Toyota Canada Inc. August sales increase by 4.8%

  • Fourth straight monthly record for truck sales
  • Best month ever for RAV4 sales
  • 100,000 hybrid vehicles sold

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) sold 18,487 vehicles in August, up 4.8% versus 2013.

TCI truck sales of 8,978, up 9.2% compared to last year, set an all-time best for August, a fourth consecutive monthly record. That achievement was enabled by the best month of sales ever for the RAV4, with 3,660 sold, up 32.2% over last year.

Toyota car sales also posted an increase compared to 2013, with sales of 8,289 vehicles representing a rise of 3.4%. Corolla sales were particularly robust, at 4,680, up 18.3% over 2013.  

August marked a notable milestone for hybrid vehicle sales, as TCI surpassed 100,000 since the first one was sold nearly 15 years ago. Of all the hybrids sold in Canada since 2000, more than three quarters have come from Toyota and Lexus.

Toyota sales highlights for August 2014 (vs. 2013)

  • Toyota sales: 16,546 (up 6.8%)
  • Passenger car sales: 8,289 (up 3.4%)
    • Corolla sales: 4,680 (up 18.3%)
    • Yaris sales: 937 (up 33.5%)
  • Truck sales: 8,257 (up 10.4%) :: new August record :: fourth straight month of record sales
    • RAV4 sales: 3,660 (up 32.2%) :: Best month ever :: second straight month of record sales 
    • Sienna sales: 1,230 (up 4.0%)
    • Tundra sales: 800 (up 28.4%)   
    • 4Runner sales: 391 (up 41.7%)

Lexus sales highlights for August 2014 (vs. 2013)

  • Lexus sales: 1,534
  • Luxury car sales: 813  
    • ES sales: 227 (up 22%)
    • ESh sales: 78 (up 5.4%)
    • GS sales: 54 (up 22.7%)
  • Luxury SUV sales: 721
    • RX sales: 633
    • RXh sales: 51 (up 6.3%)
    • GX sales: 25 (up 38.9%)

Scion sales highlights for August 2014 (versus 2013)

  • Scion sales: 407
    • FR-S sales: 180 (up 4%)

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About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.  Incorporated in 1964, Toyota has sold more than 4 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships.  Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCIÕs head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.  Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.  Toyota Motor Manufacturing Cambridge (TMMC) also manufactures the Toyota RAV4 EV for the North American market.  TMMC is the only manufacturer in Canada to assemble both hybrid and electric vehicles.

SOURCE Toyota Canada Inc.

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