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TOYOTA SALES RISE 2.8 PERCENT IN FIRST 10-DAY PERIOD OF AUGUST

 TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc. today reported that its total vehicle sales for the first 10-day period of August rose 2.8 percent to 16,469, compared to the same period in 1992. Calendar year-to-date (CYTD) sales are at 627,377, up 2.2 percent over the same period last year.
 Lexus reported sales of 1,428 cars for the 10-day period, down 3.6 percent, and 54,963 CYTD, up 4.4 percent over the same period last year.
 Total Toyota pickup trucks, including the T100 intermediate-sized pickup, increased 50.2 percent to 3,715. Toyota's volume cars held steady with increases of 0.8 percent for Camry midsized sedan and wagon to 4,572, and 0.1 percent for Corolla compact sedan and wagon to 2,730.
 Other increases were 3.4 percent for Tercel subcompact sedan to 1,606; 5.9 percent for 4Runner compact sport utility vehicle to 767; 7.4 percent for Land Cruiser luxury sport utility vehicle to 145; and 196.4 percent for the all-new Supra sports car to 83 for the 10-day period.
 Toyota's North American-built vehicles accounted for 44.6 percent of sales for the 10-day period for this year and last, and 45.4 percent CYTD, up from 39.5 percent in the same period last year. U.S.-built Toyota pickups increased 61.6 percent to 1,821 in the 10 days, and 129 percent to 62,431 CYTD.
 There were eight selling days in the 10-day period this year and last.
 Aug. 1-10, 1993 1st 10-Days Aug. 1 - Aug. 10
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1993 1992 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 16,469 16,013 2.8 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 4,383 4,570 -4.1 pct
 Lexus import cars 1,428 1,481 -3.6 pct
 Toyota division
 North American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 5,526 6,007 -8.0 pct
 Total Toyota cars 11,337 12,058 -6.0 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 912 859 6.2 pct
 Small vans 505 623 -18.9 pct
 Pickups 3,715 2,473 50.2 pct
 North American-
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 2,206 2,537 -13.0 pct
 Camry 3,320 3,470 -4.3 pct
 Pickup 1,821 1,127 61.6 pct
 Total 7,347 7,134 3.0 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 44.6 pct 44.6 pct
 Selling days 8 8
 Aug. 1-10, 1993 Calendar-Year-to-Date
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1993 1992 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 627,377 617,447 2.2 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 178,565 192,442 -6.7 pct
 Lexus import cars 54,963 52,905 4.4 pct
 Toyota Division North
 American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 222,298 216,775 3.1 pct
 Total Toyota cars 455,826 462,122 -0.8 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 30,438 26,238 16.6 pct
 Small vans 20,258 26,491 -23.1 pct
 Pickups 120,855 102,596 18.4 pct
 North American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 94,493 92,007 3.3 pct
 Camry 127,805 124,768 3.0 pct
 Pickup 62,431 27,412 129.0 pct
 Total 284,729 244,187 17.2 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 45.4 pct 39.5 pct
 Selling days 187 188
 DSR-Daily Selling Rate
 -0- 8/13/93 R
 /CONTACT: Jim Fewel, 310-618-4649, or Joe Tetherow, 310-618-4727, both of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A./


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