The Toyota Camry retained its title as the best-selling car in the U.S. for the 16th year.
DALLAS -- Toyota Motor Sales USA reported a U.S. sales decline of 8.3 percent in December compared with a year earlier, as crossovers at Toyota and luxury brand Lexus joined the yearlong decline in car sales. Sales for the year were off by just 0.6% to more than 2.4 million vehicles.
Brands: Toyota, including Scion, down 7.2%; Lexus down 14%.
Notable nameplates: Toyota Camry up 30%, Toyota Corolla down 36%, Toyota RAV4 down 13%, Toyota Highlander down 17%, Lexus cars down 31%, Lexus RX down 6.3%, Lexus NX up 0.5%.
U.S. market share: 13.9% in Dec. 2017, down from 14.4% in Dec. 2016; 14.1% for all of 2017, up from 14.0% in 2016.
Incentives: $2,840 per vehicle, flat compared with a year earlier, according to ALG.
Average transaction price: $32,791, up 0.5% from a year earlier, ALG says.
Quote: "In 2018, Lexus dealers will have even more options for customers as we bring 15 all-new and special-edition models to the market," said Jeff Bracken, Lexus general manager.
Did you know? The Toyota Camry retained its title as the best-selling car in the U.S. for the 16th year, beating a vigorous challenge by the Honda Civic. Nonetheless, Toyota's RAV4 crossover stole the crown from the Camry as the brand's best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for the year.