U.S. Auto Sales: Toyota up 6.7 percent in November image

Toyota, Japan’s largest automaker, on Thursday announced a 6.7 percent rise in US sales for November. Toyota sold 137,960 vehicles in November in the United States, the company said in a statement.

Sales of Toyota’s Prius hybrid rose 49 percent to 15,208, while deliveries of its Camry sedan climbed 13 percent to 23,440. Toyota exceeded five analysts’ average estimate for a 5 percent increase in November deliveries.

“As the automotive retail market continues to improve, we believe we’re in an excellent position,” said Bob Carter, head of Toyota’s U.S. sales division.

“In addition to the four new models we have already introduced this year, we’ll benefit from the biggest influx of new and updated products in our history during 2012.”

Last month, Toyota reported a 19% drop in profit for the July-September quarter, blaming the yen’s rapid appreciation against the dollar and production cutbacks in the U.S. and Japan due to parts shortages that hit sales.

Toyota’s premium brand, Lexus reported passenger car sales of 10,537 units, an increase of 10.1 percent over November 2010. The IS lineup reported combined sales of 2,676 units, flat versus the year-ago month, and the all-new CT 200h premium hybrid compact posted 1,759 units in its ninth month of sales.

Scion posted November sales of 3,553 units, down 11.0 percent from November 2010.

TOYOTA  U.S. SALES SUMMARY

November, 2011

– CURRENT MONTH –

– CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE –

DSR %

VOL %

DSR %

VOL %

2011

2010

CHG

CHG

2011

2010

CHG

CHG

TOTAL TOYOTA

137,960

129,317

2.4

6.7

1,384,558

1,586,107

-20.8

-20.5

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.

