Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Toyota US sales down 5.6% year-on-year at 190,000 units in June with SUV sales favorable

At the end of July, Toyota USA released its new car sales figures for the month of June. Total sales were 198,257 units. This is down 5.6% from the previous year and marks the 2nd month of decline.

The Camry, the bestselling Toyota passenger car, sold 32,561 units. This is down 13% from the previous year and marks the 5th straight month of decline. Corolla sales were up 1% at 30,950 units. This is the first growth in 2 months. The Prius was down 26.7% at 11,027 units, marking the 6th consecutive month of decline.

For Toyota light trucks, which includes SUVs, pickups and minivans, the flagship RAV4 sold 27,365 units. This represents 10.2% year-on-year growth and marks the 10th consecutive month of growth. Sales for the Highlander mid-sized SUV were down 2.9% at 13,436 units, which is the 2nd month of decline. The Tundra full-sized pickup saw a 5% drop with 9,433 units, marking the 6th month of decline. The newly introduced Tacoma was down 0.9% at 15,809 units, marking the 2nd month of decline.

For the Lexus brand, sales of the new NX SUV showed continued growth, up 16.2% at 4,069 units. The new RC coupe saw a 30.3% drop in sales at 787 units, marking the 6th month of decline. The newly introduced RX saw 11.2% growth at 8,045 units, marking the 6th month of growth. IS sales were down 28.1% at 2,748 units, marking the 14th month of decline. The GS sold 1,351, which marks 17.8% year-on-year decline and the 5th month of decline. CT sales were down 29.8% at 785 units, marking the 9th month of decline. LX luxury SUV sales grew 37.2% at 306 units, marking the first growth in two months.

Toyota’s US new car sales in 2015 were up 5.3% at 2,499,313 units. Sales for the first half of 2016 (January to June) were down 2.7% at 1,197,800 units. Toyota division group vice president Bill Fay said, “The auto industry had its best first half since 2000. Toyota remains the No. 1 retail brand for the first half, and anticipates record sales for the year for our light trucks as availability continues to strengthen.”

(Translated by Greg Scott)