Toyota Reports 2006 and December Sales


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TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2007 -- With eleven consecutive years of record-breaking sales, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported total best-ever year-end sales of 2,542,524 vehicles, up 12.9 percent over 2005.

"2006 was a respectable year for the industry if you consider the strain of erratic fuel prices and a housing bubble on an industry weaning itself from incentives," said TMS Executive Vice President Jim Lentz.

Camry became the best-selling car in America for the fifth consecutive year and the ninth time in the past decade. Lexus retained its crown as the best-selling luxury brand in America for the seventh consecutive year, selling a total of 322,434 units in 2006, up 6.8 percent over 2005. With overall sales of 173,034, Scion was a significant contributor to the record sales year.

TMS reported best-ever overall sales month results of 228,322, an increase of 16.6 percent over the same period last year.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division recorded best-ever year-end sales of 2,220,090 vehicles, up 13.8 percent. Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever year-end sales of 1,275,119, up 12.4 percent over last year. Passenger car sales were led by Camry, which posted year-end sales of 448,445, an increase of 4.2 percent. Corolla posted year-end sales of 387,388, an increase of 13.9 percent. The all-new Yaris subcompact, which went on sale in March, posted year-end sales totaling 70,308. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted best-ever December sales of 9,291, an increase of 6.9 percent over the year-ago month. Year-end Prius sales reached 106,971 units.

Toyota Division recorded all-time best-ever year-end light truck sales of 944,971, an increase of 15.7 percent. Toyota Division light trucks also reported all-time best-ever December sales of 88,370, up 15.9 percent over the same period last year. Light truck sales were led by Sienna with December sales of 16,090, up 10.5 percent over the same period last year. The RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) reported year-end sales of 152,047, up 116.3 percent over the same period last year. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which went on sale in March, reported year-end sales of 56,225 units. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 2,354 in December. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined December sales of 11,700, up 7.4 percent over the same period last year.

Contributing to the light-truck sales record was the Tacoma pickup truck with December sales of 15,857, up 7.3 percent. Year-end Tacoma sales were 178,351, up 6 percent over 2005.

Scion reported December sales of 10,326 units. The Scion xB urban utility vehicle recorded December sales of 3,330 units with year-end sales totaling 61,306, an increase of 13.8 percent over 2005. The tC sports coupe reported December sales of 4,996 units with year-end sales reaching 79,125 units, an increase of 6.7 percent over 2005.

Lexus Division

Lexus reported best-ever total year-end sales of 322,434, up 6.8 percent over last year, and all-time best-ever overall sales month of 37,235 units, up 9.9 percent over the year-ago month. It was the second consecutive year Lexus posted sales above 300,000 units.

Sales of Lexus passenger cars achieved best-ever year-end results of 183,037 units, an increase of 21.4 percent. Lexus passenger car sales reported best-ever overall sales month results of 20,913 units, an increase of 21.6 percent over the year-ago month. For the month, passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever December sales of 8,736 units, up 34 percent. The ES 350 luxury sedan reported best-ever year-end sales of 75,987 units, up 12.8 percent. The IS 250 and IS 350 luxury sport sedans recorded combined best-ever December sales of 5,538 units and combined best-ever year-end sales of 54,267 units, an increase of 244.8 percent. The all-new LS 460 premium luxury sedan reported December sales of 3,865, an increase of 73 percent, and year-end sales of 19,546 units.

Lexus Division light trucks reported December sales of 16,322 units and year-end sales of 139,397 units. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined best-ever December sales of 12,779 units and year-end sales of 108,348 units. The RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 1,981 units for the month.

TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 191,742 units. In December, hybrids sales posted 17,883 units.

There were 306 selling days in 2006, as compared to 307 selling days in 2005. There were 26 selling days this month, as compared to 27 selling days last December.

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

                        ----- CURRENT MONTH ---  -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --

