Toyota Motor Sales #1 Retail Manufacturer In March 2013<7203.T>

Tue Apr 2, 2013 1:54pm EDT

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All-new Avalon sales doubled; Lexus luxury utility vehicles increased nearly 18
percent
TORRANCE, Calif.,  April 2, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), 
U.S.A., Inc., today reported  March 2013  sales results of 205,342 units, an
increase of 4.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Unadjusted for 27
selling days in  March 2013  versus 28 in  March 2012, TMS sales were up 1.0
percent over the year-ago month.   

For the first quarter, TMS reported sales of 529,444 vehicles, an increase of
10.1 percent over the same period in 2012 on a DSR basis.  With 76 selling days
in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 77 selling days in the first quarter of
2012, sales were up 8.7 percent on an unadjusted raw volume basis.  

"The auto industry continued its string of impressive monthly results, and at
Toyota we had our best month since Cash for Clunkers in August of 2009," said 
Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations, Toyota Motor Sales, 
U.S.A., Inc.  "A strong first-quarter close and increased consumer confidence
continue to position the auto industry as a leader in the economic recovery."

Toyota Division posted March total sales of 182,152 units, up 3.1 percent
year-over-year on a DSR basis.  Volume-wise, Toyota Division sales decreased 0.5
percent over March 2012.   

Lexus reported March total sales of 23,190 units, up 19.4 percent on a DSR basis
and up 15.1 percent by raw volume compared to the same period last year.   

"With our strong new products, Lexus' March sales were up 19 percent, and
year-to-date we are now 17 percent ahead of last year's sales pace," said  Jeff
Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. "For me, it's great to
be back at Lexus, and I look forward to partnering with our dealers and
associates to continue Lexus' innovation and success."

Other Highlights:

* Toyota, Lexus and Scion combined were the #1 retail manufacturer  
* Toyota was the #1 retail nameplate  
* Avalon sales of 6,982 units, up 109.9 percent  
* Corolla sales of 31,423 units, up 11.1 percent  
* Toyota Division truck sales of 75,119 units, up 7.3 percent  
* RAV4 was the best-selling truck with sales of nearly 16,500 units  
* Tacoma and Tundra up 21.2 and 7.9 percent, respectively  
* Sienna sales of 12,062 units, up 17.8 percent  
* 4Runner sales of 4,609 units, up 13.4 percent  
* Lexus passenger car sales up 13.1 percent  
* Lexus LS sales up 71.0 percent, with 980 units sold  
* Lexus ES sales of 6,798 units, up 116.4 percent  
* Lexus RX sales of 9,072 units, up 28.6 percent  
* Total Lexus Hybrid sales of 3,617 units, up 7.4 percent on a DSR basis

*Note:  Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted raw sales volume
(compared to the year-ago month).

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in  the United States  in 1957 and
currently operates 10 manufacturing plants.  There are more than 1,500 Toyota,
Lexus and Scion dealerships in  the United States, which sold more than 2
million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 in  the United
States  and its investment here is currently valued at more than  $19.5 billion,
including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development,
financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials,
goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals over  $27.5 billion. For more
information about Toyota, visit  www.toyota.com,  www.toyotanewsroom.com  or 
www.toyotainaction.com.

 TOYOTA  U.S. SALES SUMMARY                                                                                                   
 March, 2013                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                      
                            -- CURRENT MONTH --                            -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --                    
                                                         DSR %    VOL %                          DSR %       VOL %    
                            2013              2012       CHG      CHG    2013        2012        CHG         CHG      
 TOTAL TOYOTA               205,342           203,282    4.8      1.0    529,444     487,284     10.1        8.7      
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.          182,152           183,142    3.1      -0.5   472,704     438,188     9.3         7.9      
 TOTAL LEXUS                23,190            20,140     19.4     15.1   56,740      49,096      17.1        15.6     
                                                                                                                      
