April Auto Sales: Toyota

AP News
Posted: May 03, 2011 6:12 PM
April Auto Sales: Toyota

Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday its U.S. sales rose 1.3 percent in April from the same month a year ago, as demand for its fuel-efficient cars was curtailed by shortages from the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

BY THE NUMBERS: The Japanese automaker sold 159,540 vehicles in April, up from 157,439 a year earlier.

THE DIVISIONS: Lexus, Toyota's luxury division, sold 17,576 cars and SUVs in April, down 4.2 percent. Scion, Toyota's youth-oriented division, sold 5,710 cars, up 59.6 percent.

TOP SELLERS: Toyota sold 30,443 Camrys in April. The Camry was the best-selling car in the U.S. for the month. The company sold 24,215 Corollas.

HOT MODELS: Sales of the Scion tC sedan surged 120 percent. Sales of the Lexus GX crossover rose 32 percent, while the Toyota Sienna minivan climbed 27 percent.