Toyota Reports August 2006 Sales


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TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 1 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever August sales of 240,178 vehicles, an increase of 12.6 percent over August 2005. Calendar-year-to-date (CYTD) sales total 1,705,546 units, up 11.0 percent over the same period last year.

"We are grateful to have the fuel-efficient models today's market demands," said TMS Executive Vice President Jim Lentz. "But it's the strength of our dealer network which is proving increasingly central to our growth."

The Toyota Division posted best-ever August sales of 209,104, up 13.6 percent. The Lexus Division reported best-ever August sales with 31,074 units sold, an increase of 6.4 percent.

Toyota Division

Toyota Division passenger cars recorded best-ever August sales of 125,768, up 14.7 percent over the same period last year. Passenger car sales were led by the Corolla, which posted best-ever August sales of 34,971 and an increase of 7.4 percent over last August. The Camry Hybrid, which went on sale in late April, reported sales of 4,977 units in August. Total Camry enjoyed combined August sales of 42,227 units, up 1.9 percent. The all-new Yaris subcompact, which went on sale in March, posted sales totaling 11,392 units for the month. The Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan posted best-ever August sales of 11,177, an increase of 9.3 percent.

Toyota Division light truck sales were up 12 percent, with a best-ever August total of 83,336 units. Light truck sales were led by the RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) with all-time best-ever monthly sales of 14,363, up 87.4 percent over the same period last year. The all-new FJ Cruiser, which went on sale in March, reported sales of 6,259 units. The Highlander Hybrid gas-electric mid-size SUV reported sales of 2,581 units for the month. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid posted combined August sales of 11,645.

Scion reported all-time best-ever monthly sales with 19,252 units sold. The tC sports coupe led the way with unsurpassed monthly sales of 9,185 units, up 18.5 percent. Scion xB sales were up 35.1 percent, posting monthly sales of 6,956 units. The xA posted sales of 3,111 units, up 6.8 percent.

Lexus Division

Lexus passenger cars posted all-time best-ever sales of 18,376 units, an increase of 21.0 percent over August 2005. Passenger car sales were led by the all-new ES 350 luxury sedan with best-ever August sales of 7,973 units, up 4.5 percent. The IS luxury sport sedans reported all-time best-ever sales of 5,553 units, a 710.2 percent increase over last August. The IS 250 sales totaled 3,890, with the IS 350 recording sales of 1,663 units. The all-new limited-production GS 450h luxury hybrid performance sedan posted sales of 192 units, while combined sales of the GS 430 and GS 450h totaled 362 units. The V6 powered GS 300 added 2,609 units to the GS series total.

Lexus Division light trucks reported August sales totaling 12,698 units. The 2006 RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV reported sales of 1,514 units for the month. The RX 350 and RX 400h enjoyed combined August sales of 9,805 units.

TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 126,249 units. In August, hybrids sales posted 25,994 units.

Sales of North American-built vehicles accounted for 48.9 percent of total August sales. There were 27 selling days this sales month compared to 26 selling days last August.

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                            TOYOTA  RETAIL  SALES
                          (INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
                                 August, 2006

                          -- CURRENT MONTH --   -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
                                          DSR %                        DSR %
                          2006     2005    CHG       2006       2005    CHG

