Toyota Reports August 2007 Sales


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TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 4 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported August sales of 233,471 vehicles, a decrease of 2.8 percent from August 2006.

"Reduced credit tied to the subprime squeeze challenged consumer confidence this month," said Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "We're holding our own on the strength of a strong dealer body, sustained brand loyalty and a lineup of fresh quality products."

The Toyota Division posted August sales of 201,272, down 3.7 percent from last August. The Lexus Division reported best-ever August sales of 32,199 units, an increase of 3.6 percent.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded August sales of 115,718, a decrease of eight percent from last August. Passenger car sales were led by Camry, which posted August sales of 42,658, up one percent over the same period last year. Camry Hybrid reported sales of 4,284 units in August. The Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted best-ever August sales of 14,055, an increase of 25.7 percent over August 2006. Corolla reported August sales of 30,491 units.

Toyota Division light truck sales were up 2.7 percent, with a best-ever August total of 85,554 units. Light truck sales were led by the all-new Tundra full-size pickup with best-ever August sales of 18,919, an increase of 69.3 percent over the year-ago month. The RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) reported all-time best-ever August sales of 15,916, up 10.8 percent over the same period last year. Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined August sales of 9,514.

Scion posted August sales of 14,773 units. The tC sports coupe led the way with August sales of 6,590 units. The xB urban utility vehicle posted sales of 5,329 units for the month.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars reported best-ever August sales of 19,789 units, an increase of 7.7 percent over August 2006. Passenger car sales were led by the ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever August sales of 8,646 units, an increase of 8.4 percent over the year-ago month. The all-new LS luxury sedan reported combined sales of 3,164, an increase of 128.3 percent over last August.

Lexus Division light trucks reported August sales totaling 12,410 units. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined August sales of 10,032 units, up 2.3 percent over August 2006. The RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle reported sales of 1,172 units for the month.

TMS Hybrids

TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 189,945 units, an increase of 50 percent over the same period last year. In August, TMS posted sales of 20,286 hybrid vehicles, down one percent from last August. Toyota Division posted sales of 18,717 hybrids, remaining flat compared to the same period last year. Lexus Division posted sales of 1,569 hybrids.

  There were 27 selling days this sales month and last August.
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                            TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
                          (INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
                                 August, 2007

                        ---- CURRENT MONTH ----  -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
                                          DSR %                        DSR %
                          2007     2006    CHG       2007       2006    CHG

