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TOYOTA NORTH AMERICAN-BUILT SALES CONTINUE TO RISE IN JUNE

 TOYOTA NORTH AMERICAN-BUILT SALES CONTINUE TO RISE IN JUNE
 TORRANCE, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- North American-built Toyota vehicle sales rose 20.6 percent to 37,943 for June 1992 and rose 25.3 percent to 190,017 calendar year to date (CYTD).
 Toyota's North American-built vehicles represent 46 percent of all its vehicles sold in June, up from 35.9 percent in June 1991, and 37.7 percent CYTD, up from 31.5 percent for the same period last year.
 "We still see a moderate recovery as we head into the third and fourth quarters, with our forecast of 13.1 million vehicle sales for the year still in place," said Yale Gieszl, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A. Inc.
 "We hope lower interest rates will help confidence, so small- and medium-size companies can begin to grow and create jobs."
 Toyota's total U.S. vehicle sales for June 1992 were 82,436, down from 6.1 percent from June 1991. Calendar year-to-date (CYTD) sales are at 504,315, up 4.8 percent over the same period last year.
 Toyota Division sold 76,176 vehicles in June 1992, down 5.9 percent from 1991. June increases include Corolla, up 11 percent to 17,392; Paseo, up 7.9 percent to 3,195; and pickups, up 1.9 percent to 13,545. Of those, 5,159 pickups are U.S.-built.
 Lexus Division reported June sales of 6,260, down 8.1 percent, with a 76.9 percent increase in ES 300 sales. Lexus sold 43,769 vehicles CYTD, up 53.7 percent over the same period last year.
 June 1-30, 1992 3rd 10-days 6/21 through 6/30
 Toyota-Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 36,749 37,159 -1.1 pct
 Toyota division
 import cars 9,892 10,816 -8.5 pct
 Lexus import cars 3,000 2,524 18.9 pct
 Toyota Div.
 North American built
 cars (excludes pickup) 14,565 14,929 -2.4 pct
 Total Toyota cars 27,457 28,269 -2.9 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 1,558 1,680 -7.3 pct
 Small vans 1,592 1,803 -11.7 pct
 Pickups 6,142 5,407 13.6 pct
 (a) North
 American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 6,554 5,596 17.1 pct
 Camry 8,011 9,333 -14.2 pct
 Pickup 2,550 0 ---
 Total 17,115 14,929 14.6 pct
 N. American Vehicles
 Percent of Total 46.6 pct 40.2 pct ---
 Selling days 8 8
 June 1-30, 1992 Month-to-Date
 Toyota-Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct. Change
 Total vehicle sales 82,436 84,374 -6.1 pct
 Toyota div. import cars 22,557 25,934 -16.4 pct
 Lexus import cars 6,260 6,547 -8.1 pct
 Toyota div. North
 American-built cars
 (excludes pickup) 32,784 30,259 4.2 pct
 Total Toyota cars 61,601 62,740 -5.6 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 3,609 4,251 -18.4 pct
 Small vans 3,681 4,604 -23.1 pct
 Pickups 13,545 12,779 1.9 pct
 (a) North American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 14,322 11,448 20.3 pct
 Camry 18,462 18,811 -5.6 pct
 Pickup 5,159 0 ----
 Total 37,943 30,259 20.6 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 46.0 pct 35.9 pct ---
 Selling days 26 25
 June 1-30, 1992 Calendar-Year-to-Date
 Toyota-Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 504,315 478,014 4.8 pct
 Toyota div. import cars 163,390 172,491 -5.9 pct
 Lexus import cars 43,769 28,298 53.7 pct
 Toyota div. North
 American-built cars
 (excludes pickup) 172,105 150,669 13.5 pct
 Total Toyota cars 379,264 351,458 7.2 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 21,147 24,343 -13.7 pct
 Small vans 22,312 26,487 -16.3 pct
 Pickups 81,592 75,726 7.0 pct
 (a) North American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 68,874 57,780 18.4 pct
 Camry 103,231 92,889 10.4 pct
 Pickup 17,912 0 ----
 Total 190,017 150,669 25.3 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 37.7 pct 31.5 pct ----
 Selling days 154 153
 DSR-Daily Selling Rate
 -0- 7/6/92
 /CONTACT: Jim Fewel of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., 310-618-4649/ CO: Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. ST: California IN: AUT SU:


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