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Toyota US Sales Up 60% in June 2012

The US auto market grew by an unexpected 22 percent in June, and perhaps the biggest gains were seen by Toyota, signaling that the days when its market share was up for grabs are over.
2012 Toyota Camry 1 photo
On an unadjusted basis, Toyota Motor Sales USA sales were up 60.3 percent in June 2012, compared to the same month a year ago. For the first half of the year, the Japanese automaker delivered 1,046,096 cars, meaning their sales were up 28.7 percent.

Passenger car sales were led by Camry and Camry Hybrid with combined sales of 32,107 units, and Corolla reported combined June sales of 26,647 units. Lexus delivered 10,247 cars in June, which is about double what they achieved last year.

“June and first-half year sales were driven by consumer interest in our new models including the Prius c, the newest member of the Prius family, and the Camry, the best-selling car in America," said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "We expect to see continued stability in the automotive market during the second half of 2012 thanks to pent-up demand, low interest rates and a continued influx of new products."


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