Toyota Reports 2006 Best-Ever October Sales


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TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2006 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever October sales of 189,011 vehicles, an increase of 13.6 percent over October 2005. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 2,117,507 units, up 12.2 percent over the same period last year.

"What a difference a year makes," said Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "Last October the industry plunged to a seven-year low, weaning itself from an incentive binge. Today the industry is seeing modest gains on the strength of fresh products."

The Toyota Division posted best-ever October sales of 165,005, up 14.6 percent. The Lexus Division reported best-ever October sales with 24,006 units sold, an increase of seven percent.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever October sales of 92,955, up 6.5 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by Camry, which posted best-ever October sales of 33,812, an increase of 8.8 percent. The Camry Hybrid, which went on sale in late April, reported sales of 2,806 units in October. The all-new Yaris subcompact, which went on sale in March, posted sales totaling 6,398 units. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted October sales of 8,733.

Toyota Division light truck sales were up 27 percent, with a best-ever October total of 72,050 units. Light truck sales were led by the Sienna with monthly sales of 11,870, up 11.4 percent over the same period last year. The RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) reported best-ever October sales of 11,154, up 163.1 percent over the same period last year. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which went on sale in March, reported sales of 5,334 units. The Tundra full-size pickup truck reported October sales of 10,046, up 17.1 percent over the same period last year. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 1,643 units for the month. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined October sales of 10,296, an increase of 18.1 percent.

Scion reported October sales of 12,344 units. The tC sports coupe led the way with October sales of 5,788 units. Scion xB sales were up 1.3 percent, posting monthly sales of 3,963 units. The Scion xA posted sales of 2,593 units, an increase of 2.1 percent.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars posted best-ever October sales of 14,373 units, an increase of 23.4 percent over October 2005. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever October sales of 6,357 units, up 46.7 percent. The IS 250 and IS 350 luxury sport sedans recorded combined best-ever October sales of 3,464 units, an increase of 40.6 percent. The LS 430 and the all-new LS 460 reported combined sales of 2,097 units, an increase of 33.2 percent.

Lexus Division light trucks reported October sales totaling 9,633 units. The 2006 RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 1,239 units for the month. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined October sales of 7,250 units.

TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 1,595,581 units. In October, hybrid sales posted 14,598 units.

There were 25 selling days this sales month compared to 26 selling days last October.

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                           TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
                        (INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
                              October, 2006

                    ----- CURRENT MONTH -----   -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
                                       DSR %                          DSR %
                      2006     2005    CHG          2006      2005    CHG

