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Toyota US new car sales up 3.8% at 210,000 in April with SUV sales setting new record

Toyota Motor Sales USA has released its April new car sales figures. Total sales for the month were 211,125 units. This represents 3.8% year-on-year growth and marks the first month of growth in 2 months.

Toyota’s best-selling passenger car the Camry sold 34,039 units. This is down 0.1% from the previous April and marks the 3rd month of decline. Corolla sales were up 0.4% at 32,111 units, marking the first growth in 2 months. The Prius was down 21.7% at 11,925 units, marking the 4th consecutive month of decline.

SUV, pickup and minivan sales hit a new record for April. The flagship RAV4 sold a record-setting 30,152 units. This is up 31.6% from the previous year and marks the 8th consecutive month of growth. The Highlander mid-sized SUV was up 9.3% at 15,037 units, marking the 5th month of growth. The Tundra full-sized pickup saw a 4% decrease in sales at 10,259 units, marking the 4th month of decline. The newly introduced Tacoma was up 15.6% at 18,106 units, marking the 7th month of growth.

For the Lexus brand, NX sales were up 11.5% at 3,815 units. The new RC coupe saw a 33.7% decline at 813 units, marking the 4th month of decline. Sales of the new RX were up 28.7% at 8,767 units, marking the 4th month of gains. IS sales were down 33.8% at 2,654 units, marking the 12th straight month of decline. GS sales were 1,001 units, which was 41.5% up from last April and marks the 3rd month of decline. The CT was down 50.7% with 577 sales, marking the 7th month of decline. The LX luxury SUV saw 63.7% year-on-year growth with 442 units sold.

Toyota’s 2015 US new car sales showed 5.3% year-on-year growth at 2,499,313 units. Sales for the period of January to April 2016 were up 0.2% at 780,204 units. Toyota Motor Sales USA president Bill Fay said, “The Toyota brand’s light trucks have broken sales records for 6 straight months.”

(Translated by Greg Scott)