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TOYOTA U.S.-BUILT CAMRY SALES RISE IN FIRST 10-DAY PERIOD OF OCTOBER

TOYOTA U.S.-BUILT CAMRY SALES RISE IN FIRST 10-DAY PERIOD OF OCTOBER
 TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc., today reported strong sales for the U.S.-built Camry during the first 10 days of October.
 U.S.-built Camry sales rose 73.7 percent to 4,474 for the 10-day period, and increased 6.5 percent to 162,915 calendar year-to-date (CYTD). Total Camry sales for the 10-day period increased 2.2 percent to 6,164 and 6.5 percent to 218,304 CYTD.
 Sales of U.S.-built Toyota pickups jumped from 13 sold in the 10-day period in 1991 to 2,138 in the 10-day period in 1992. (In October 1991, Toyota's joint venture with General Motors, New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., in Fremont, Calif., was in its initial phase of producing Toyota pickups.) Toyota has sold 43,865 U.S.- built pickups CYTD 1992, vs. 13 a year ago.
 Toyota's North American-built vehicle sales of 8,284 accounted for 37.3 percent of sales during the 10-day period, up from 31.7 percent in the same period last year, and 39.9 percent for CYTD 1992, up from 33.3 percent the same period last year.
 Other Toyota sales leaders for the 10-day period were Tercel, which posted sales of 2,170, up 4.8 percent; Celica, up 32.5 percent to 1,555; 4X2 Pickup, up 11.3 percent to 2,309; and 4X4 Pickup, up 5.2 percent to 1,896.
 Toyota's total vehicle sales for the 10-day period were down 18.6 percent to 21,236 from the same period in 1991. CYTD sales are 794,882, up 1.2 percent from CYTD 1991.
 Lexus Division reported sales of 1,498 cars for the 10-day period, down 31.6 percent. Lexus has sold 68,757 cars CYTD, up 38.4 percent over the same period last year.
 There were nine selling days in the 10-day period in 1992 and 1991.
 Oct. 1-10, 1992 1st 10-Days 10/1 thru 10/10
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 21,236 26,095 -18.6 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 7,901 9,176 -13.9 pct
 Lexus import cars 1,498 2,190 -31.6 pct
 Toyota division
 North American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 5,782 8,271 -30.1 pct
 Total Toyota cars 15,181 19,637 -22.7 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 1,219 1,471 -17.1 pct
 Small vans 631 1,110 -43.2 pct
 Pickups 4,205 3,877 8.5 pct
 North American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 1,308 5,696 -77.0 pct
 Camry 4,474 2,575 73.7 pct
 Pickup 2,138 13
 Total 7,920 8,284 -4.4 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 37.3 pct 31.7 pct ---
 Selling days 9 9 ---
 Oct. 1-10, 1992 Calendar-Year-to-Date
 Toyota/Lexus Sales DSR
 1992 1991 Pct Chg
 Total vehicle sales 794,882 782,570 1.2 pct
 Toyota division import
 cars 249,673 264,326 -5.9 pct
 Lexus import cars 68,757 49,461 38.4 pct
 Toyota Division North
 American-built
 cars (excludes pickup) 273,661 260,301 4.7 pct
 Total Toyota cars 592,091 574,088 2.7 pct
 Sport utility vehicles 35,241 41,081 -14.6 pct
 Small vans 31,797 40,934 -22.6 pct
 Pickups 135,753 126,467 6.9 pct
 North American
 Built Vehicles
 Corolla 110,746 107,957 2.2 pct
 Camry 162,915 152,344 6.5 pct
 Pickup 43,865 13 ---
 Total 317,526 260,314 21.5 pct
 North American vehicles
 percent of total 39.9 pct 33.3 pct ---
 Selling days 240 239 ---
 DSR: Daily Selling Rate
 -0- 10/14/92
 /CONTACT: John Hanson, 310-618-4718, or Michael Krems, 310-618-5351, 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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