Toyota Motor North America sales fell 3.5 percent in March, despite a large jump from Lexus on the introduction of its UX compact crossover, as Toyota's sedan-heavy lineup declined.
Brands: Toyota down 5.1%, Lexus up 8.2%
Notable nameplates: Toyota Camry, down 4.7%; Corolla, down 22%; RAV4, down 5.1%; Tacoma, up 13%; Lexus ES, up 25%; RX, up 12%, NX, down 3.9%
Q1 2019 U.S. light-vehicle market share: 13.6% vs. 13.9% in Q1 2018.
Incentives: $2,255 per vehicle, down 3.9% from a year earlier, ALG says.
Average transaction price: $32,358, up 0.2% from a year earlier, according to ALG.
Quote: "When you consider the strength of the cold and the strength of the weather, that seemed to hold people back. You're seeing a little bit of momentum as we roll into spring," said Jack Hollis, general manager of the Toyota Division.
Did you know? The Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup had its best-ever March sales, and marked its 17th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases, despite increased competition in the segment.