  YARIS                  7,861   11,392  -31.0     62,509     44,214   40.7
  COROLLA               30,491   34,971  -12.8    262,431    274,074   -4.7
  CAMRY                 42,658   42,227    1.0    324,702    302,636    6.8
  AVALON                 5,880    6,747  -12.9     48,494     58,540  -17.6
  PRIUS                 14,055   11,177   25.7    124,620     70,447   76.0
  SCION xA                 190    3,111  -93.9      9,394     22,905  -59.2
  SCION xB               5,329    6,956  -23.4     28,990     44,997  -35.9
  SCION tC               6,590    9,185  -28.3     46,369     55,498  -16.9
  SCION xD               2,664        0       -     2,664          0       -
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
   PASS. CAR           115,718  125,768   -8.0    910,177    873,341    3.7
  ES 350                 8,646    7,973    8.4     55,953     48,365   15.1
  LS 460                 3,164    1,386  128.3     23,432      9,073  157.0
  SC 430                   298      493  -39.6      2,698      4,040  -33.5
  GS 300                 2,161    2,609  -17.2     14,058     15,734  -11.1
  GS 430/450h              139      362  -61.6      1,364      2,805  -51.6
  IS 250/350             5,381    5,553   -3.1     37,949     37,347    1.1
  TOTAL LEXUS PASS.
   CAR                  19,789   18,376    7.7    135,454    117,364   14.9
  TOTAL TOYOTA PASS.
   CAR                 135,507  144,144   -6.0  1,045,631    990,705    5.0
  SIENNA                11,099   12,807  -13.3     96,047    107,426  -11.0
  RAV4                  15,916   14,363   10.8    117,534    104,133   12.3
  FJ CRUISER             4,802    6,259  -23.3     38,684     34,037   13.1
  4RUNNER                8,312    8,302    0.1     59,182     72,514  -18.8
  HIGHLANDER             9,514   11,645  -18.3     83,121     85,001   -2.7
  LAND CRUISER             181      286  -36.7      1,589      2,149  -26.4
  SEQUOIA                1,717    2,479  -30.7     16,299     22,030  -26.4
  TOTAL SUV             40,442   43,334   -6.7    316,409    319,864   -1.6
  4X2 TACOMA             9,060    9,567   -5.3     72,119     70,393    2.0
  4X4 TACOMA             6,034    6,455   -6.5     49,400     46,832    5.0
  TOTAL TACOMA          15,094   16,022   -5.8    121,519    117,225    3.2
  TUNDRA                18,919   11,173   69.3    124,909     78,916   57.5
  TOTAL PICKUP          34,013   27,195   25.1    246,428    196,141   25.0
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT
   TRUCK                85,554   83,336    2.7    658,884    623,431    5.2
  LX 470                   221      435  -49.2      1,972      3,645  -46.2
  GX 470                 2,157    2,458  -12.2     14,430     16,186  -11.3
  RX 350/400h           10,032    9,805    2.3     67,686     71,579   -5.9
  TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT
   TRUCK                12,410   12,698   -2.3     84,088     91,410   -8.5
  TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT
   TRUCK                97,964   96,034    2.0    742,972    714,841    3.4
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.    201,272  209,104   -3.7  1,569,061  1,496,772    4.3
  TOTAL LEXUS           32,199   31,074    3.6    219,542    208,774    4.6
  TOTAL TOYOTA         233,471  240,178   -2.8  1,788,603  1,705,546    4.4
  MEMO:
  DOM. COROLLA          29,840   29,044    2.7    239,186    233,692    1.9
  DOM. CAMRY            39,823   31,314   27.2    275,247    250,188    9.5
  DOM. PICKUP           34,013   27,195   25.1    246,428    196,141   25.0
  DOM. RX 350            7,607    7,778   -2.2     49,105     49,049   -0.4

  SELLING DAYS              27       27               205        204

  TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
   CAR                  40,175   58,663  -31.5    347,250    330,921    4.4
  LEXUS IMPORT CAR      19,789   18,376    7.7    135,454    117,364   14.9
  TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
   CARS                 75,543   67,105   12.6    562,927    542,420    3.3
  TOTAL TOYOTA CARS    135,507  144,144   -6.0  1,045,631    990,705    5.0

  TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
   LT TRUCK             38,725   40,855   -5.2    300,110    297,834    0.3
  LEXUS IMPORT LT
   TRUCK                 4,803    4,920   -2.4     34,983     42,361  -17.8
  TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
   LT TRUCK             46,829   42,481   10.2    358,774    325,597    9.7
  LEXUS NA BUILT LT
   TRUCK                 7,607    7,778   -2.2     49,105     49,049   -0.4
  TOTAL TOYOTA LT
   TRUCK                97,964   96,034    2.0    742,972    714,841    3.4

  SPORT UTILITY
   VEHICLES             48,050   49,773   -3.5    361,813    377,237   -4.6
    Memo: Lexus Sport
     Utility            12,410   12,698   -2.3     84,088     91,410   -8.5

  SMALL VANS            11,099   12,807  -13.3     96,047    107,426  -11.0
  PICKUPS               34,013   27,195   25.1    246,428    196,141   25.0

  * NORTH AMERICAN
   BUILT VEHICLES
  COROLLA               29,840   29,044    2.7    239,186    233,692    1.9
  CAMRY                 39,823   31,314   27.2    275,247    250,188    9.5
  AVALON                 5,880    6,747  -12.9     48,494     58,540  -17.6
  SIENNA                11,099   12,807  -13.3     96,047    107,426  -11.0
  PICKUP                34,013   27,195   25.1    246,428    196,141   25.0
  SEQUOIA                1,717    2,479  -30.7     16,299     22,030  -26.4
  RX 350                 7,607    7,778   -2.2     49,105     49,049   -0.4
  TOTAL                129,979  117,364   10.7    970,806    917,066    5.3
  N.A. VEHICLES % OF
   TOTAL                  55.7%    48.9%             54.3%      53.8%

  SELLING DAYS              27       27               205        204
  DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE

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