The FINANCIAL — Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., on January 5 reported December 2015 sales of 238,350, an increase of 10.8 percent from December 2014 on a volume basis. With two additional selling days in December of 2015, sales were up 2.9 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
For the year TMS reported sales of 2,499,313 units, a 5.3 percent increase, according to Toyota.
Toyota Division posted record December 2015 sales of 196,970 units, up 12.4 percent. For the year, Toyota Division sales of 2,154,712 were up 4.5 percent.
“2015 was a standout year for the auto industry,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager for the Toyota division. “Best-ever light truck sales helped the Toyota division earn the retail sales crown for the fourth consecutive year.”
Lexus reported all-time, any-month record sales in December of 41,380 units, a 3.8 percent increase. For the year, Lexus sales of 344,601 units were up 10.7 percent.
“December closed out an all-time, best-ever year with sales we couldn’t have predicted,” said Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager for the Lexus division. “Lexus’ SUV sales momentum and the strength of our product lineup has us well positioned for 2016.”
“Next week in Detroit, we will debut a Lexus vehicle that opens a new chapter for an even brighter future,” Bracken added.
December 2015 Highlights:
Toyota and Lexus post best-ever sales December sales
Combined TMS light truck sales set December record
RAV4 posts best-ever December with sales of 31,866 units; up 38.6 percent
Highlander reports best-ever December with sales of 16,100 units
NX up 76.7 percent; 5,134 units sold
LX up nearly 80 percent
GS posts sales of 3,423 units
Lexus Certified Used Vehicles reports best-ever month
2015 CY Highlights
Best-ever year for Corolla, with sales of 363,332 units
Best-ever year for RAV4 and Highlander, up 17.8 and 8.8 percent, respectively
4Runner sales up 26.2 percent
Tacoma sales up 15.8 percent, with sales of nearly 180,000 units
Camry best-selling passenger car in America for 14th straight year
Lexus luxury utility vehicles sales up 26.5 percent
GX up 11.1 percent