Toyota has Best Month in More Than Five Years With Sales Increase of Nearly 23 Percent

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TMS leads industry in retail sales; Camry posts sales of nearly 45,000 units

August 2013 Sales Chart

August 2013 Sales Conference Call (audio clip)

TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2013)– Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported August 2013 sales results of 231,537 units, an increase of 18.4 percent over August 2012 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.  On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 28 selling days in August 2013, versus 27 selling days in August 2012, TMS sales increased 22.8 percent compared to the year-ago month.

Toyota Division posted August 2013 sales of 201,745 units, up 18.4 percent year-over-year on a DSR basis.   Volume wise, Toyota division sales increased 22.8 percent compared to August 2012.

“The auto industry continues to be a bright spot in the economic recovery,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager.  “August capped a great summer for new vehicle sales, and it was Toyota’s best month in more than five years.”

Lexus reported August 2013 sales of 29,792 units, a year-over-year increase of 18.5 percent on a DSR basis and 22.9 percent on a raw volume basis.

“August has traditionally been a big sales month for us and our Lexus dealers made it happen again, reaching a new high for the year,” said Steve Hearne, Lexus vice president sales and dealer development.  “Sales of the new IS sport sedan more than doubled and continues to bring new buyers into Lexus showrooms.”

Other Highlights:

  • Toyota division No. 1 retail brand for sixth consecutive month
  • Camry best-selling car in America with sales of nearly 45,000 units
  • Prius family up 30 percent with best-ever August
  • TMS hybrid sales increase 34 percent with more than 60 percent market share
  • All-new Avalon posts triple-digit gains for sixth consecutive month in a row
  • All-new RAV4 sales up 50 percent
  • Sienna up 23 percent
  • Tacoma leads pickup sales with 25 percent increase
  • All-new Lexus IS up 87 percent
  • Lexus ES luxury passenger car leader with sales of more than 7,600 units
  • Lexus GS up 22 percent
  • Lexus RX leads luxury utility vehicle segment with sales of more than 11,400 units

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

About Toyota
Toyota, the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ nearly 40,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.3 million cars and trucks in 2012 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment.  As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good.  (NYSE:TM)  For more information about Toyota, visit

Toyota Media Relations
Carly Schaffner (310) 468-6976
Amanda Rice (310) 468-1745

Lexus Public Relations
Celeste Migliore (310) 468-4491

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