Toyota Division reported December sales of 159,295 units, up 24.7 percent over December 2008. Toyota Division passenger cars recorded December sales of 98,122 units, up 34.6 percent over the year-ago month, with year-end sales of 996,431 units, down 17.4 percent from last year. For the year, passenger car sales were led by Camry and Camry Hybrid, which posted combined annual sales of 356,824 units. Corolla recorded 2009 sales of 296,874 units. The Prius mid-size gas-electric hybrid posted year-end sales of 139,682 units. Venza reported sales of 54,410 units for the year.
Lexus reported December sales of 28,565 units, up 13.5 percent over the year-ago month. Lexus passenger cars reported December sales of 15,862 units, up 27.6 percent over December 2008, with year-end sales of 112,745 units, down 25.6 percent from 2008. For the year, Lexus passenger car sales were led by the ES entry luxury sedan with year-end sales of 48,485 units. The IS entry luxury sport sedan recorded combined annual sales of 38,077 units. The HS entry luxury hybrid sedan recorded sales of 6,699 units for the year.
In December, TMS posted sales of 17,964 hybrid vehicles, up 36.7 percent over December 2008. TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 195,545 units. Toyota Division posted December sales of 14,317 hybrids and year-end sales of 173,655 units. Lexus Division posted sales of 3,647 hybrids for the month and 21,890 units for the year.
*Unless otherwise noted, all percent change figures are reported on a daily selling rate basis.
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