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Toyota Motor Sales Results Up 10.8 Percent in December; 5.3 Percent for 2015

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TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

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

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 respectfully
  • 4Runner sales up 26.2 percent
  • Tacoma sales up 15.8, 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

*Note: Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted raw sales volume

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE: TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks (more than 2.2 million in the U.S.) in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today. Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company's extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.

 
TOYOTA U.S. SALES SUMMARY
December, 2015
                   
-- CURRENT MONTH -- -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
DSR % VOL % DSR % VOL %
    2015     2014     CHG   CHG       2015     2014     CHG   CHG
TOTAL TOYOTA 238,350 215,057 2.9 10.8 2,499,313 2,373,771 4.9 5.3
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. 196,970 175,178 4.4 12.4 2,154,712 2,062,382 4.1 4.5
TOTAL LEXUS   41,380     39,879     -3.6     3.8       344,601     311,389     10.3     10.7
 
YARIS 377 1,605 -78.2 -76.5 16,779 13,274 26.0 26.4
COROLLA 32,445 30,125 0.0 7.7 363,332 339,498 6.7 7.0
MIRAI 15 0 N/A N/A 72 0 N/A N/A
PRIUS 15,076 14,414 -2.9 4.6 184,794 207,372 -11.2 -10.9
CAMRY 37,299 31,618 9.5 18.0 429,355 428,606 -0.2 0.2
AVALON 5,816 6,501 -16.9 -10.5 60,063 67,183 -10.9 -10.6
SCION FR-S 588 834 -34.5 -29.5 10,507 14,062 -25.5 -25.3
SCION iA 1,808 0 N/A N/A 7,605 0 N/A N/A
SCION iM 1,245 0 N/A N/A 5,097 0 N/A N/A
SCION iQ 2 87 -97.9 -97.7 482 2,040 -76.4 -76.4
SCION xD 8 288 -97.4 -97.2 794 7,377 -89.3 -89.2
SCION xB 886 1,480 -44.4 -40.1 15,223 16,583 -8.5 -8.2
SCION tC 976 1,128 -19.7 -13.5 16,459 17,947 -8.6 -8.3
TOTAL SCION 5,513 3,817 34.1 44.4 56,167 58,009 -3.5 -3.2
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. CAR   96,541     88,080     1.8     9.6       1,110,562     1,113,942     -0.6     -0.3
 
CT 1,464 1,608 -15.5 -9.0 14,657 17,673 -17.3 -17.1
IS 5,028 5,939 -21.4 -15.3 46,430 51,358 -9.9 -9.6
RC 1,711 1,042 52.5 64.2 14,784 1,922 666.7 669.2
ES 7,856 7,782 -6.3 1.0 64,969 72,508 -10.7 -10.4
GS 3,423 2,745 15.8 24.7 23,117 22,198 3.8 4.1
LS 854 1,020 -22.3 -16.3 7,165 8,559 -16.6 -16.3
LFA 1 1 -7.1 0.0 9 17 -47.2 -47.1
TOTAL LEXUS CAR   20,337     20,137     -6.2     1.0       171,131     174,235     -2.1     -1.8
TOTAL TOYOTA CAR   116,878     108,217     0.3     8.0       1,281,693     1,288,177     -0.8     -0.5
 
RAV4 31,866 22,997 28.7 38.6 315,412 267,698 17.4 17.8
FJ CRUISER 3 402 -99.3 -99.3 229 14,718 -98.4 -98.4
VENZA 401 2,419 -84.6 -83.4 21,351 29,991 -29.0 -28.8
HIGHLANDER 16,100 15,019 -0.5 7.2 158,915 146,127 8.4 8.8
4RUNNER 9,953 8,144 13.5 22.2 97,034 76,906 25.8 26.2
SIENNA 12,407 11,688 -1.4 6.2 137,497 124,502 10.1 10.4
SEQUOIA 1,007 1,261 -25.8 -20.1 12,583 11,806 6.2 6.6
LAND CRUISER 350 365 -11.0 -4.1 2,687 3,158 -15.2 -14.9
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. SUV   59,680     50,607     9.5     17.9       608,211     550,404     10.1     10.5
 
TACOMA 17,192 14,284 11.8 20.4 179,562 155,041 15.4 15.8
TUNDRA 11,150 10,519 -1.6 6.0 118,880 118,493 0.0 0.3
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PICKUP   28,342     24,803     6.1     14.3       298,442     273,534     8.8     9.1
TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. TRUCK   100,429     87,098     7.1     15.3       1,044,150     948,440     9.7     10.1
 
