Light Trucks Lead Toyota June Sales
As last month drew to a close, Toyota had some celebrating to do. With the first six months of 2015 out of the way, the automaker was pleased to report 1,231,440 units sold—marking a 5.6% increase over the same time period the previous year. In June alone, Toyota Division moved 183,791 units, which was a volume increase of 3.1%. This was largely thanks to the success of its light truck division.
Model Comparisons: Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, or Honda CR-V?
In fact, Toyota light trucks saw the most successful June ever, with a sales increase of 16.5% over June 2014. The RAV4 sold 24,843 units for a 15.1% increase, and the Highlander was up almost 20%. In addition, Tacoma and Tundra combined sales increase by a massive 22.4%.
“Light trucks have boosted the industry to its best first half since 2005,” explained Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of Toyota Division. “Toyota Division was the number one retail brand in June, led by strong Tacoma, RAV4 and Highlander sales.”
Not to be left out, the Camry and Corolla both had impressive June sales figures of 37,408 and 30,645 respectively. With the impending release of the Camry and Corolla Special Editions, plus the all-new 2016 Tacoma, Toyota’s impressive sales numbers have only one way to go—up.
The News Wheel is a digital auto magazine providing readers with a fresh perspective on the latest car news. We’re located in the heart of America (Dayton, Ohio) and our goal is to deliver an entertaining and informative perspective on what’s trending in the automotive world. See more articles from The News Wheel.