April Auto Sales: Toyota Holds Steady
RAV4 has its best month
Much like March, April was a quiet month for Toyota. Sales in April total 176.160 units, a small decrease of 1.1 percent when compared to last April. Total sales through April were up 6.1 percent to 705,604 vehicles.
The Camry was Toyota’s big seller for passenger vehicles, selling 31,710 units this month. However, the Camry wasn’t the best selling midsize sedan this month. That honor falls to the Honda Accord which sold 33,538 units in the same month. The Camry still holds a slight edge over the Accord in total sales for the year (132,540 for the Camry vs. 121,965 for the Accord). Other news from Toyota’s passenger vehicles is the Avalon which saw an increase of 119.4 percent to 6,321 units this past month.
The RAV4 posted its best April with 18,541 units sold, an increase of 22 percent. The Tacoma and Tundra pickups continue their upward climb in sales, both posting increases in sales (19 percent for the Tacoma: 14.6 for the Tundra.
At Scion, it's a month the brand would like to forget. All of their vehicles saw a decrease in sales when compared to last April. The FR-S was the best selling model for the month though, with 1,629 units sold during the month.
April was a quiet time for Lexus as well. The RX lead the way with 7,053 units sold in the month. That was followed by the ES which posted sales of 5,122 units, an increase of 70.7 percent.