 YARIS                      2,393             3,547      -30.0    -32.5  7,335       10,169      -26.9       -27.9    
 COROLLA                    31,423            28,289     15.2     11.1   80,244      68,428      18.8        17.3     
 PRIUS                      22,140            28,711     -20.0    -22.9  55,724      60,859      -7.2        -8.4     
 CAMRY                      37,663            42,567     -8.2     -11.5  100,830     105,405     -3.1        -4.3     
 AVALON                     6,982             3,327      117.6    109.9  17,525      10,043      76.8        74.5     
 SCION FR-S                 1,828             0          N/A      N/A    4,640       0           N/A         N/A      
 SCION iQ                   383               1,285      -69.1    -70.2  1,009       2,523       -59.5       -60.0    
 SCION xD                   812               1,080      -22.0    -24.8  2,032       2,550       -19.3       -20.3    
 SCION xB                   1,778             2,054      -10.2    -13.4  4,557       4,865       -5.1        -6.3     
 SCION tC                   1,631             2,275      -25.7    -28.3  4,139       5,233       -19.9       -20.9    
 TOTAL SCION                6,432             6,694      -0.4     -3.9   16,377      15,171      9.4         7.9      
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. CAR      107,033           113,135    -1.9     -5.4   278,035     270,075     4.3         2.9      
                                                                                                                      
 CT                         1,062             2,223      -50.5    -52.2  3,245       4,890       -32.8       -33.6    
 HS                         1                 261        -99.6    -99.6  2           563         -99.6       -99.6    
 IS                         2,255             2,717      -13.9    -17.0  5,173       6,622       -20.9       -21.9    
 ES                         6,798             3,141      124.4    116.4  16,801      8,548       99.1        96.5     
 GS                         1,882             2,558      -23.7    -26.4  4,089       5,048       -17.9       -19.0    
 LS                         980               573        77.4     71.0   2,860       1,663       74.2        72.0     
 SC                         0                 0          N/A      N/A    0           2           -100.0      -100.0   
 LFA                        4                 4          3.7      0.0    9           14          -34.9       -35.7    
 TOTAL LEXUS CAR            12,982            11,477     17.3     13.1   32,179      27,350      19.2        17.7     
 TOTAL TOYOTA CAR           120,015           124,612    -0.1     -3.7   310,214     297,425     5.7         4.3      
                                                                                                                      
 RAV4                       16,474            17,367     -1.6     -5.1   41,413      39,865      5.2         3.9      
 FJ CRUISER                 764               1,324      -40.2    -42.3  3,351       3,079       10.3        8.8      
 VENZA                      3,965             3,503      17.4     13.2   11,081      8,634       30.0        28.3     
 HIGHLANDER                 11,387            11,044     6.9      3.1    29,528      26,056      14.8        13.3     
 4RUNNER                    4,609             4,065      17.6     13.4   13,073      10,054      31.7        30.0     
 SIENNA                     12,062            10,240     22.2     17.8   29,052      24,200      21.6        20.0     
 SEQUOIA                    1,140             1,123      5.3      1.5    3,384       3,231       6.1         4.7      
 LAND CRUISER               247               200        28.1     23.5   740         441         70.0        67.8     
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. SUV      38,586            38,626     3.6      -0.1   102,570     91,360      13.7        12.3     
                                                                                                                      
 TACOMA                     15,201            12,547     25.6     21.2   39,467      32,119      24.5        22.9     
 TUNDRA                     9,270             8,594      11.9     7.9    23,580      20,434      16.9        15.4     
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PICKUP   24,471            21,141     20.0     15.8   63,047      52,553      21.5        20.0     
 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. TRUCK    75,119            70,007     11.3     7.3    194,669     168,113     17.3        15.8     
                                                                                                                      
 RX                         9,072             7,057      33.3     28.6   21,404      17,887      21.2        19.7     
 GX                         770               940        -15.1    -18.1  2,131       2,521       -14.4       -15.5    
 LX                         366               666        -43.0    -45.0  1,026       1,338       -22.3       -23.3    
 TOTAL LEXUS TRUCK          10,208            8,663      22.2     17.8   24,561      21,746      14.4        12.9     
 TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK         85,327            78,670     12.5     8.5    219,230     189,859     17.0        15.5     
                                                                                                                      
