Toyota Reports 2005 and December Sales

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2006 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported total year-end sales of 2,260,296 vehicles, up 10.1 percent over 2004. With ten consecutive years of record-breaking sales, this marks the second time in TMS' 48-year history it has reached sales of over two million vehicles.

"Finally shaking off its Autumn chill, the industry enjoyed a bit of holiday cheer as buyers returned to showrooms," said Jim Press, TMS President and COO. "Solid calendar-year results vouch for the industry's fundamental health and bode well for the coming year."

Camry became the best-selling car in America for the fourth year in a row and eighth time in the past nine years. Lexus retained its crown as the best- selling luxury brand in America for the sixth consecutive year, selling a total of 302,895 units in 2005. With overall sales of 156,485 units, Scion was a significant contributor to the record sales year.

Total TMS sales for December were a best-ever of 203,279, an increase of 8.2 percent over the same period last year.

Toyota Division

The Toyota Division recorded best-ever year-end total sales of 1,957,401 vehicles, up 10.8 percent.

The Toyota Division recorded best-ever year-end passenger car sales of 1,138,130 units, an increase of 18.3 percent, and December sales of 88,887, up 8.1 percent. Camry posted year-end sales of 431,703, an increase of 1.4 percent. Corolla posted year-end sales of 341,290 units, an increase of 2.8 percent.

The Prius gas-electric hybrid posted best-ever December sales of 9,027 units, an increase of 43.6 percent over the same period last year. Year-end Prius sales reached 107,897 units, up 100.5 percent over 2004.

Scion reported best-ever December sales with 12,457 units sold. The Scion xB urban utility vehicle recorded a best-ever December with 4,341 units, up 13.4 percent, with year-end sales totaling 54,037, an increase of 15.3 percent over 2004. The tC sports coupe had a best-ever December of 5,724 units sold, with year-end sales reaching 74,415 units, an increase of 166.0 percent over 2004. The xA subcompact posted a best-ever December with 2,392 units sold, an increase of 19.6 percent; xA year-end sales reached 28,033 units, up 16.3 percent from last year.

The Toyota Division recorded all-time best-ever year-end light-truck sales with 819,271 units, an increase of 1.8 percent. Toyota Division light trucks also posted all-time best-ever December sales of 79,206, up 8.1 percent over the same period last year. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV, which launched in early June, reported sales of 2,198 units in December and year-end sales of 17,989 units. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined December sales of 11,309 units.

Contributing to the light-truck sales record was the Tundra full-size pickup truck with all-time best-ever December sales of 15,632 units, up 33.4 percent. Year-end Tundra sales were 126,529 units, up 12.9 percent over last year.

Lexus Division

With record-breaking 2005 annual sales, Lexus retains its title as America's top-selling luxury brand for the sixth consecutive year. The automaker today reported total year-end sales of 302,895 units, up 5.5 percent over last year's record-breaking sales. Lexus also scored an all-time, best- ever month with 35,186 units sold.

Lexus luxury utility vehicles enjoyed a strong sales year, at 151,669 units. The 2006 RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported December sales of 2,172 units and year-end sales of 20,674 units. The RX 330 and RX 400h posted combined year-end sales of 108,775 units. The GX 470 mid-size luxury utility vehicle recorded an all-time best-ever sales month of 4,599 units, a 4.4- percent increase over last year.

Sales of Lexus passenger cars also achieved year-end all-time record breaking results with 151,226 units, an increase of 11.5 percent. The best- ever year-end combined sales of the GS 300 and GS 430, mid-luxury sports sedans, totaled 33,457 units sold.

December passenger car sales also achieved best-ever results of 17,866 units, an increase of 25 percent over the same period last year. For the month, the GS 300 sedan led the way with 2,973 units, an all-time, best-ever sales month, and a 305-percent increase over the same period last year. The GS 430 reported sales of 458 units, a 349-percent increase over last December and the IS 300/IS 350 reported combined all-time best-ever December sales of 4,518 units, a 573.3-percent increase over last year's December. The IS 250 reported sales of 2,877, and the IS 350 had sales of 1,631 units.

Total TMS sales of North American-built vehicles totaled 1,393,100 units, representing 61.6 percent of the total vehicles sold in 2005. There were 307 selling days in 2005, as compared to 308 in 2004.

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                             TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
                          (INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
                                December, 2005

                   ----- CURRENT MONTH ----  -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
                                     DSR %                       DSR %
                     2005     2004   CHG       2005       2004    CHG