118,502

111,077

2.4

6.7

1,211,361

1,384,338

-19.6

-19.4

TOTAL LEXUS

19,458

18,240

2.4

6.7

173,197

201,769

-28.8

-28.6

YARIS

5,604

2,154

149.8

160.2

28,190

36,654

-49.0

-48.8

COROLLA

16,115

16,202

-4.5

-0.5

219,250

244,024

-20.6

-20.3

PRIUS

15,208

10,224

42.8

48.7

119,459

125,289

-18.0

-17.7

CAMRY

23,440

20,737

8.5

13.0

275,004

296,581

-19.2

-18.9

AVALON

2,188

2,186

-3.9

0.1

25,695

25,699

-15.3

-15.0

SCION xD

773

810

-8.4

-4.6

8,693

9,286

-16.8

-16.5

SCION xB

1,202

1,405

-17.9

-14.4

15,573

18,826

-29.2

-29.0

SCION tC

1,578

1,619

-6.4

-2.5

20,846

13,610

31.4

31.8

TOTAL SCION

3,553

3,834

-11.0

-7.3

45,112

41,722

-6.7

-6.4

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. CAR

66,108

55,337

14.7

19.5

712,710

769,969

-20.1

-19.8

CT

1,759

0

N/A

N/A

12,122

0

N/A

N/A

HS

207

788

-74.8

-73.7

2,590

9,542

-76.3

-76.3

IS

2,676

2,557

0.5

4.7

26,040

30,347

-28.1

-27.8

ES

4,731

4,070

11.6

16.2

35,991

43,183

-32.6

-32.4

GS

206

486

-59.3

-57.6

3,552

6,282

-50.5

-50.3

LS

954

1,270

-27.9

-24.9

8,512

10,759

-39.6

-39.3

SC

0

17

-100.0

-100.0

18

315

-94.3

-94.3

LFA

4

0

N/A

N/A

52

0

N/A

N/A

TOTAL LEXUS CAR

10,537

9,188

10.1

14.7

88,877

100,428

-27.8

-27.6

TOTAL TOYOTA CAR

76,645

64,525

14.0

18.8

801,587

870,397

-21.0

-20.7

RAV4

11,330

12,306

-11.6

-7.9

118,130

153,391

-34.0

-33.8

FJ CRUISER

989

1,072

-11.4

-7.7

12,441

13,662

-20.5

-20.3

VENZA

2,610

3,364

-25.5

-22.4

35,767

43,325

-29.6

-29.4

HIGHLANDER

8,369

9,156

-12.3

-8.6

89,475

80,850

-4.9

-4.5

4RUNNER

3,696

4,062

-12.6

-9.0

39,916

41,436

-17.4

-17.1

SIENNA

7,910

8,125

-6.5

-2.6

99,865

89,509

-3.5

-3.1

SEQUOIA

1,304

1,431

-12.5

-8.9

11,100

12,078

-21.9

-21.6

LAND CRUISER

134

144

-10.7

-6.9

1,497

1,594

-19.1

-18.8

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. SUV

28,432

31,535

-13.4

-9.8

408,191

346,336

-23.6

-23.4

TACOMA

9,739

8,616

8.5

13.0

98,565

95,228

-13.5

-13.2

TUNDRA

6,313

7,464

-18.8

-15.4

73,866

83,296

-23.6

-23.3

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PICKUP

16,052

16,080

-4.2

-0.2

172,431

178,524

-18.2

-17.9

TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. TRUCK

52,394

55,740

-9.8

-6.0

498,651

614,369

-19.1

-18.8

RX

7,580

7,235

0.6

4.8

71,087

83,700

-28.3

-28.0

GX

1,076

1,376

-24.9

-21.8

10,390

14,204

-38.8

-38.5

LX

265

441

-42.3

-39.9

2,843

3,437

-29.7

-29.5

TOTAL LEXUS TRUCK

8,921

9,052

-5.4

-1.4

84,320

101,341

-29.8

-29.5

TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK

61,315

64,792

-9.2

-5.4

582,971

715,710

-20.6

-20.4

SELLING DAYS

25

24

280

279

DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE

* NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES

COROLLA

13,061

12,965

-3.3

0.7

158,230

209,548

-33.8

-33.5

CAMRY

23,438

20,491

9.8

14.4

273,949

293,945

-18.8

-18.5

AVALON

2,188

2,186

-3.9

0.1

25,695

25,699

-15.3

-15.0

RAV4

10,415

9,064

10.3

14.9

97,965

88,604

-6.4

-6.0

VENZA

2,610

3,364

-25.5

-22.4

35,767

43,325

-29.6

-29.4

HIGHLANDER

8,014

7,564

1.7

5.9

84,726

61,025

19.0

19.4

SIENNA

7,910

8,125

-6.5

-2.6

99,865

89,509

-3.5

-3.1

SEQUOIA

1,304

1,431

-12.5

-8.9

11,100

12,078

-21.9

-21.6

PICKUP

9,739

8,616

13.0

172,431

178,524

-3.4

RX

6,023

5,229

10.6

15.2

47,458

63,840

-25.9

-25.7

TOTAL

91,015

86,499

1.0

5.2

1,007,186

1,066,097

-18.0

-17.7

N.A. VEHICLES % OF TOTAL

66.0%

66.9%

69.6%

67.2%

TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT CAR

27,421

19,695

33.7

39.2

217,079

240,777

-10.2

-9.8

LEXUS IMPORT CAR

10,537

9,188

10.1

14.7

72,759

100,428

-27.8

-27.6

TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT CARS

38,687

35,642

4.2

8.5

432,179

529,192

-24.6

-24.3

TOTAL TOYOTA CARS

76,645

64,525

14.0

18.8

722,017

870,397

-21.0

-20.7

TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT TRUCK

6,089

10,112

-42.2

-39.8

69,226

141,304

-51.2

-51.0

LEXUS IMPORT TRUCK

2,898

3,823

-27.2

-24.2

23,943

37,501

-36.4

-36.2

TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT TRUCK

46,305

45,628

-2.6

1.5

501,854

473,065

-9.5

-9.2

LEXUS NA BUILT TRUCK

6,023

5,229

10.6

15.2

47,458

63,840

-25.9

-25.7

TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK

61,315

64,792

-9.2

-5.4

642,481

715,710

-20.6

-20.4

SELLING DAYS

25

24

280

279

DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE