TORONTO, ONTARIO, January 3, 2018 - Led by record hybrid, truck and Lexus sales, Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) recorded its best sales year ever in 2017, with an overall annual sales growth of 3.1% and 224,547 vehicles sold.
For the 5th consecutive year, the Lexus luxury division had its best year ever, with an annual sales growth of 10% and a total of 24,765 units sold in 2017. The Toyota division reported its second best sales year ever, with 199,782 units sold, up 2.3% compared to 2016.
Record hybrid and truck sales lead the way to the record
For the 6th consecutive year, TCI reported its best year ever for truck sales, with 136,586 vehicles sold, up 6.2% compared to last year. Record 2017 truck sales were led by the Canadian-made Toyota RAV4 and Lexus RX. Both vehicles recorded 2017 as their best sales year ever with RAV4 sales of 50,894 units, up 3.6% compared to 2016, and a 15.4% annual increase for RX sales, with 9,402 vehicles sold.
TCI also recorded its best year ever for hybrid sales, with 20,287 vehicles sold, up 2.5% compared to 2016. Hybrids represented 9% of TCI’s overall sales in 2017.
Additional 2017 Highlights:
- Prius sales, 3,640, up 27.5%
- Highlander sales, 15,259, up 17.7% (best year ever)
- 4Runner sales, 7,869, up 17.9% (best year ever)
- Sienna sales, 15,470, up 15.4%
- NX sales, 7,407, up 17.7% (best year ever)
TCI December Sales Highlights:
- Camry sales, 1,017, up 21.8% (4th consecutive month of growth since new model introduction in September 2017)
- Overall TCI sales, 12,615, down 7.8%
- Toyota division, 11,060, down 7.4%
- Lexus division, 1,555, down 10.9%
Please click here for full Toyota Canada Inc. December and year-end 2017 sales results.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over 5 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 seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.