  YARIS              6,398        0       --      58,146         0       --
  COROLLA           24,642   26,870     -4.6     330,995   292,296     13.2
  CAMRY             33,812   32,323      8.8     374,717   368,672      1.6
  AVALON             7,024    8,195    -10.9      73,929    78,315     -5.6
  PRIUS              8,733    9,939     -8.6      89,672    90,981     -1.4
  SCION xA           2,593    2,640      2.1      28,399    23,664     20.0
  SCION xB           3,963    4,070      1.3      54,495    45,452     19.9
  SCION tC           5,788    6,682     -9.9      69,045    63,149      9.3
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   DIV. PASS. CAR   92,955   90,756      6.5   1,079,432   967,928     11.5
  ES 350             6,357    4,507     46.7      60,573    56,170      7.8
  LS 430/460         2,097    1,637     33.2      12,068    22,053    -45.3
  SC 430               458      761    -37.4       4,955     6,905    -28.2
  GS 300             1,793    2,279    -18.2      20,012    22,611    -11.5
  GS 430/450h          204      366    -42.0       3,230     4,796    -32.7
  IS 250/350         3,464    2,563     40.6      45,130     6,824    561.3
  TOTAL LEXUS
   PASS. CAR        14,373   12,113     23.4     145,968   119,359     22.3
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   PASS. CAR       107,328  102,869      8.5   1,225,400 1,087,287     12.7
  SIENNA            11,870   11,081     11.4     133,644   134,496     -0.6
  RAV4              11,154    4,409    163.1     126,838    60,875    108.4
  FJ CRUISER         5,334        0       --      44,917         0       --
  4RUNNER            6,242    8,057    -19.4      86,776    85,269      1.8
  HIGHLANDER        10,296    9,063     18.1     106,994   116,424     -8.1
  LAND CRUISER         282      319     -8.1       2,744     4,040    -32.1
  SEQUOIA            2,705    2,664      5.6      28,078    36,654    -23.4
  TOTAL SUV         36,013   24,512     52.8     396,347   303,262     30.7
  4X2 TACOMA         7,855    8,406     -2.8      87,886    83,425      5.3
  4X4 TACOMA         6,266    6,080      7.2      60,147    56,175      7.1
  TOTAL TACOMA      14,121   14,486      1.4     148,033   139,600      6.0
  TUNDRA            10,046    8,919     17.1     101,571   100,005      1.6
  TOTAL PICKUP      24,167   23,405      7.4     249,604   239,605      4.2
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   DIV. LT TRUCK    72,050   58,998     27.0     779,595   677,363     15.1
  LX 470               512      657    -19.0       4,647     6,876    -32.4
  GX 470             1,871    2,549    -23.7      20,348    26,884    -24.3
  RX 350/400h        7,250    8,012     -5.9      87,517    88,941     -1.6
  TOTAL LEXUS
   LIGHT TRUCK       9,633   11,218    -10.7     112,512   122,701     -8.3
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   LIGHT TRUCK      81,683   70,216     21.0     892,107   800,064     11.5
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   DIV.            165,005  149,754     14.6   1,859,027 1,645,291     13.0
  TOTAL LEXUS       24,006   23,331      7.0     258,480   242,060      6.8
  TOTAL TOYOTA     189,011  173,085     13.6   2,117,507 1,887,351     12.2
  MEMO:
  DOM. COROLLA      22,606   25,847     -9.0     284,422   283,276      0.4
  DOM. CAMRY        26,779   29,912     -6.9     307,552   345,417    -11.0
  DOM. PICKUP       24,167   23,405      7.4     249,604   239,605      4.2
  DOM. RX 350        5,693    4,937     19.9      61,475    55,570     10.6

  SELLING DAYS          25       26                  255       255

  TOYOTA DIV.
   IMPORT CAR       36,546   26,802     41.8     413,529   260,920     58.5
  LEXUS IMPORT CAR  14,373   12,113     23.4     145,968   119,359     22.3
  TOYOTA DIV NA
   BUILT CARS       56,409   63,954     -8.3     665,903   707,008     -5.8
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   CARS            107,328  102,869      8.5   1,225,400 1,087,287     12.7

  TOYOTA DIV.
   IMPORT LT TRUCK  33,308   21,848     58.6     368,269   266,608     38.1
  LEXUS IMPORT
   LT TRUCK          3,940    6,281    -34.8      51,037    67,131    -24.0
  TOYOTA DIV NA
   BUILT LT TRUCK   38,742   37,150      8.5     411,326   410,755      0.1
  LEXUS NA BUILT
   LT TRUCK          5,693    4,937     19.9      61,475    55,570     10.6
  TOTAL TOYOTA
   LT TRUCK         81,683   70,216     21.0     892,107   800,064     11.5

  SPORT UTILITY
   VEHICLES         40,312   35,730     17.3     463,942   425,963      8.9
  Memo: Lexus
   Sport Utility     9,633   11,218    -10.7     112,512   122,701     -8.3

  SMALL VANS        11,870   11,081     11.4     133,644   134,496     -0.6
  PICKUPS           24,167   23,405      7.4     249,604   239,605      4.2

  * NORTH AMERICAN
    BUILT VEHICLES
  COROLLA           22,606   25,847     -9.0     284,422   283,276      0.4
  CAMRY             26,779   29,912     -6.9     307,552   345,417    -11.0
  AVALON             7,024    8,195    -10.9      73,929    78,315     -5.6
  SIENNA            11,870   11,081     11.4     133,644   134,496     -0.6
  PICKUP            24,167   23,405      7.4     249,604   239,605      4.2
  SEQUOIA            2,705    2,664      5.6      28,078    36,654    -23.4
  RX 350             5,693    4,937     19.9      61,475    55,570     10.6
  TOTAL            100,844  106,041     -1.1   1,138,704 1,173,333     -3.0
  N.A. VEHICLES %
   OF TOTAL          53.4%    61.3%                53.8%     62.2%

  SELLING DAYS          25       26                  255       255
  DSR = DAILY
   SELLING RATE

  
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