NX 5,134 2,905 64.1 76.7 43,764 2,927 1390.3 1395.2
RX 11,899 13,625 -18.9 -12.7 100,610 107,490 -6.7 -6.4
GX 3,118 2,707 7.0 15.2 25,212 22,685 10.8 11.1
LX 892 505 64.0 76.6 3,884 4,052 -4.5 -4.1
TOTAL LEXUS TRUCK   21,043     19,742     -1.0     6.6       173,470     137,154     26.1     26.5
TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK   121,472     106,840     5.6     13.7       1,217,620     1,085,594     11.8     12.2
 
SELLING DAYS   28     26                 308     307          
DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE
 
 
TOYOTA U.S. SALES SUMMARY
December, 2015
 
-- CURRENT MONTH -- -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
DSR % VOL % DSR % VOL %
    2015     2014     CHG   CHG       2015     2014     CHG   CHG
* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES
 
COROLLA 32,445 30,125 0.0 7.7 363,332 339,431 6.7 7.0
CAMRY 37,293 31,607 9.6 18.0 429,185 428,455 -0.2 0.2
AVALON 5,816 6,501 -16.9 -10.5 60,063 67,183 -10.9 -10.6
SCION iA 1,808 0 N/A N/A 7,605 0 N/A N/A
RAV4 16,593 18,144 -15.1 -8.5 199,846 182,657 9.1 9.4
VENZA 401 2,419 -84.6 -83.4 21,351 29,991 -29.0 -28.8
HIGHLANDER 15,584 14,555 -0.6 7.1 154,900 142,020 8.7 9.1
SIENNA 12,407 11,688 -1.4 6.2 137,497 124,502 10.1 10.4
SEQUOIA 1,007 1,261 -25.8 -20.1 12,583 11,806 6.2 6.6
TACOMA 17,192 14,284 11.8 20.4 179,562 155,041 15.4 15.8
TUNDRA 11,150 10,519 -1.6 6.0 118,880 118,493 0.0 0.3
 
ES 1,508 0 N/A N/A 1,782 0 N/A N/A
RX 10,382 12,733 -24.3 -18.5 92,847 89,469 3.4 3.8
 
TOTAL 163,586 153,836 -1.3 6.3 1,779,433 1,689,048 5.0 5.4
N.A. VEHICLES % OF TOTAL   68.6 %   71.5 %               71.2 %   71.2 %        
 
TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT CAR 19,179 19,847 -10.3 -3.4 250,377 278,873 -10.5 -10.2
LEXUS IMPORT CAR 18,829 20,137 -13.2 -6.5 169,349 174,235 -3.1 -2.8
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT CARS 77,362 68,233 5.3 13.4 860,185 835,069 2.7 3.0
LEXUS NA BUILT CARS 1,508 0 N/A N/A 1,782 0 N/A N/A
TOTAL TOYOTA CARS   116,878     108,217     0.3     8.0       1,281,693     1,288,177     -0.8     -0.5
 
TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT TRUCK 26,095 14,228 70.3 83.4 219,531 183,930 19.0 19.4
LEXUS IMPORT TRUCK 10,661 7,009 41.2 52.1 80,623 47,685 68.5 69.1
TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT TRUCK 74,334 72,870 -5.3 2.0 824,619 764,510 7.5 7.9
LEXUS NA BUILT TRUCK 10,382 12,733 -24.3 -18.5 92,847 89,469 3.4 3.8
TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK   121,472     106,840     5.6     13.7       1,217,620     1,085,594     11.8     12.2
 
SELLING DAYS   28     26                 308     307          
DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE
 
--CURRENT MONTH-- --CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE--
Memo: 2015 2014 DSR % 2015 2014 DSR %
Toyota Prius Sedan 10,153 8,799 7.1 % 113,829 122,776 -7.6 %
Toyota Prius V (only) 2,040 2,284 -17.1 % 28,290 30,762 -8.3 %
Toyota Prius C (only) 2,846 2,839 -6.9 % 38,469 40,570 -5.5 %
Toyota Prius Phv (only) 22 492 -95.8 % 4,191 13,264 -68.5 %
Toyota Rav4 Hybrid 1,430 0 N/A 1,484 0 N/A

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Amanda Rice, (310) 468-1745
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or
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or
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