Toyota posts 7 pct increase in November sales

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Posted: Dec 01, 2011 2:07 PM
Toyota posts 7 pct increase in November sales

Toyota says its U.S. sales rose 7 percent in November, boosted by the introductions of new models and improved dealer inventories.

Toyota's sales have suffered in the months since the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which resulted in parts shortages that limited how many vehicles it could build.

Toyota sold a total of 137,960 new cars and trucks, up from 129,317 in the same month last year.

Car sales rose 18.8 percent, as sales of the Prius hybrid, including its new Prius V model, increased by nearly half and Camry sales, including its new gas and hybrid versions, jumped 13 percent.

Truck sales fell 5.4 percent, as sales of nearly every model fell.