Toyota reports 17.2 percent sales growth in the U.S. in November image

Toyota Motor Sales reported November 2012 sales results of 161,695 units, an increase of 17.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

Of the total number, the Toyota Division sold 138,976 units, an increase of 17.3 percent from November 2011. The Lexus Division posted November sales of 22,719 units, up 16.8 percent over November 2011.

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded combined monthly sales of 76,993 units, up 16.5 percent over November 2011. Camry and Camry Hybrid led car sales with combined sales of 28,765 units. Toyota Division light trucks recorded November sales of 61,983 units, an increase of 18.3 percent compared to the same month last year. The Tacoma mid-size pickup truck and RAV4 compact SUV led truck sales with monthly sales of 12,272 and 12,423 units, respectively.

Scion benefited from the return of younger buyers to the marketplace along with new products, posting November sales of 5,606 units, up 57.8 percent over November 2011. Sales of the recently introduced FR-S remain strong at 1,350 units.

Lexus reported passenger car sales of 12,460 units, up 18.2 percent over November 2011, while Lexus luxury utility vehicles recorded sales of 10,259 units (+15 percent).  TMS posted November hybrid vehicle sales of 24,682, accounting for an increase of 28.7 percent compared to the same period last year.  Toyota Division posted November sales of 20,958 hybrids, while Lexus Division reported sales of 3,724 hybrids for the month.