- Hybrid electric vehicle sales up 59.8% and truck sales up 13.1% for August records
- Lexus brand vehicles set monthly record with 2,108 units sold
TORONTO, ON – September 4, 2019 – Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) reported overall sales of 22,394 vehicles during the month of August, up 9.6% compared to the same period last year.
TCI’s Toyota Division reported sales of 20,286 in August, up 10.4%, while the Lexus luxury division reported sales of 2,108 units, up 2.6% for a new August record.
Sales of the Prius (1,175 units sold, up 105.4%) and the all-new, made-in-Canada RAV4 Hybrid (1,249 units sold, up 80.2%), helped boost overall hybrid electric vehicle sales (3,453 units sold, up 59.8%) to a new August record.
Year-to-date sales of Lexus hybrid electric vehicles (3,011 units sold, up 265%) have already surpassed the 2012 total of 2,879.
Led by the RAV4 (5,819 units sold, up 16.8%) and the Highlander (1,336 units sold, up 3.7%), both with August records, TCI truck sales, with 14,039 total units sold, were up 13.1% for a new August record.
TCI car sales (8,355, up 4.1%) were also up led by the Corolla (4,788 units sold, up 5%) and the Lexus ES (168 units sold, up 75%).
Additional August Highlights
- 4Runner sales of 903 units, up 26.3% (best month ever)
- C-HR sales of 684 units, up 19% (new August record)
- Sienna sales of 1,280 units, up 45.6%
- Lexus NX sales of 703 units, up 28.3% (new August record)
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, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, 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.