  YARIS                 11,392        0     --     44,214          0     --
  COROLLA               34,971   31,369    7.4    274,074    235,980   16.1
  CAMRY                 42,227   39,896    1.9    302,636    299,507    1.0
  AVALON                 6,747    9,020  -28.0     58,540     61,413   -4.7
  PRIUS                 11,177    9,850    9.3     70,447     72,849   -3.3
  SCION xA               3,111    2,805    6.8     22,905     18,224   25.7
  SCION xB               6,956    4,959   35.1     44,997     36,923   21.9
  SCION tC               9,185    7,464   18.5     55,498     50,231   10.5
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
   PASS. CAR           125,768  105,572   14.7    873,341    780,392   11.9
  ES 350                 7,973    7,345    4.5     48,365     46,603    3.8
  LS 430                 1,386    2,548  -47.6      9,073     18,519  -51.0
  SC 430                   493      738  -35.7      4,040      5,537  -27.0
  GS 300                 2,609    2,811  -10.6     15,734     17,975  -12.5
  GS 430/450h              362      524  -33.5      2,805      4,048  -30.7
  IS 250/350             5,553      660  710.2     37,347      3,793  884.6
  TOTAL LEXUS PASS.
   CAR                  18,376   14,626   21.0    117,364     96,475   21.7
  TOTAL TOYOTA PASS.
   CAR                 144,144  120,198   15.5    990,705    876,867   13.0
  SIENNA                12,807   14,479  -14.8    107,426    110,836   -3.1
  RAV4                  14,363    7,380   87.4    104,133     50,723  105.3
  FJ CRUISER             6,259        0     --     34,037          0     --
  4RUNNER                8,302    8,746   -8.6     72,514     70,132    3.4
  HIGHLANDER            11,645   13,042  -14.0     85,001     97,677  -13.0
  LAND CRUISER             286      461  -40.3      2,149      3,425  -37.3
  SEQUOIA                2,479    3,162  -24.5     22,030     31,656  -30.4
  TOTAL SUV             43,334   32,791   27.3    319,864    253,613   26.1
  4X2 TACOMA             9,567    9,602   -4.1     70,393     66,278    6.2
  4X4 TACOMA             6,455    6,538   -4.9     46,832     44,204    5.9
  TOTAL TACOMA          16,022   16,140   -4.4    117,225    110,482    6.1
  TUNDRA                11,173    8,255   30.3     78,916     83,833   -5.9
  TOTAL PICKUP          27,195   24,395    7.3    196,141    194,315    0.9
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT
   TRUCK                83,336   71,665   12.0    623,431    558,764   11.6
  LX 470                   435      889  -52.9      3,645      5,455  -33.2
  GX 470                 2,458    2,966  -20.2     16,186     22,046  -26.6
  RX 350/400h            9,805    9,644   -2.1     71,579     72,717   -1.6
  TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT
   TRUCK                12,698   13,499   -9.4     91,410    100,218   -8.8
  TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT
   TRUCK                96,034   85,164    8.6    714,841    658,982    8.5
  TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.    209,104  177,237   13.6  1,496,772  1,339,156   11.8
  TOTAL LEXUS           31,074   28,125    6.4    208,774    196,693    6.1
  TOTAL TOYOTA         240,178  205,362   12.6  1,705,546  1,535,849   11.0
  MEMO:
  DOM. COROLLA          29,044   30,354   -7.9    233,692    229,091    2.0
  DOM. CAMRY            31,314   35,453  -14.9    250,188    281,844  -11.2
  DOM. PICKUP           27,195   24,395    7.3    196,141    194,315    0.9
  DOM. RX 330            7,778    5,689   31.7     49,049     45,423    8.0

  SELLING DAYS              27       26               204        204

  TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
   CAR                  58,663   30,745   83.7    330,921    208,044   59.1
  LEXUS IMPORT CAR      18,376   14,626   21.0    117,364     96,475   21.7
  TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
   CARS                 67,105   74,827  -13.6    542,420    572,348   -5.2
  TOTAL TOYOTA CARS    144,144  120,198   15.5    990,705    876,867   13.0

  TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
   LT TRUCK             40,855   29,629   32.8    297,834    221,957   34.2
  LEXUS IMPORT LT
   TRUCK                 4,920    7,810  -39.3     42,361     54,795  -22.7
  TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
   LT TRUCK             42,481   42,036   -2.7    325,597    336,807   -3.3
  LEXUS NA BUILT LT
   TRUCK                 7,778    5,689   31.7     49,049     45,423    8.0
  TOTAL TOYOTA LT
   TRUCK                96,034   85,164    8.6    714,841    658,982    8.5

  SPORT UTILITY
   VEHICLES             49,773   46,290    3.5    377,237    353,831    6.6
     Memo: Lexus Sport
      Utility           12,698   13,499   -9.4     91,410    100,218   -8.8

  SMALL VANS            12,807   14,479  -14.8    107,426    110,836   -3.1
  PICKUPS               27,195   24,395    7.3    196,141    194,315    0.9

  * NORTH AMERICAN
   BUILT VEHICLES
  COROLLA               29,044   30,354   -7.9    233,692    229,091    2.0
  CAMRY                 31,314   35,453  -14.9    250,188    281,844  -11.2
  AVALON                 6,747    9,020  -28.0     58,540     61,413   -4.7
  SIENNA                12,807   14,479  -14.8    107,426    110,836   -3.1
  PICKUP                27,195   24,395    7.3    196,141    194,315    0.9
  SEQUOIA                2,479    3,162  -24.5     22,030     31,656  -30.4
  RX 330                 7,778    5,689   31.7     49,049     45,423    8.0
  TOTAL                117,364  122,552   -7.8    917,066    954,578   -3.9
  N.A. VEHICLES % OF
   TOTAL                  48.9%    59.7%             53.8%      62.2%

  SELLING DAYS              27       26               204        204
  DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE


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