The 2012 Camry Hybrid. Photo by Don Bain

Toyota boosts hybrid sales 124.6 percent overall in April

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Toyota Motor Sales retailed a total of 32,593 hybrid vehicles during April, a remarkable 124.6 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

That was the high point in sales totals TMS released today showing overall sales by the group of 178,044 units, an increase of 25.5 percent compared to April 2011 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Looking at raw volume specifically, sales were up 11.6 percent over a year ago
Individually, The Toyota Division racked up total sales of 160,493 units, 27.2 higher than last year on a DSR basis. Division sales were up 13.1 percent in terms of volume year over year.

"Thanks to continued strong sales of Camry and Prius family, Toyota was America's number one retail brand for the second straight month," said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "With consumer confidence improving, we expect to see sustained industry growth in the months ahead."

Lexus increased their total sales to 17,551 units last month, up 12.3 percent over April 2011 based on DSR. In volume, Lexus Division sales were flat as compared to last year.

The passenger cars Toyota produced posted combined sales of 99,450 units, up 44.3 percent over 2011. This statistic was buoyed by Camry and Camry Hybrid combined monthly sales of 36,820 units, up 36.1 percent year-over-year.


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