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NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION HELPS BOOST TOYOTA'S OVERALL SALES IN APRIL SECOND 10-DAY PERIOD

 TORRANCE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., today reported a 28.9-percent increase in North American-built vehicle sales in the second 10 days of April compared to last year. Toyota's total vehicle sales (including Lexus Division) for the second 10-day period were up 7.1 percent to 22,669, from 21,171 during the same period in April 1992.
 Toyota Division sold 20,504 vehicles during the second 10-day period, a 5.3-percent increase from 19,477 last year. Lexus sold 2,165, a 27.8-percent jump.
 Toyota's North American-built vehicle sales of 10,249 accounted for 45.2 percent of Toyota's sales during the second 10-day period, up from 37.6 percent last year.
 Toyota truck sales, which include the T100 intermediate-sized truck, rose to 4,038 during the period, a 29.1-percent jump over last year. Sales of 2,070 compact pickup trucks built in Fremont, Calif., at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI), represented a 238.8 percent increase from 611 last year during initial production.
 Sales of 3,364 North American-built Corollas at NUMMI and Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Cambridge, Ontario, accounted for a 30.4-percent jump over the same period last year. Sales of the Camry, built by Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, Ky., increased 1.1 percent to 4,815 from 4,762. Total Camry sales of 7,085 units represented a 9.9-percent increase over the 6,447 units sold during the second 10-day period last year.
 4Runner's 909 sales shifted up 29.1-percent from the 704 units sold during the period last year. Land Cruiser's 155 sales increased 2.6 percent from 151.
 There were eight selling days in the second 10-day period in April 1993, the same number of selling days compared to the second 10-day period in April 1992.
 April 1-20, 1993 2nd 10-Days April 11 thru April 20,
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1993 1992 Pct Chg.
 Total vehicle sales 22,669 21,171 7.1 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 6,400 7,185 -10.9 pct
 Lexus import cars 2,165 1,694 27.8 pct
 Toyota division
 North American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 8,179 7,341 11.4 pct
 Total Toyota cars 16,744 16,220 3.2 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 1,064 855 24.4 pct
 Small vans 823 969 -15.1 pct
 Pickups 4,038 3,127 29.1 pct
 North American-
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 3,364 2,579 30.4 pct
 Camry 4,815 4,762 1.1 pct
 Pickup 2,070 611 238.8 pct
 Total 10,249 7,952 28.9 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 45.2 pct 37.6 pct
 Selling days 8 8
 April 1-20, 1993 Month-to-Date
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1993 1992 Pct. Chg.
 Total vehicle sales 45,899 40,554 13.2 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 12,989 14,002 -7.2 pct
 Lexus import cars 4,069 3,375 20.6 pct
 Toyota Division North
 American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 16,887 13,596 24.2 pct
 Total Toyota cars 33,945 30,973 9.6 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 1,989 1,755 13.3 pct
 Small vans 1,507 1,916 -21.3 pct
 Pickups 8,458 5,910 43.1 pct
 North American-
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 7,568 4,602 64.5 pct
 Camry 9,319 8,994 3.6 pct
 Pickup 4,334 1,116 288.4 pct.
 Total 21,221 14,712 44.2 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 46.2 pct 36.3 pct
 Selling days 17 17
 April 1-20, 1993 Calendar-Year-to-Date
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1993 1992 Pct Chg.
 Total vehicle sales 276,891 292,411 -4.3 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 83,417 100,929 -16.5 pct
 Lexus import cars 24,690 27,387 -8.9 pct
 Toyota Division North
 American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 91,754 92,773 -0.0 pct
 Total Toyota cars 199,861 221,089 -8.6 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 13,086 12,496 5.8 pct
 Small vans 8,774 13,196 -32.8 pct
 Pickups 55,170 45,630 22.2 pct
 North American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 41,244 34,783 19.9 pct
 Camry 50,510 57,990 -12.0 pct
 Pickup 27,688 6,762 313.9 pct
 Total 119,442 99,535 21.3 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 43.1 pct 34.0 pct
 Selling days 93 94
 DSR-Daily Selling Rate
 -0- 4/23/93
 /CONTACT: John Hanson, 310-618-4718 or Michael Krems, 310-618-5351, both of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc./


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