Strong start to 2019 for Toyota Canada Inc., with new January sales record, up 14.1%

  • Growth of passenger car sales outpaces trucks and SUVs for the second month in a row

  • Record January for Lexus luxury hybrid vehicle sales, up 536.4%

(TORONTO, Ontario – February 1, 2019) After a record year in 2018, Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is carrying its sales momentum into 2019, reporting a best-ever January with 14,245 units sold, up 14.1%.

Achieving a new January record, TCI’s Toyota division reported sales of 12,778 units sold, up 14.4%.  Its Lexus division also reported a monthly sales record in January with 1,467 units sold, up 11.6%.

Passenger car sales growth outpace truck and SUV sales  

For the second month in a row, the growth of passenger car sales outpaced the sales growth for trucks and SUVs. Led by the Corolla (up 24.4%), Camry (up 20.5%) and Lexus ES (up 66.7%), TCI reported sales of 4,651 cars, up 19.3% from January 2018.

Hybrid sales lead the charge for Lexus

As more and more Canadians turn to electrified vehicles, Lexus saw record luxury hybrid vehicle sales in January. Led by the all-new Lexus UX Hybrid (250 units sold), Lexus division reported its best January ever for hybrid sales with 350 units sold, up 536.4% compared to last January. Hybrid sales represented 23.9% of Lexus sales in January.

Overall, TCI sold 1,321 hybrid vehicles in January, up 26.3% for a new monthly record.

Additional Highlights:  

  • Corolla sales of 2,734 units, up 24.4% (new January record)
  • Camry sales of 929 units, up 20.5%
  • Lexus ES sales of 120 units, up 66.7%
  • Yaris sales of 422 units, up 26.3%
  • Prius sales (incl. Prius Prime) of 154 units, up 10%


Please click here for full TCI January sales results.


About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over 8 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus 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 eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, 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.


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