Strong start to 2017 for Toyota Canada Inc. with January sales record

  • Hybrid vehicle sales record for third consecutive month
  • Record sales of Lexus vehicles for seventh straight month

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) has started 2017 the same way it ended 2016 – with a sales record.  TCI set a new January sales record with 12,176 vehicles sold, up 1.1% compared to last year.

A January record was also set for Toyota brand vehicles, with 10,863 units sold, up 0.9% compared to last year.

Strong hybrid and truck sales continuing in the New Year

Sales of hybrid vehicles by TCI continued to gain momentum to start 2017, with a January record of 1,071 vehicles sold, up 2.3% compared to last year. It's the company's third consecutive monthly record for hybrid sales and includes a January record for sales of Toyota brand hybrids, at 972 units, up 6.7% compared to 2016.   

TCI trucks also continue a strong sales trend into 2017 with a record month, at 8,039 units, up 4.2% compared to 2016. Led by the RAV4, Toyota-brand truck sales set a record January with 7,013 units sold, up 2.9% compared to 2016. 

Another record month for Lexus

January also marked the seventh straight monthly record for the sales of Lexus luxury vehicles, with 1,313 units sold, up 3.1% compared to 2016. It was a particularly strong month for Lexus SUV sales, with a January record of 1,026 sold, up 14%.

January sales highlights for specific vehicles

  • Toyota RAV4 sales of 2,693 units, up 8.5% (new January record), including 388 hybrid units, up 20.9% (new January record)
  • Toyota Corolla sales of 2,527 units, up 16.2%
  • Toyota Highlander sales of 1,074 units, up 33.3% (new January record)
  • Lexus RX sales of 554 units, up 5.7% (new January record)
  • Toyota 4Runner sales of 519 units, up 11.6%
  • Lexus NX sales of 356 units, up 16.3%

 

About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.  Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships.  Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCI's 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. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.

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