Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its U.S. May 2017 sales of 218,248 units, a decline of 0.5 percent from May last year on a volume basis. With another selling day in May this year compared with May last year, sales dropped 4.5 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.
Toyota published May 2017 sales of 192,847 units, rise of 0.1 percent on a volume basis, and drop of 3.9 percent on a DSR basis.
“Although down from 2016, the automobile market is still delighting in a solid year in 2017, with light trucks continuing to shine,” stated Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager, Toyota division. “We continue to see the SUV sector leading the way, with a best-ever May for RAV4, Highlander, and light truck for the Toyota division, where stock remains at healthy levels for our consumers throughout the summer buying season. We are likewise excited at how well the market is accepting our newest model, the C-HR, with its first complete month of sales in May, as our dealers have begun to develop some inventory. Up until now, we are seeing strong interest from a younger group for the C-HR, which is interesting.”
Lexus published sales of 25,401 vehicles in May, drop of 4.8 percent on a volume basis, and drop of 8.6 percent on a DSR basis.
“As we push even more into 2017, Luxury Utility Vehicles continue to lead Lexus sales, with a best-ever May for the NX and our overall LUV lineup,” stated Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “But continued interest in utility cars is not our only news– sales of the LC 500 and LC 500h kicked-off in May to a fantastic start, surpassing our expectations and enabling our new LC owners to experience incredible.”
Highlights of May 2017 are as follow:
* Camry reported sales of 32,547 units
* Total TMNA, Toyota, and Lexus divisions all post new May record for light truck sales
* TMNA light trucks sales increased 12.4 percent
* Toyota division light truck increased over 13 percent
* C-HR posts first full month of sales with 1,848 units
* RAV4 sales increased almost 19 percent; a best-ever May
* Highlander increased 22.5; a best-ever May
* 4Runner increased over 6 percent
* Tacoma increased almost 7 percent
* Tundra increased 9.6 percent
* Lexus division LUV sales increased 7.5 percent
* NX had new best-ever May, volume up 24.3 percent, and up 19.3 on DSR basis
* LX increased almost 38 percent on volume, and up 32.4 percent on a DSR basis
Unless noted stated, all figures show unadjusted raw sales volume.