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TOYOTA SALES UP IN APRIL

 TOYOTA SALES UP IN APRIL
 TORRANCE, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales


(TMS), U.S.A., today reported April 1992 sales ahead of April 1991 for both Toyota and Lexus divisions.
 "We're optimistic that the recession is ending, and the economic indicators seem to bear this out," said Bob McCurry, TMS executive vice president. "Employment figures usually are the last to show improvement, but we're certain that they will follow suit."
 Toyota's U.S. vehicle sales for April 1992 totaled 81,756, up 9.1 percent from April 1991. Calendar year-to-date (CYTD) sales are at 333,613, up 11.4 percent over the same period last year.
 Toyota division sold 75,168 vehicles in April 1992, up 7 percent over April 1991. Camry led the way with sales of 24,201, up 39.7 percent from a year ago.
 The sales percentage of Toyota's North America-built vehicles has increased steadily, currently running at 34.6 percent CYTD and 37.4 percent for April.
 Domestic-built pickups account for 16 percent of all Toyota truck sales CYTD and 21 percent for April 1992.
 Lexus Division reported April sales of 6,588, up 41.3 percent, led by a 69.7 percent increase in ES250/ES 300 sales. Lexus sold 30,600 vehicles CYTD, up 83.1 percent over the same period last year.
 April 1-30, 1992 3rd 10-Days 4/21 through 4/30
 Toyota-Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 41,202 35,643 2.8 pct
 Toyota division import cars 13,448 13,133 -9.0 pct
 Lexus import cars 3,213 2,150 32.8 pct
 Toyota division
 North American built
 cars (excludes pickup) 14,351 10,555 20.9 pct
 Total Toyota cars 31,012 25,838 6.7 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 1,611 1,771 -19.1 pct
 Small vans 1,732 2,126 -27.6 pct
 Pickups 6,847 5,908 3.0 pct
 (a) North
 American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 5,525 4,056 21.1 pct
 Camry 8,826 6,499 20.7 pct
 Pickup 1,509 0
 Total 15,860 10,555 33.6 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 38.5 pct 29.6 pct
 Selling days 9 8
 April 1-30, 1992 Month-to-Date
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct. Change
 Total vehicle sales 81,756 74,931 9.1 pct
 Toyota division import cars 27,450 28,016 -2.0 pct
 Lexus import cars 6,588 4,661 41.3 pct
 Toyota division
 North American built
 cars (excludes pickup) 27,947 21,545 29.7 pct
 Total Toyota cars 61,985 54,222 14.3 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 3,366 3,827 -12.0 pct
 Small vans 3,648 4,643 -21.4 pct
 Pickups 12,757 12,239 4.2 pct
 (a) North American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 10,127 8,879 14.1 pct
 Camry 17,820 12,666 40.7 pct
 Pickup 2,625 0
 Total 30,572 21,545 41.9 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 37.4 pct 28.8 pct
 Selling days 26 26
 Calendar-Year-to-Date
 DSR
 1992 1991 Pct Chg
 April 1-30, 1992
 Toyota/Lexus Sales
 Total vehicle sales 333,613 296,561 11.4 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 114,377 113,038 0.2 pct
 Lexus import cars 30,600 16,547 83.1 pct
 Toyota division
 North American built
 cars (excludes pickup) 107,124 86,717 22.3 pct
 Total Toyota cars 252,101 216,302 15.4 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 14,107 15,759 -11.4 pct
 Small vans 14,928 16,809 -12.1 pct
 Pickups 52,477 47,691 9.0 pct
 (a) North American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 40,308 33,372 19.6 pct
 Camry 66,816 53,345 24.0 pct
 Pickup 8,271 0
 Total 115,395 86,717 31.8 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 34.6 pct 29.2 pct
 Selling days 103 102
 DSR-Daily Selling Rate
 -0- 5/5/92
 /CONTACT: John Hanson or Jim Fewel of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., 310-618-4718, or 310-618-4649/ CO: Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. ST: California IN: AUT SU:


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