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TOYOTA DOMESTIC CARS, LEXUS RISE IN FIRST 10 DAYS OF JANUARY

 TOYOTA DOMESTIC CARS, LEXUS RISE IN FIRST 10 DAYS OF JANUARY
 TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported that its North American-built cars rose 13.9 percent and that Lexus cars rose 168.8 percent in the first 10 days of January 1992, vs. the same period in 1991.
 "Even in the traditionally slow early January period, consumers expressed confidence in Lexus and our domestically built Toyota Corolla and Camry," said Bob McCurry, TMS executive vice president.
 Toyota's total U.S. vehicle sales dropped 8.4 percent for the period. Toyota's domestic car sales were led by a 36.2 percent increase for the domestic-built Corolla.
 Lexus Division's rise was led by a 99.6 percent increase in sales of the flagship LS 400 luxury sedan, with a 76.9 percent increase for the Lexus ES 250/300.
 Toyota Division reported car sales down 10 percent for the period, with U.S.-built models of the all-new midsized Camry sedan up 1.9 percent.
 TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A. INC.
 First 10-Day Sales of January
 Jan. 1-10, 1992 1st 10-Days 1/1 thru. 1/10
 Toyota-Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 11,829 12,910 -8.4 pct
 Toyota import cars 4,389 5,583 -21.4 pct
 Lexus cars 1,398 520 168.8 pct
 North American
 built cars(excludes
 pickup) 3,034 2,663 13.9 pct
 Total Toyota cars 8,821 8,766 0.6 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 642 988 -35.0 pct
 Small vans 607 795 -23.6 pct
 Pickups 1,759 2,361 -25.5 pct
 North American
 built vehicles
 Corolla 1,271 933 36.2 pct
 Camry 1,763 1,730 1.9 pct
 Pickup 74 0
 Total 3,108 2,663 16.7 pct
 Selling days 8 8
 DSR - Daily Selling Rate
 -0- 1/14/92
 /CONTACT: Jim Fewel, 310-618-4649, or Joe Tetherow, 310-618-4727, both of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc./
 (TOYOY) CO: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. ST: California IN: AUT SU:


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