Toyota June 2012 Sales Boom – Continuing Trend
Another month has passed in 2012 and another big month for Toyota that saw total sales grow by 60.3 percent versus June 2011.Toyota sales grew in large part due to their small car division which sold nearly 91,000 units, up 68.1 percent. The Tundra sold 8,693 units which was 31.4 percent better than a year ago. For the year, the Toyota Tundra has now sold 45,111 versus 39,848 (+13.2%) this time last year.
Strong Tundra sales in June made it the 6th best selling truck so far this year according to Pickuptrucks.com. Their tally of best-selling rtrucks include:
|Rank||YTD Sales||YTD vs. 2011||Year-Over-Year||Monthly Sales||vs. June 2011|
|1||Ford F-Series||+14.0%||June 2012||55,025||+10.9%|
|2||Chevrolet Silverado||+6.4%||June 2012||33,566||+3.0%|
|3||Ram Trucks||+23.8%||June 2012||23,951||+12.1%|
|4||GMC Sierra||+7.9%||June 2012||12,479||+0.8%|
|5||Toyota Tacoma||+27.0%||June 2012||11,864||+45.9%|
|6||Toyota Tundra||+13.2%||June 2012||8,693||+31.4%|
|7||Nissan Frontier||+25.4%||June 2012||5,651||+27.6%|
|8||Chevrolet Colorado||+33.2%||June 2012||4,124||+37.0%|
|9||Ford Ranger *||-38.6%||June 2012||916||-85.9%|
|10||Chevrolet Avalanche||+26.2%||June 2012||1,719||+3.1%|
|11||Nissan Titan||+20.3%||June 2012||2,332||+41.6%|
|12||Honda Ridgeline||+40.2%||June 2012||1,185||+101.9%|
|13||GMC Canyon||+36.0%||June 2012||880||+19.1%|
|14||Cadillac Escalade EXT||-9.2%||June 2012||142||0%|
* No longer in production but still being sold.
“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.”
We would be remiss if we didn’t point out that another big factor in Toyota posting large increases is that dealerships struggled with acquiring inventory last year after natural disasters rocked Japan and Thailand. These disasters vastly affected the companies production of vehicles causing a global shortage.
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