Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Toyota sales in the US up 3.4% to 190,000 units for November led by their popular RAV4

On December 1, Toyota Motor Sales, USA announced its sales results of new cars for the month of November. Total sales amounted to 189,517 units, which was a 3.4% increase from a year ago and a surplus for the third consecutive month.

Amongst the Toyota brand of passenger cars, the updated 2015 version of the top-selling Camry sold 30,945 units. This was a 7.3% improvement year on year and a surplus for the third month in a row. The Corolla, which introduced a new model in 2013, fell 5.5% to 24,194 units for its first deficit in three months. The Prius also dropped 9.9% to 12,575 units resulting in its first deficit since July.

For Toyota’s light-truck series (SUVs, pickup trucks, and minivans), their leading RAV4 set a new record for the month of November with 27,368 units, resulting in a 29.7% increase and a surplus for the third consecutive month. Sales of their mid-size Highlander SUV fell 5.5% to 12,741 units for its first deficit in nine months. The heavy-duty Tundra pickup dropped 10.3% to 8,590 units falling below its results from the previous year for the fourth straight month. The newly released Tacoma achieved a 3.4% increase to 13,465 units for its second surplus in a row.

For the Lexus brand, the all-new NX recorded 3,284 units, while the new RC coupe increased by 45.7% year on year to 1,282 units. The RX sold 10,771 units, which was a 12.3% rise and the first surplus in two months. The IS dropped by 33.6% to 3,063 units for its seventh straight deficit. The GS recorded 2,174 units, up 18.4% year on year and its first surplus in two months. The CT fell 25.6% to 984 units for its second consecutive deficit. Their top-of-the-line SUV, the LX performed well recording a 20.5% improvement to 512 units.

Toyota’s sales for the US in 2014 amounted to 2,373,771 units, up 6.2% year on year. For January to November of 2015, sales have climbed 5.1% to 2,260,963 units. “The Toyota brand achieved a double-digit increase in November thanks to the success of our light-truck series especially the RAV4,” said Bill Fay of Toyota Motor Sales, USA.