TORONTO, ON, September 1, 2016 – Led by hybrids and trucks, August sales for Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) were up 1.9% compared to last year, with a total of 18,631 Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles sold. The Toyota division (including Scion) recorded sales of 16,659 units in August, up 1.8% compared to 2015, while the Lexus division recorded total sales of 1,972 units, up 2.1% compared to last year.
Hybrid sales up 38.5%
TCI hybrid sales set an August record, up 38.5% year-over-year, with a total of 1,685 hybrid units sold. Led by the Toyota Prius, Toyota brand vehicles are up 51.2% compared to last year, with 1,559 vehicles sold. Hybrid vehicles represented 9% of TCI’s total sales for the month.
Truck sales up 11.2%
Following a record July, TCI’s August truck sales set a new record for the 20th straight month, with a total of 11,179 trucks sold, up 11.2% compared to last year. Led by the RAV4 and Highlander, it was an August record for Toyota brand trucks, with 9,822 units sold, up 11.5% compared to 2015. Lexus brand trucks also set an August record with 1,357 vehicles sold, up 9.1% compared to last year.
Additional August 2016 highlights:
- Toyota RAV4, with 4,482 units sold (up 32.2%, seventh straight monthly record)
- Toyota Highlander, with 1,149 units sold (up 34.1%, a new August record)
- Toyota Prius, with 288 units sold (up 126.8%)
- Lexus RX, with 720 units sold (up 18.2%)
Please click here for full Toyota Canada Inc. August sales results.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.