U.S. light-vehicle sales at Toyota and Lexus rebounded in June, rising 40 percent from a year earlier, when limited supply and reduced fleet shipments interrupted efforts to recover from the COVID-19 shutdown.
Toyota Motor North America, which includes both brands, sold 207,330 vehicles in the U.S. in June.
The Toyota brand sold 180,623 vehicles last month, up 42 percent. Car sales rose 58 percent. Crossover/SUV volume increased 19 percent, and pickup sales rose 58 percent.
Lexus sales increased 29 percent to 26,707 vehicles. The luxury division's car sales rose 45 percent, while its crossover sales increased 24 percent.
The automaker sold record-high volume of alternative-powered vehicles in June and the first half of the year. Alternative-powered vehicle sales for the month rose 43 percent to 46,074. First-half volume more than doubled to 299,811 vehicles.
Brands: Toyota, up 42%; Lexus, up 29%
Notable nameplates: Toyota Camry, up 93%; Corolla, up 42%; Prius, up 39%; RAV4, up 5.7%; Tacoma, up 107%; Tundra, down 11%; Lexus ES, up 28%; LS, up 22%; RX, up 51%; NX, up 24%
Incentives: $1,886 per vehicle, down 30% from a year earlier, TrueCar says.
Average transaction price: $35,606, up 4.2% from a year earlier, according to TrueCar.
Quote: "We are grateful to our loyal customers for their trust in the Toyota and Lexus brands," Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales at Toyota Motor North America, said in a statement. "Our manufacturing team has been working tirelessly to deliver ever-better, safer vehicles to our 1,500 dealers across the country, and we appreciate their partnership to surpass our customers' expectations."
Did you know? June marked the best-ever monthly sales volume for the RAV4 Prime.