Toyota Motor North America's sales fell 3.5 percent in June, marking the company's seventh decline in the last eight months.
For the first half of the year, the company's U.S. sales fell 3.1 percent.
The down month came despite the RAV4 crossover's best-ever June, with sales up 3.8 percent. And despite its first monthly sales decline in nearly two years, the Tacoma recorded its best-ever first-half performance, even with new midsize pickup entries from Ford and Jeep.
6-month 2019 U.S. market share: 13.7% vs. 13.8% in 2018.
Brands: Toyota down 3.5%; Lexus down 3%
Notable nameplates: Toyota Corolla up 2.5%; Camry up 2.4%; RAV4 up 3.8%; Tacoma down 8.2%; Lexus ES up 21%; RX down 7.1%; NX down 13%
Incentives: $2,346 per vehicle, up 3.5% from a year earlier, ALG says.
Average transaction price: $32,456, up 1.9% from a year earlier, according to ALG.
Inventory: Roughly 310,000 vehicles, or a 50-day supply, for cars and light trucks, according to Jack Hollis, general manager of the Toyota Division.
Quote: "With the momentum we gained in the second quarter, we're looking forward to continued sales success through the back half of 2019, with the return of the iconic Supra, launch of the all-new Highlander, and a few other surprises that you won't want to miss," Hollis said.
Did you know? The Toyota Tacoma's 8.2% decline in June snapped a streak of 19 consecutive monthly gains.