Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported March 2018 sales of 222,782 vehicles, an increase of 3.5 percent from March 2017 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in March 2018 compared to March 2017, sales were down 0.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
Toyota Division posted March sales of 195,750 units, up 4.5 percent on a volume basis and up 0.8 percent on a DSR basis. For the first quarter, Toyota posted sales of 572,033 units, up 7.4 percent on a volume basis and up 4.6 percent on a DSR basis.
“Strong Camry sales in March, combined with continuing record light truck results, paved the way to our best first-quarter in 10 years,” said Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division.
“With the all-new Avalon and Corolla Hatchback on sale this spring, we’re heading into the second quarter with confidence that our sales momentum will continue.”
Lexus posted March sales of 27,032 vehicles, down 3.2 percent on a volume basis and down 6.7 percent on a DSR basis. For the first quarter, Lexus posted sales of 64,211 units, up 3.8 percent on a volume basis and up 1.1 percent on a DSR basis.
“Lexus turned in a solid first quarter with a nearly 4.0 percent sales increase year-over-year,” said Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager, Lexus division.
“Our success was fueled by strong demand for our LUVs, like the compact NX and new three-row RXL, combined with the launch of our new flagship LS sedan. And with even more products on the way, like the all-new UX that we just launched in New York, Lexus has great momentum heading into the rest of 2018.”