                                          DSR %                        DSR %
                          2006     2005   CHG        2006       2005   CHG

  YARIS                  6,226        0     --     70,308          0     --
  COROLLA               29,378   25,276   20.7    387,388    341,290   13.9
  CAMRY                 39,539   33,324   23.2    448,445    431,703    4.2
  AVALON                 7,955    8,778   -5.9     88,938     95,318   -6.4
  PRIUS                  9,291    9,027    6.9    106,971    107,897   -0.5
  SCION xA               2,000    2,392  -13.2     32,603     28,033   16.7
  SCION xB               3,330    4,341  -20.3     61,306     54,037   13.8
  SCION tC               4,996    5,724   -9.4     79,125     74,415    6.7
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
   PASS. CAR           102,717   88,887   20.0  1,275,119  1,138,130   12.4
  ES 350                 8,736    6,770   34.0     75,987     67,577   12.8
  LS 430/460             3,865    2,320   73.0     19,546     26,043  -24.7
  SC 430                   486      827  -39.0      5,847      8,360  -29.8
  GS 300                 1,989    2,973  -30.5     23,665     27,807  -14.6
  GS 430/450h              299      458  -32.2      3,725      5,650  -33.9
  IS 250/350             5,538    4,518   27.3     54,267     15,789  244.8
  TOTAL LEXUS PASS.
   CAR                  20,913   17,866   21.6    183,037    151,226   21.4
  TOTAL TOYOTA PASS.
   CAR                 123,630  106,753   20.3  1,458,156  1,289,356   13.5
  SIENNA                16,090   15,115   10.5    163,269    161,380    1.5
  RAV4                  13,784    5,195  175.5    152,047     70,518  116.3
  FJ CRUISER             5,849        0     --     56,225          0     --
  4RUNNER                8,895   10,798  -14.5    103,086    103,829   -0.4
  HIGHLANDER            11,700   11,309    7.4    129,794    137,409   -5.2
  LAND CRUISER             350      464  -21.7      3,376      4,870  -30.5
  SEQUOIA                3,377    5,340  -34.3     34,315     45,904  -25.0
  TOTAL SUV             43,955   33,106   37.9    478,843    362,530   32.5
  4X2 TACOMA             9,040    9,019    4.1    105,127    100,568    4.9
  4X4 TACOMA             6,817    6,334   11.8     73,224     68,263    7.6
  TOTAL TACOMA          15,857   15,353    7.3    178,351    168,831    6.0
  TUNDRA                12,468   15,632  -17.2    124,508    126,529   -1.3
  TOTAL PICKUP          28,325   30,985   -5.1    302,859    295,360    2.9
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT
   TRUCK                88,370   79,206   15.9    944,971    819,270   15.7
  LX 470                   514      947  -43.6      5,595      8,555  -34.4
  GX 470                 3,029    4,599  -31.6     25,454     34,339  -25.6
  RX 350/400h           12,779   11,774   12.7    108,348    108,775   -0.1
  TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT
   TRUCK                16,322   17,320   -2.1    139,397    151,669   -7.8
  TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT
   TRUCK               104,692   96,526   12.6  1,084,368    970,939   12.0
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.    191,087  168,093   18.1  2,220,090  1,957,400   13.8
  TOTAL LEXUS           37,235   35,186    9.9    322,434    302,895    6.8
  TOTAL TOYOTA         228,322  203,279   16.6  2,542,524  2,260,295   12.9
  MEMO:
  DOM. COROLLA          26,068   24,544   10.3    335,054    331,049    1.5
  DOM. CAMRY            28,534   29,784   -0.5    362,901    402,896   -9.6
  DOM. PICKUP           28,325   30,985   -5.1    302,859    295,360    2.9
  DOM. RX 350            8,285    7,167   20.0     75,508     67,589   12.1

  SELLING DAYS              26       27               306        307

  TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
   CAR                  40,160   25,781   61.8    488,226    308,867   58.6
  LEXUS IMPORT CAR      20,913   17,866   21.6    183,037    151,226   21.4
  TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
   CARS                 62,557   63,106    2.9    786,893    829,263   -4.8
  TOTAL TOYOTA CARS    123,630  106,753   20.3  1,458,156  1,289,356   13.5

  TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
   LT TRUCK             40,578   27,766   51.8    444,528    316,626   40.9
  LEXUS IMPORT LT
   TRUCK                 8,037   10,153  -17.8     63,889     84,080  -23.8
  TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
   LT TRUCK             47,792   51,440   -3.5    500,443    502,644   -0.1
  LEXUS NA BUILT LT
   TRUCK                 8,285    7,167   20.0     75,508     67,589   12.1
  TOTAL TOYOTA LT
   TRUCK               104,692   96,526   12.6  1,084,368    970,939   12.0

  SPORT UTILITY
   VEHICLES             54,428   50,426   12.1    562,015    514,199    9.7
     Memo: Lexus Sport
      Utility           16,322   17,320   -2.1    139,397    151,669   -7.8

  SMALL VANS            16,090   15,115   10.5    163,269    161,380    1.5
  PICKUPS               28,325   30,985   -5.1    302,859    295,360    2.9

  * NORTH AMERICAN
     BUILT VEHICLES
  COROLLA               26,068   24,544   10.3    335,054    331,049    1.5
  CAMRY                 28,534   29,784   -0.5    362,901    402,896   -9.6
  AVALON                 7,955    8,778   -5.9     88,938     95,318   -6.4
  SIENNA                16,090   15,115   10.5    163,269    161,380    1.5
  PICKUP                28,325   30,985   -5.1    302,859    295,360    2.9
  SEQUOIA                3,377    5,340  -34.3     34,315     45,904  -25.0
  RX 350                 8,285    7,167   20.0     75,508     67,589   12.1
  TOTAL                118,634  121,713    1.2  1,362,844  1,399,496   -2.3
  N.A. VEHICLES % OF
   TOTAL                  52.0%    59.9%             53.6%      61.9%

  SELLING DAYS              26       27               306        307
  DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE

 
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