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TOYOTA SALES RISE IN SECOND 10-DAY PERIOD OF OCTOBER

 TOYOTA SALES RISE IN SECOND 10-DAY PERIOD OF OCTOBER
 TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales


(TMS), U.S.A. Inc., today reported sales for the second 10 days of October.
 North American-built Toyota sales rose 36.0 percent to 8,752 for the 10-day period and 21.8 percent to 326,278 calendar year-to-date (CYTD).
 Toyota's North American-built vehicles account for 40.1 percent of sales for the 10-day period, up from 30.7 percent in the same period last year, and 40.0 percent CYTD, up from 33.2 percent for the same period last year.
 U.S.-built Camry sales rose 90.9 percent in the second 10 days to 5,092, and 7.9 percent CYTD to 168,007.
 In the first 20 days of October, 2,290 U.S.-built Toyota pickups accounted for 51.9 percent of all Toyota pickups sold here. In the same period, 1,629 U.S.-built Corollas accounted for 28.9 percent of all Corollas sold here. The U.S.-built Corollas accounted for 60.8 percent of all Corollas built in North America.
 Toyota's total vehicle sales for the second 10-day period were 21,808, up 3.9 percent from the same period in 1991. CYTD sales are at 816,690, up 1.2 percent.
 Toyota's sales increases for the 10-day period include pickups, up 45.5 percent to 4,411 and 7.8 percent CYTD to 140,164; total Camry, up 22.4 percent to 6,751 and 6.9 percent CYTD to 225,055; Tercel, up 26.9 percent to 1,887 and down 8.4 percent CYTD to 77,144, and Paseo, up 2.8 percent to 759 and 94.6 percent CYTD to 31,443.
 Lexus Division reported sales of 2,041 cars for the 10-day period, up 4.6 percent, led by a 35.3 percent increase in ES300 sales. Lexus sold 70,798 vehicles CYTD, up 37.1 percent over the same period last year.
 Oct. 1-20, 1992 2nd 10-Days Oct. 11 thru Oct. 20
 Toyota-Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 21,808 20,983 3.9 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 6,994 7,490 -6.6 pct
 Lexus import cars 2,041 1,952 4.6 pct
 Toyota division
 North American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 6,462 6,429 0.5 pct
 Total Toyota cars 15,497 15,871 -2.4 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 1,211 1,146 5.7 pct
 Small vans 689 934 -26.2 pct
 Pickups 4,411 3,032 45.5 pct
 North American-
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 1,370 3,762 -63.6 pct
 Camry 5,092 2,667 90.9 pct
 Pickup 2,290 7 ---
 Total 8,752 6,436 36.0 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 40.1 pct 30.7 pct ---
 Selling days 8 8 ---
 Oct. 1-20, 1992 Month-to-Date
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct. Change
 Total vehicle sales 43,044 47,078 -8.6 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 14,895 16,666 -10.6 pct
 Lexus import cars 3,539 4,142 -14.6 pct
 Toyota Division North
 American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 12,244 14,700 -16.7 pct
 Total Toyota cars 30,678 35,508 -13.6 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 2,430 2,617 -7.1 pct
 Small vans 1,320 2,044 -35.4 pct
 Pickups 8,616 6,909 24.7 pct
 North American-
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 2,678 9,458 -71.7 pct
 Camry 9,566 5,242 82.5 pct
 Pickup 4,428 20 ---
 Total 16,672 14,720 13.3 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 38.7 pct 31.3 pct ---
 Selling days 17 17 ---
 Oct. 1-20, 1992 Calendar-Year-to-Date
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 816,690 803,553 1.2 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 256,667 271,816 -6.0 pct
 Lexus import cars 70,798 51,413 37.1 pct
 Toyota Division North
 American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 280,123 266,730 4.6 pct
 Total Toyota cars 607,588 589,959 2.6 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 36,452 42,227 -14.0 pct
 Small vans 32,486 41,868 -22.7 pct
 Pickups 140,164 129,499 7.8 pct
 North American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 112,116 111,719 -0.0 pct
 Camry 168,007 155,011 7.9 pct
 Pickup 46,155 20 ---
 Total 326,278 266,750 21.8 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 40.0 pct 33.2 pct ---
 Selling days 248 247 ---
 DSR-Daily Selling Rate
 -0- 10/23/92
 /CONTACT: Jim Fewel, 310-618-4649 or Joe Tetherow, 310-618-4727, both of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc./ CO: Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. ST: California IN: AUT SU:


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