BEIJING, July 1 Toyota Motor Corp and
its two Chinese joint ventures sold about 71,000 vehicles in
China in June, down 7.6 percent from a year earlier, the
Japanese automaker said on Tuesday.
That followed a 2.7 percent year-on-year rise in May and a
12.4 percent increase in April.
In the first six months of the year, Japan's biggest
automaker sold about 465,900 vehicles, up 11.7 percent from a
Toyota this year aims to sell more than 1.1 million vehicles
in China. If accomplished, this would see the carmaker surpass
annual sales of 1 million vehicles in China for the first time,
a target it originally aimed for in 2010.
Last year, Toyota sold 917,500 vehicles in China.
Toyota operates joint ventures in China with China FAW Group
Corp and Guangzhou Automobile Group .
(Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Kazunori Takada)