September 3, 2008 / 4:59 PM / 11 years ago

Toyota August U.S. auto sales down 9.4 percent

A boy takes a seat inside a car at a Toyota Motor Corp showroom in Tokyo August 29, 2008. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T)(TM.N) said on Wednesday its U.S. auto sales fell 9.4 percent in August, led by a 16.4 percent drop in truck sales.

Sales declined to 211,533 vehicles in August from 233,471 vehicles a year earlier, Toyota said.

Toyota brand sales fell 9.4 percent, while sales were down 9.1 percent in its luxury Lexus brand.

Reporting by Soyoung Kim; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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