Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April sales of 210,457 vehicles, an increase of 3.7 percent over April 2006.
"Despite rising gas prices, Tundra posted best-ever April sales as the market's appetite for light trucks picked up this month," said Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president.
The Toyota Division posted April sales of 184,462, up 2.3 percent. The Lexus Division reported April sales of 25,995 units, an increase of 14.1 percent.
Toyota Division passenger cars recorded April sales of 104,239, a decrease of 1.5 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by Camry, which posted April sales of 37,911, up 2.2 percent over the same period last year. Camry Hybrid reported sales of 4,410 units in April. The Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted best-ever April sales of 13,056, an increase of 71.8 percent. The Yaris subcompact posted best-ever April sales totaling 7,232, an increase of 22.6 percent. Corolla reported April sales of 32,289 units.
Toyota Division light truck sales were up 7.8 percent, with an April total of 80,223 units. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), which reported April sales of 14,495, up 13.3 percent over the same period last year. The all-new Tundra full-size pickup reported best-ever April sales of 14,200, an increase of 74.1 percent over the year-ago month. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined April sales of 10,122, up 2.4 percent over the same period last year. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 2,394 units for the month. FJ Cruiser reported April sales of 4,587 units.
Scion posted April sales of 7,960 units. The tC sports coupe led the way with April sales of 5,333 units. Scion xA posted sales of 1,454 units for the month.
Lexus passenger cars reported best-ever April sales of 16,317 units, an increase of 32.9 percent over April 2006. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever April sales of 6,544 units, up 54 percent. The all-new LS 460 and LS 460 L reported combined sales of 3,182, an increase of 221.9 percent.
Lexus Division light trucks reported April sales totaling 9,678 units. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined April sales of 7,861 units. The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 1,384 units for the month.
TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 83,053 units, an increase of 66 percent over the same period last year. In April, TMS posted sales of 21,418 hybrid vehicles, up 61 percent over last April. Toyota Division posted sales of 19,860 hybrids, up 79 percent over the same period last year. Lexus Division posted sales of 1,558 hybrids.
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