The FINANCIAL — Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) on February 1 reported January 2018 sales of 167,056 vehicles, an increase of 16.8 percent from January 2017 on a volume basis.
With one more selling day in January 2018 compared to January 2017, sales were up 12.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
Toyota division posted January sales of 149,142 units, up 17 percent on a volume basis and 12.3 percent on a DSR basis.
“We are off to a great start with strong customer demand for light trucks, including RAV4, Highlander and 4Runner, setting best-ever records for January,” said Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager, Toyota division. “We’re encouraged by the strength of the market and the momentum we have with a full calendar year of the all-new Camry, followed by the launch of the all-new Avalon in the spring.”
Lexus posted January sales of 17,914 vehicles, up 15 percent on a volume basis and 10.4 percent on a DSR basis, according to Toyota.
“Lexus is off to a very strong start this year. The NX, both gas and hybrid, had their best January ever, and the all-new three-row RXL is just now starting to hit dealership showrooms,” said Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager, Lexus division. “Combined with the launch of our fifth-generation LS and LS hybrid this month, along with the Limited Edition LC Inspiration Series and two-row LX, we’re very optimistic about the year ahead. These new models will be followed throughout the year by 10 additional new models.”
January 2018 Highlights
Camry sales were up 21.3 percent
TMNA, Toyota and Lexus divisions post best-ever light truck sales
Toyota division SUV posts 56,933 units
RAV4 sales of 26,655 units, a best-ever month
4Runner sales were up 11.2 percent, a best-ever month
Highlander sales of 15,484 units, a best-ever month
Toyota division pickups up 27.3 percent
Tacoma up 33.6 percent
Tundra posted sales of 7,644 units, up 15.3 percent
Lexus division LUVs up 23.6 percent, a best-ever month
NX up 41.9 percent in January, a best-ever month
RX posts monthly sales of 6,738 units
GX sales up 12.1 percent
Lexus ES sales were up 21.6 percent