  ECHO                 14      306  -95.4      1,544      3,899  -60.3
  COROLLA          25,276   26,408   -4.3    341,290    333,161    2.8
  CELICA               11      494  -97.8      3,113      8,710  -64.1
  CAMRY            33,324   35,032   -4.9    431,703    426,990    1.4
  AVALON            8,778    2,876  205.2     95,318     36,460  162.3
  MR2 SPYDER            0      121 -100.0        780      2,621  -70.1
  PRIUS             9,027    6,287   43.6    107,897     53,991  100.5
  SCION xA          2,392    2,000   19.6     28,033     24,184   16.3
  SCION xB          4,341    3,827   13.4     54,037     47,013   15.3
  SCION tC          5,724    4,859   17.8     74,415     28,062  166.0
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   DIV. PASS. CAR  88,887   82,210    8.1  1,138,130    965,091   18.3
  ES 330            6,770    8,496  -20.3     67,577     75,916  -10.7
  LS 430            2,320    3,460  -32.9     26,043     32,272  -19.0
  SC 430              827      829   -0.2      8,360      9,708  -13.6
  GS 300            2,973      734  305.0     27,807      6,914  303.5
  GS 430              458      102  349.0      5,650      1,348  320.5
  IS 300            4,518      671  573.3     15,789      9,972   58.8
  TOTAL LEXUS
   PASS. CAR       17,866   14,292   25.0    151,226    136,130   11.5
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   PASS. CAR      106,753   96,502   10.6  1,289,356  1,101,221   17.5
  SIENNA           15,115   12,423   21.7    161,380    159,119    1.8
  RAV4              5,195    5,430   -4.3     70,518     70,314    0.6
  4RUNNER          10,798   11,617   -7.1    103,830    114,212   -8.8
  HIGHLANDER       11,309   12,391   -8.7    137,409    133,077    3.6
  LAND CRUISER        464      819  -43.3      4,870      6,778  -27.9
  SEQUOIA           5,340    7,286  -26.7     45,904     58,114  -20.8
  TOTAL SUV        33,106   37,543  -11.8    362,531    382,495   -4.9
  4X2 TACOMA        9,019    6,461   39.6    100,568     91,305   10.5
  4X4 TACOMA        6,334    5,094   24.3     68,263     61,628   11.1
  TOTAL TACOMA     15,353   11,555   32.9    168,831    152,933   10.8
  TUNDRA           15,632   11,720   33.4    126,529    112,484   12.9
  TOTAL PICKUP     30,985   23,275   33.1    295,360    265,417   11.6
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   DIV. LT TRUCK   79,206   73,241    8.1    819,271    807,031    1.8
  LX 470              947    1,415  -33.1      8,555      9,846  -12.8
  GX 470            4,599    4,407    4.4     34,339     35,420   -2.7
  RX 330/400h      11,774   12,367   -4.8    108,775    106,531    2.4
  TOTAL LEXUS
   LIGHT TRUCK     17,320   18,189   -4.8    151,669    151,797    0.2
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   LIGHT TRUCK     96,526   91,430    5.6    970,940    958,828    1.6
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   DIV.           168,093  155,451    8.1  1,957,401  1,772,122   10.8
  TOTAL LEXUS      35,186   32,481    8.3    302,895    287,927    5.5
  TOTAL TOYOTA    203,279  187,932    8.2  2,260,296  2,060,049   10.1
  MEMO:
  DOM. COROLLA     24,544   24,671   -0.5    330,782    311,216    6.6
  DOM. CAMRY       29,775   34,200  -12.9    402,887    406,224   -0.5
  DOM. PICKUP      30,985   23,275   33.1    295,360    265,417   11.6
  DOM. RX 330       1,047    7,015  -85.1     61,469     61,350    0.5

  SELLING DAYS         27       27               307        308

  TOYOTA DIV.
   IMPORT CAR      25,790   20,463   26.0    309,143    211,191   46.9
  LEXUS IMPORT
   CAR             17,866   14,292   25.0    151,226    136,130   11.5
  TOYOTA DIV NA
   BUILT CARS      63,097   61,747    2.2    828,987    753,900   10.3
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   CARS           106,753   96,502   10.6  1,289,356  1,101,221   17.5

  TOYOTA DIV.
   IMPORT LT
   TRUCK           27,766   30,257   -8.2    316,627    324,381   -2.1
  LEXUS IMPORT
   LT TRUCK        16,273   11,174   45.6     90,200     90,447    0.1
  TOYOTA DIV NA
   BUILT LT TRUCK  51,440   42,984   19.7    502,644    482,650    4.5
  LEXUS NA BUILT
   LT TRUCK         1,047    7,015  -85.1     61,469     61,350    0.5
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   LT TRUCK        96,526   91,430    5.6    970,940    958,828    1.6

  SPORT UTILITY
   VEHICLES        50,426   55,732   -9.5    514,200    534,292   -3.4
  Memo: Lexus
   Sport Utility   17,320   18,189   -4.8    151,669    151,797    0.2

  SMALL VANS       15,115   12,423   21.7    161,380    159,119    1.8
  PICKUPS          30,985   23,275   33.1    295,360    265,417   11.6

  * NORTH AMERICAN
   BUILT VEHICLES
  COROLLA          24,544   24,671   -0.5    330,782    311,216    6.6
  CAMRY            29,775   34,200  -12.9    402,887    406,224   -0.5
  AVALON            8,778    2,876  205.2     95,318     36,460  162.3
  SIENNA           15,115   12,423   21.7    161,380    159,119    1.8
  PICKUP           30,985   23,275   33.1    295,360    265,417   11.6
  SEQUOIA           5,340    7,286  -26.7     45,904     58,114  -20.8
  RX 330            1,047    7,015  -85.1     61,469     61,350    0.5
  TOTAL           115,584  111,746    3.4  1,393,100  1,297,900    7.7
  N.A. VEHICLES
   % OF TOTAL       56.9%    59.5%             61.6%      63.0%

  SELLING DAYS         27       27               307        308
  DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE


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