18 % year-over-year increase for Toyota, Lexus and Scion :: Camry
remains #1 for third straight month since launch
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) started the year
off with a record-setting 10,660 sales in January.
Toyota sales highlights for January 2012 (vs. January 2011)
Total Toyota sales: 9,565 (up 17.2%)
Toyota car sales: 4,965 (up 13.4%)
Yaris Hatch sales: 476 (up 188.5%)
Prius/Prius v sales: 263 (up 176.8%)
Camry/Camry Hybrid sales: 1,007 (up 168.5%), leads intermediate sedan
segment for third month in a row
Avalon sales: 39 (up 116.7%)
Toyota truck sales: 4,600 (up 21.6%)
RAV4 sales: 1,428 (up 34.5%)
Venza sales: 791 (up 33.2%)
Tacoma sales: 512 (up 22.8%)
Sienna sales: 693 (up 18.7%)
4Runner sales: 234 (up 16.4%)
Toyota hybrid sales: 501 (up 143.2%)
"We are proud to report TCI's best January in history, and we thank our
customers. Our new 2012 models, including the Toyota Camry, Toyota
Yaris Hatch, the all-new Prius v and the updated Tacoma, continue to be
popular with Canadians," said Tony Wearing, Senior Managing Director,
Toyota Canada Inc. "We're also looking forward to bringing Canadians 18
more new or refreshed vehicles in the coming months."
Lexus sales highlights for January 2012 (vs. January 2011)
Total Lexus sales: 810 (up 11.3%)
Lexus luxury cars: 329 (up 25.6%)
CT 200h sales: 88 (first year of sales)
IS 250 C / IS 350 C sales: 17 (up 88.9%)
Lexus luxury SUVs: 481 (up 3.2%)
Lexus hybrid sales: 153 (up 135.4%)
"Our Canadian guests continue to embrace the CT 200h compact luxury
hybrid sportback, which delivers a new, contemporary interpretation of
luxury," said Larry Hutchinson, Senior Executive Director. "With the
imminent launch of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 and its hybrid edition, plus
nine new or refreshed models arriving in the next 12 months, we look
forward to continuing to help Canadian guests pursue more moments of
perfection in 2012."
Scion sales highlights for January 2012 (vs. January 2011)
Total Scion sales: 285 (up 75.9%) , best ever January
xD: 54 (up 86.2%)
tC: 89 (up 74.5%)
iQ: 75 (first month of national sales)
"Scion started the year off strong, with our best-ever January, and the
all-new Scion iQ was our second-best seller in its first full month of
national sales," noted Larry Hutchinson, Senior Executive Director.
"The introduction of our Release Series vehicles for the xD and tC
powered sales of those models. We look forward to building momentum in
2012 with our line-up of highly-customizable, youth-oriented vehicles
and our unique sales process."
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 vehicle starting in 2011. 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
SOURCE Toyota Canada Inc.
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