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Toyota Reports July 2006 Best -Ever Monthly Sales


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TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2006 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported its all-time best-ever monthly sales of 241,826 vehicles, an increase of 16.2 percent over July 2005. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 1,465,368 units, up 10.8 percent over the same period last year.

"Market conditions are playing to traditional Toyota strengths of fuel efficiency, a strong passenger car offerings as well as our comprehensive hybrid lineup," commented Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "We fared reasonably well in the tough truck market, where fuel costs and heavy incentives are ongoing challenges."

The Toyota Division posted its all-time best-ever sales month of 214,867, up 17.7 percent. The Lexus Division reported best-ever July sales with 26,959 units sold, an increase of 5.6 percent.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded all-time best-ever monthly sales of 130,109, up 24.9 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by the Corolla, which posted July sales of 41,800 and an increase of 42.3 percent over last July. The Camry Hybrid, which went on sale in late April, reported sales of 5,023 units in July. Total Camry enjoyed combined July sales of 41,892 units, up 1.3 percent. The all-new Yaris subcompact, which went on sale in March, posted sales totaling 10,137 units for the month. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted July sales of 11,114, an increase of 19.3 percent.

Toyota Division light truck sales were up 8.1 percent, with a best-ever July total of 84,758 units. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) with all-time best-ever monthly sales of 14,755, up 107.5 percent over the same period last year. 4Runner enjoyed July sales of 9,346 units, up 4.4 percent. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which went on sale in March, reported sales of 6,309 units. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid- size SUV reported sales of 2,784 units for the month. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined July sales of 11,999.

Scion reported all-time best-ever monthly sales with 18,408 units sold. The tC sport coupe led the way with unsurpassed monthly sales of 8,780 units, up 15.2 percent. Scion xB sales were up 43.5 percent, posting July sales of 6,666 units. The xA also had July sales totaling 2,962 units, up 21.9 percent.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars posted best-ever July sales with 16,157 units, an increase of 22.1 percent. Passenger car sales were led by the all-new ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever July sales of 7,803 units, up 19.2 percent. The IS luxury sport sedans reported best-ever July sales of 4,848 units, an 877.1 percent increase. The IS 250 sales totaled 3,352, with the IS 350 recording sales of 1,496 units. The all-new limited-production GS 450h luxury hybrid performance sedan posted sales of 157 units, while combined sales of the GS 430 and GS 450h totaled 299 units. The V6 powered GS 300 added 1,776 units to the GS series total.

Lexus Division light trucks reported July sales totaling 10,802 units. The 2006 RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 1,220 units for the month. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined July sales of 8,492 units.

TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales broke the 100,000-unit sales milestone, reporting 105,808 hybrid units. In July, hybrids sales totaled 20,298 units.

Sales of North American-built vehicles accounted for 50.0 percent of total July sales. There were 25 selling days this sales month compared to 26 selling days last July.

