(TORONTO, ON) April 2, 2019 – The Lexus division of Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) recorded its third consecutive monthly sales record, with 2,216 luxury vehicles sold in March, up 6.2% compared to 2018. Lexus sales were led by trucks (1,818 units sold, up 16.5% for a new March record), including the made-in-Canada Lexus RX, up 20.0% with 769 units sold.
TCI reported a 3.0% decline in overall sales with a total of 20,401 units sold during the month of March. Toyota division recorded sales of 18,185 units, down 4.1% compared to last year.
With the highly anticipated new models of the Corolla, Corolla Hybrid and RAV Hybrid starting to make their way onto dealer lots across Canada soon, TCI is expecting strong spring sales.
Luxury Hybrid Vehicle Sales Continue to Grow
Led by the all-new Lexus UX (236 units sold), Lexus also reported its best month ever for hybrid vehicle sales with 381 units sold. Hybrid vehicle sales represented 17.2% of overall Lexus sales in March.
- Lexus ES sales of 185 units, up 46.8%
- C-HR sales of 650 units, up 22.4%
- Camry sales of 1,544 units, up 13.0%
- 4Runner sales of 784 units, up 20.1% (new March record)
Please click here for full TCI March sales results.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over eight million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to 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 eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.