Toyota aims to boost U.S. sales by 6 percent in 2013

TOKYO Tue Feb 5, 2013 1:52am EST

A woman walks among Toyota Motor Corp cars at the company's showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A woman walks among Toyota Motor Corp cars at the company's showroom in Tokyo February 5, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) aims to sell 2.2 million vehicles in the United States in 2013, compared with 2.08 million last year, it said on Tuesday.

The Japanese automaker raised its annual net profit forecast by more than 10 percent to 860 billion yen ($9.3 billion) on strong sales of the Camry sedan and other vehicles in its biggest market the United States, as well as the yen's drop.

(Reporting by Yoko Kubota; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)