 SELLING DAYS               27                28                         76          77                               
 DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE                                                                                               
 TOYOTA  U.S. SALES SUMMARY                                                                                                   
 March, 2013                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                      
                            -- CURRENT MONTH --                            -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --                    
                                                         DSR %    VOL %                          DSR %       VOL %    
                            2013              2012       CHG      CHG    2013        2012        CHG         CHG      
 * NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES                                                                                       
                                                                                                                      
 COROLLA                    31,380            25,597     27.1     22.6   80,088      60,305      34.6        32.8     
 CAMRY                      37,648            42,543     -8.2     -11.5  100,787     105,346     -3.1        -4.3     
 AVALON                     6,982             3,327      117.6    109.9  17,525      10,043      76.8        74.5     
 RAV4                       10,480            14,744     -26.3    -28.9  26,890      34,292      -20.6       -21.6    
 VENZA                      3,965             3,503      17.4     13.2   11,081      8,634       30.0        28.3     
 HIGHLANDER                 10,865            10,401     8.3      4.5    28,056      24,492      16.1        14.6     
 SIENNA                     12,062            10,240     22.2     17.8   29,052      24,200      21.6        20.0     
 SEQUOIA                    1,140             1,123      5.3      1.5    3,384       3,231       6.1         4.7      
 TACOMA                     15,201            12,547     25.6     21.2   39,467      32,119      24.5        22.9     
 TUNDRA                     9,270             8,594      11.9     7.9    23,580      20,434      16.9        15.4     
                                                                                                                      
 RX                         7,909             5,776      42.0     36.9   18,071      14,006      30.7        29.0     
                                                                                                                      
 TOTAL                      146,902           138,395    10.1     6.1    377,981     337,102     13.6        12.1     
 N.A. VEHICLES % OF TOTAL   71.5%             68.1%                      71.4%       69.2%                            
                                                                                                                      
 TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT CAR     31,023            41,668     -22.8    -25.5  79,635      94,381      -14.5       -15.6    
 LEXUS IMPORT CAR           12,982            11,477     17.3     13.1   32,179      27,350      19.2        17.7     
 TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT CARS   76,010            71,467     10.3     6.4    198,400     175,694     14.4        12.9     
 TOTAL TOYOTA CARS          120,015           124,612    -0.1     -3.7   310,214     297,425     5.7         4.3      
                                                                                                                      
 TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT TRUCK   12,136            8,855      42.1     37.1   33,159      20,711      62.2        60.1     
 LEXUS IMPORT TRUCK         2,299             2,887      -17.4    -20.4  6,490       7,740       -15.0       -16.1    
 TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT TRUCK  62,983            61,152     6.8      3.0    161,510     147,402     11.0        9.6      
 LEXUS NA BUILT TRUCK       7,909             5,776      42.0     36.9   18,071      14,006      30.7        29.0     
 TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK         85,327            78,670     12.5     8.5    219,230     189,859     17.0        15.5     
                                                                                                                      
 SELLING DAYS               27                28                         76          77                               
 DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE                                                                                               
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                      
                            --CURRENT MONTH--                               --CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE--                       
 Memo:                      2013              2012       DSR %           2013        2012        DSR %                
 Toyota Prius Sedan         13,868            18,008     -20.10%         34,981      42,977      -17.50%              
 Toyota Prius V (only)      3,460             4,937      -27.30%         8,525       12,075      -28.50%              
 Toyota Prius C (only)      4,026             4,875      -14.40%         9,865       4,895       104.20%              
 Toyota Prius Phv (only)    786               891        -8.50%          2,353       912         161.40%              
                                                                                                                      


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SOURCE  Toyota Motor Sales (TMS),  U.S.A., Inc.


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