TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) today reported sales
of 17,669 Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, trucks and SUVs in March 2011,
down 10.7% from a year earlier.
As a result, 2011 sales were down 10.7%, but represented an 11.1%
increase over the same period in 2009. Several records were recorded
across all 3 TCI brands as both Toyota trucks and Scion achieved best
month ever sales, while Lexus attained a best March ever.
Toyota sales in March 2011
Toyota sold 15,948 cars, trucks and SUVs in March, down 13.7% from the
previous year. Highlights for Toyota in March 2011 (versus March 2010)
Best month ever for Toyota Trucks: up 12% to 7,759;
Best month ever for the Canadian-built RAV4 compact SUV: up 15.7% to
Best March ever for Venza: up 7% to 1,291
Highlander Hybrid mid-size hybrid SUV: up 92.9%;
Sienna minivan: up 72.7%;
4Runner mid-size SUV: up 61.6%;
Highlander mid-size SUV: up 45.3%;
Avalon full-size sedan: up 44.4%.
Lexus sales in March 2011
Lexus sold 1,412 luxury cars and SUVs in March, up 8.4% from the
previous year for the best March ever. This included sales of 221
models of the World's First Luxury Hybrid Sportback, the all-new Lexus
CT 200h, a very strong showing in the first month on the market for
this new gateway into the Lexus brand. Additional highlights for Lexus
in March 2011 (versus March 2010) include:
Lexus luxury car sales: up 18.2%;
Lexus luxury SUV sales: up 0.9%;
GS 450h luxury hybrid sport performance sedan: up 200%;
LX 570 full-size luxury SUV: up 35.7%;
IS series luxury sport sedan: up 18.8%;
RX 350 mid-size luxury SUV: up 14.2%.
Scion sales in March 2011
Scion Canada sold 309 vehicles in March, the best month ever for the
brand. This included the best month ever for two of Scion's three
models - the Scion xD and Scion tC - as Scion continues to attract
young urban drivers to its unique vehicle and lifestyle brand. In
April, 38 new Scion Dealerships will open for business in urban centres
across the country making Scion a true "coast-to-coast" brand and
joining the 46 Dealerships already in operation in Montreal, Toronto
Hope for Japan
Following the earthquake and tsunami in March, TCI is grateful for the
leadership provided by Canadian Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers in
raising funds to support relief efforts. A campaign has been launched
under the banner Hope for Japan. Links to make donations can be found
on each of the brand websites (toyota.ca, lexus.ca and scionnation.ca).
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of
Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota is the first
full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety
System standard on every 2011 vehicle. The Star Safety System includes
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock
Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake
Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI's head office is in
Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and
Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.
SOURCE Toyota Canada Inc.
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