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TOYOTA SALES RISE 3.6 PERCENT IN FIRST 10 DAYS OF SEPTEMBER

 TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A. Inc., today reported that its total vehicle sales for the first 10 days of September rose 3.6 percent to 26,370, compared to the same period in 1992.
 Calendar year-to-date (CYTD) sales are at 736,474, up 3.3 percent over the same period last year.
 Lexus reported sales of 2,123 cars, up 16.4 percent. Lexus' CYTD sales are up 4.7 percent to 64,383.
 Total Toyota pickup trucks, including the T100 intermediate sized pickup, increased 35.6 percent to 6,214. Sales of the Corolla compact four-door sedan and five-door station wagon increased 30.1 percent to 5,157; Toyota compact pickup sales increased 21.8 percent to 5,584; Previa van increased 9.8 percent to 741; the Land Cruiser luxury sport utility vehicle increased 2.2 percent to 182; and the all-new Supra 2+2 sports car increased 194.3 percent to 103.
 Toyota's North American-built vehicles accounted for 49.2 percent of sales, up from 39.7 last year. CYTD, the percentage of North American- built vehicles is 45.8, up from 40.1 percent in the same period last year.
 U.S.-built Toyota pickups increased 38.9 percent to 3,188. The CYTD increase was 107.3 percent to 74,755.
 North American-built Corollas increased 99.1 percent to 4,390. They increased 6.3 percent CYTD to 111,368.
 Sept. 1-10, 1993 1st 10-Days 9/1 thru 9/10
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1993 1992 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 26,370 25,463 3.6 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 6,375 9,129 -30.2 pct
 Lexus import cars 2,123 1,824 16.4 pct
 Toyota division
 North American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 9,794 7,811 25.4 pct
 Total Toyota cars 18,292 18,764 -2.5 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 1,123 1,441 -22.1 pct
 Small vans 741 675 9.8 pct
 Pickups 6,214 4,583 35.6 pct
 North American-
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 4,390 2,205 99.1 pct
 Camry 5,404 5,606 -3.6 pct
 Pickup 3,188 2,296 38.9 pct
 Total 12,982 10,107 28.4 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 49.2 pct 39.7 pct
 Selling days 8 8
 September 1-10, 1993 Calendar Year-to-Date
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1993 1992 Pct. Chg
 Total vehicle sales 736,474 716,314 3.3 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 205,378 222,529 -7.3 pct
 Lexus import cars 64,383 61,779 4.7 pct
 Toyota Division North
 American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 262,747 250,798 5.3 pct
 Total Toyota cars 532,508 535,106 -0.0 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 35,705 31,109 15.3 pct
 Small vans 23,172 29,558 -21.2 pct
 Pickups 145,089 120,541 20.9 pct
 North American-
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 111,368 105,234 6.3 pct
 Camry 151,379 145,564 4.5 pct
 Pickup 74,755 36,234 107.3 pct
 Total 337,502 287,032 18.1 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 45.8 pct 40.1 pct
 Selling days 213 214
 -0- 9/14/93
 /CONTACT: Jim Fewel, 310-618-4649, or John Hanson, 310-618-4718/


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