last year.

"The pinch at the pump has made small cars part of the big picture, right along with hybrids," said TMS Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Jim Lentz, whose promotion to executive vice president of TMS is subject to the approval of Toyota Motor Corporation on June 23. "The market is healthy, though shifting."

The Toyota Division reported all-time best-ever monthly sales of 205,709, up 12.8 percent. The Lexus Division recorded best-ever May sales with 29,999 units sold, an increase of 8.9 percent.

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Toyota Division passenger cars posted all-time best-ever monthly sales of 144,875 units, up 19.6 percent over the same period last year. Making its U.S. debut in mid March, the Yaris subcompact posted robust sales of 8,065 units. The Corolla enjoyed all-time best-ever sales of 41,550 units in May, up 28 percent. The completely redesigned 2007 Camry, which went on sale in March, recorded May sales of 43,112 units, an increase of 3.6 percent. Arriving in showrooms in late April, the all-new Camry Hybrid had early sales of 3,032 units. Demand for the Prius gas-electric hybrid continues to outweigh supply, with sales totaling 8,103 units for the month.

Toyota Division light truck sales reported a best-ever May totaling 79,127 units, an increase of 6.4 percent. Sales of RAV4 reached all-time best-ever sales of 14,013 units, up 97 percent over the same period last year. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which debuted in late March, posted strong sales of 6,670 units. Highlander Hybrid enjoyed May sales of 3,755 units.

Scion reported all-time best-ever sales with 18,103 units sold. The tC sports coupe reported best-ever May sales of 7,413 units, up 10.6 over last year. The popular xB subcompact recorded its all-time best-ever month with 6,763 units sold, an increase of 41.4. The xA subcompact also posted all-time best-ever monthly sales of 3,927 units, up 71.3 percent over the same period last year.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars posted all-time best-ever sales with 18,293 units, an increase of 38.9 percent. The all-new ES 350 luxury sedan, which went on sale in late April, led the way with an all-time best-ever sales month of 9,554 units, and increase of 52.2 percent. The IS luxury sport sedans reported best-ever May sales of 4,605 units, a 928.1 percent increase over last May. The IS 250 reported sales of 3,400, with the IS 350 recording 1,205 units. The RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV continued its steady sales performance with a total of 2,006 units in May.

Sales of North American-built vehicles accounted for 52.4 percent of total May sales. There were 25 selling days this sales month compared to 24 last May.

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The RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV continued its steady sales performance with a total of 2,006 units in May.

Arriving in showrooms in late April, the all-new Camry Hybrid had early sales of 3,032 units.

Demand for the Prius gas-electric hybrid continues to outweigh supply, with sales totaling 8,103 units for the month.

294 total GS450hs

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The hybrid is hardly dead, probably at Honda but not Toyota anyways.

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The hybrid is hardly dead, probably at Honda but not Toyota anyways.

I've seen one Prius (a first gen) for sale used, I've seen several new or nearly new Honda hybrids (Accords and Civics) sitting on lots. It just seems weird.

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All I have to say is "Oh what a feeling"

When there will be a Toyota in every driveway, I wonder what will happen next. Can people get tired of seeing Toyota? It can only go down from that point on (ok, maybe in 25 years)

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The RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV continued its steady sales performance with a total of 2,006 units in May.

Arriving in showrooms in late April, the all-new Camry Hybrid had early sales of 3,032 units.

Demand for the Prius gas-electric hybrid continues to outweigh supply, with sales totaling 8,103 units for the month.

294 total GS450hs

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The hybrid is hardly dead, probably at Honda but not Toyota anyways.

+ ~3000 Escape/Mariner

+ ~2900 Civic

+ ~500 Accord

+ ~100 Insight

~20,000 Hybrids/Month

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crap! look at those Yaris and Corolla sales!

wow. Scion sales up.

RAV4, up huge. FJ Cruiser up!

note the Avalon and GS sales down.

I will only say this. GM, this is what happens when you INVEST in new product and powertrains and platforms and keep them up to date.

things like RAV4, 200 some plus horsepower DOHC v6. Decent interior. Third seat in trunk.

Equinox, Chinese pushrod motor, horrific interior. Barely a trunk due to huge wheelwell enclosures. Bad power window swtich locations. No known timetable to correct any of that.

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