The 2013 Scion FR-S. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota May sales at highest level since 2008

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. has reported sales of 202,973 units last month, up 72.9 percent compared to May 2011 on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis, marking the highest DSR since August 2008.

Unadjusted for the difference in 26 business days in May 2012 versus 24 business days in May 2011, TMS sales were up 87.3 percent over May 2011 on a raw volume basis.

The Toyota Division alone posted May totals of 181,510 units sold, up 74.4 percent over May of last year on a DSR basis. Toyota Division sales in sheer volume were up 88.9 percent over the same period.

The all-new Camry and Camry Hybrid took the lead in passenger cars with combined monthly sales of 39,571 units, up 94.0 percent year-over-year. Corolla reported sales of 31,847 units, up 73.1 percent over May 2011. The Prius family scored sales of 21,477 units, a whopping 186.3 percent surge compared to the same period last year, as TMS recently announced passing the milestone of 4 million hybrids sold globally.

Toyota’s light trucks continued to sell well, recording 77,088 sales in May, also up 58.7 percent compared to May 2011. The RAV4 compact SUV leads light truck sales, moving 19,248 units, doubling up to 106 percent over last year.

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