Toyota Camry Sales Return to Form in Q1

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It seems that Toyota had a double helping of good news when it tallied up the March sales figures. Not only did they achieve the best Prius sales ever, thanks in part to the arrival of the Prius C, but sales of their popular midsize model have been encouraging.
During the first quarter of 2012, a total of 105,405 units of the Toyota Camry were sold in America, placing it on top of the sales charts ahead of the Nissan Altima. The lead is not what it used to be in the glory days, just nine thousand units, but still enough to lead industry analysts to suggest the Camry could finally brake the 400,000-unit annual mark for the first time since 2008.

Still, the American market has already seen the launch of the 2013 Malibu sedan from Chevrolet. Another strong contender is the Nisan Altima, a refreshed version of which has just been revealed at the New York Auto Show. The Mexican-built Ford Fusion will arrive in the third Quarter, and consumers are increasingly shifting toward compact sedans with better mileage. The midsize battle will be a hard-fought one in 2012.
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