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

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

  YARIS                 10,137        0     --     32,822          0     --
  COROLLA               41,800   30,557   42.3    239,103    204,611   17.5
  CAMRY                 41,892   43,004    1.3    260,409    259,611    0.9
  AVALON                 6,757    9,432  -25.5     51,793     52,393   -0.6
  PRIUS                 11,114    9,691   19.3     59,270     62,999   -5.4
  SCION xA               2,962    2,528   21.9     19,794     15,419   29.1
  SCION xB               6,666    4,831   43.5     38,041     31,964   19.7
  SCION tC               8,780    7,929   15.2     46,313     42,767    8.9
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
   PASS. CAR           130,109  108,301   24.9    747,573    674,820   11.4
  ES 350                 7,803    6,810   19.2     40,392     39,258    3.5
  LS 430                   971    2,350  -57.0      7,687     15,971  -51.6
  SC 430                   460      707  -32.3      3,547      4,799  -25.7
  GS 300                 1,776    2,785  -33.7     13,125     15,164  -13.0
  GS 430/450h              299      589  -47.2      2,443      3,524  -30.3
  IS 250/350             4,848      516  877.1     31,794      3,133  920.5
  TOTAL LEXUS PASS.
   CAR                  16,157   13,757   22.1     98,988     81,849   21.6
  TOTAL TOYOTA PASS.
   CAR                 146,266  122,058   24.6    846,561    756,669   12.5
  SIENNA                13,834   18,293  -21.4     94,619     96,357   -1.2
  RAV4                  14,755    7,394  107.5     89,770     43,343  108.3
  FJ CRUISER             6,309        0     --     27,778          0     --
  4RUNNER                9,346    9,309    4.4     64,212     61,386    5.2
  HIGHLANDER            11,999   14,223  -12.3     73,356     84,635  -12.8
  LAND CRUISER             238      451  -45.1      1,863      2,964  -36.8
  SEQUOIA                2,653    4,325  -36.2     19,551     28,494  -31.0
  TOTAL SUV             45,300   35,702   32.0    276,530    220,822   25.9
  4X2 TACOMA             9,412    9,689    1.0     60,826     56,676    7.9
  4X4 TACOMA             5,927    6,721   -8.3     40,377     37,666    7.8
  TOTAL TACOMA          15,339   16,410   -2.8    101,203     94,342    7.9
  TUNDRA                10,285   11,149   -4.1     67,743     75,578   -9.9
  TOTAL PICKUP          25,624   27,559   -3.3    168,946    169,920    0.0
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT
   TRUCK                84,758   81,554    8.1    540,095    487,099   11.5
  LX 470                   341      893  -60.3      3,210      4,566  -29.3
  GX 470                 1,969    2,847  -28.1     13,728     19,080  -27.6
  RX 350/400h            8,492    9,065   -2.6     61,774     63,073   -1.5
  TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT
   TRUCK                10,802   12,805  -12.3     78,712     86,719   -8.7
  TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT
   TRUCK                95,560   94,359    5.3    618,807    573,818    8.4
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.    214,867  189,855   17.7  1,287,668  1,161,919   11.4
  TOTAL LEXUS           26,959   26,562    5.6    177,700    168,568    6.0
  TOTAL TOYOTA         241,826  216,417   16.2  1,465,368  1,330,487   10.8
  MEMO:
  DOM. COROLLA          34,291   29,830   19.6    204,648    198,737    3.6
  DOM. CAMRY            30,917   38,031  -15.5    218,874    246,391  -10.7
  DOM. PICKUP           25,624   27,559   -3.3    168,946    169,920    0.0
  DOM. RX 330            6,760    5,702   23.3     41,271     39,734    4.5

  SELLING DAYS              25       26               177        178

  TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
   CAR                  58,144   31,008   95.0    272,258    177,299   54.4
  LEXUS IMPORT CAR      16,157   13,757   22.1     98,988     81,849   21.6
  TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
   CARS                 71,965   77,293   -3.2    475,315    497,521   -3.9
  TOTAL TOYOTA CARS    146,266  122,058   24.6    846,561    756,669   12.5

  TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
   LT TRUCK             42,647   31,377   41.4    256,979    192,328   34.4
  LEXUS IMPORT LT
   TRUCK                 4,042    7,103  -40.8     37,441     46,985  -19.9
  TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
   LT TRUCK             42,111   50,177  -12.7    283,116    294,771   -3.4
  LEXUS NA BUILT LT
   TRUCK                 6,760    5,702   23.3     41,271     39,734    4.5
  TOTAL TOYOTA LT
   TRUCK                95,560   94,359    5.3    618,807    573,818    8.4

  SPORT UTILITY
   VEHICLES             49,793   48,507    6.8    327,464    307,541    7.1
     Memo: Lexus Sport
      Utility           10,802   12,805  -12.3     78,712     86,719   -8.7

  SMALL VANS            13,834   18,293  -21.4     94,619     96,357   -1.2
  PICKUPS               25,624   27,559   -3.3    168,946    169,920    0.0

  * NORTH AMERICAN
   BUILT VEHICLES
  COROLLA               34,291   29,830   19.6    204,648    198,737    3.6
  CAMRY                 30,917   38,031  -15.5    218,874    246,391  -10.7
  AVALON                 6,757    9,432  -25.5     51,793     52,393   -0.6
  SIENNA                13,834   18,293  -21.4     94,619     96,357   -1.2
  PICKUP                25,624   27,559   -3.3    168,946    169,920    0.0
  SEQUOIA                2,653    4,325  -36.2     19,551     28,494  -31.0
  RX 330                 6,760    5,702   23.3     41,271     39,734    4.5
  TOTAL                120,836  133,172   -5.6    799,702    832,026   -3.3
  N.A. VEHICLES % OF
   TOTAL                 50.0%    61.5%             54.6%      62.5%

  SELLING DAYS              25       26               177        178
  DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE