Toyota Tops January Auto Sales
Toyota Motor Sales has reported high January auto sales. With two fewer selling days in January of 2016, sales were up 3.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Total sales volume for January was 161,283 units, a decrease of 4.7 percent from January 2015 on a volume basis.
Toyota division January 2016 sales were up 4.1 percent on a DSR basis with sales of 140,350 units, down 3.9 percent in volume.
“The industry is off to a healthy start in 2016,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager for the Toyota division. “For Toyota Division, RAV4 led the way with a record January and pick-up truck sales continued to rise, setting a new January Toyota division light truck record.”
Toyota posts a 3.3% daily-selling-rate increase in the U.S. in January as volume reached 161,283. Toyota Div. rose, closing out the month up 4.1% with 140,350 sales.
For another month, Toyota’s light-truck lineup propelled the brand.
Toyota says the RAV4 again had a monthly record, with the compact CUV’s 21,554 January 2016 sales the best of any January. Some 1,973 of the 21,554 units were the new RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota notes.
Toyota Div.’s entire light-truck lineup also had a best-ever result of 84,841, up 12.6% adjusted.
The Highlander midsize CUV’s 11,258 deliveries was that model’s best January result since 2008, Toyota says.
The redesigned Toyota Tacoma continued to surge, with the compact pickup up 20.8% in January.
Toyota Div. car sales, which include Scion, fell 3.7% on a DSR basis due to losses across the board, save for the Camry and new models the Mirai fuel-cell car and Scion’s iA and iM.
Camry gained 8.7% on year-ago, while the Mirai added 26 units and the iA and iM 1,840 and 1,250, respectively.
Scion’s total sales rose 49.7% thanks to the new small cars offsetting losses with the tC, FR-S and discontinued xB, xD and iQ.