May 2013 Sales Conference Notes

May 2013 Sales Conference Call
Monday, June 3, 2013


May 2013 Sales Conference Call Audio


Toyota Motor Sales Vice President of Corporate Communications Mike Michels:

Hello everyone and thank you for joining us to review Toyota’s May sales. 
 
Speaking today will be:  
Following the call, our communications team will be available to field any additional questions
you may have.
 
Now I’d like to turn it over to Bill for a look at May results.

Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay:

Thank you Mike and thanks everyone for joining us today.

May industry sales Pushed SAAR back above 15 million for the month  
We had an excellent Memorial Day Weekend  
Improving economy supports this modest growth  
Toyota, Lexus and Scion in May  

Accomplished despite trimming fleet sales nearly 30%

 
On a retail basis  
Toyota Division  
Big month for Camry    
Camry also featured on Consumer Reports’ list of Top 10 models  
For Prius  
Corolla also turned in a solid month  
The FR-S continues to drive Scion  
And finally on the car side, have a bona fide hit in Avalon  
Looking at light truck sales  
Tacoma and Tundra both posted double-digit gains  
Also a good month for our SUVs  
Finally, Toyota Certified Used Vehicles  
Looking Ahead  
Looking forward to 2014 Corolla launch activities underway
 
Add that up and you have the makings for a great summer.
 
Thanks again for joining us today and now I’d like to turn this over to Jeff for a look at Lexus. 


Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken:

Thank you Bill.
 
Lexus also had a very good May  
Luxury sedans  
ES sales of 5,890  
LS  
Luxury SUVs  
Finally on the Certified Pre-Owned front  
Looking ahead      
The other big news for us in May  
In the words of Consumer Reports:
“When it comes to making cars, Lexus pushes all of the right buttons”
 
 
When you combine that kind of review, with the sweep of the J.D. Power  customer satisfaction awards
Lexus picked up earlier, I think you can see why we’re excited about the months ahead.
 
Thank you very much or joining us today and now I’d like to open up the call for questions.

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