July Auto Sales: Toyota Is On Top
Camry Has A Strong Month
193,394. That is how many Toyota vehicles were sold this past month, putting it right behind General Motors on the sales chart. It's a slim margin of victory though as Toyota sold 321 more vehicles than third place contender, Ford. The 193,394 vehicles sold also represent a 17.3 percent increase in sales when compared to sales last July.
The breadwinner for Toyota was the Camry which solidified its lead in the midsize sedan class. July saw 34,780 Camrys being sold, an increase of 16.3 percent. That increases the Camry's sales total for the year at 242,406 units, well ahead of Honda Accord's 218,367 units. The sharp increase award for this month goes to the Toyota Avalon as it saw a 229.5 percent increase in sales. Over at Toyota's SUVs and crossovers, the RAV4 was the top dog with 19,538 units sold. That puts it right behind the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape in sales for this month.
Over at Scion, the news isn't good. The entire lineup saw decreases with the largest going to the iQ which posted a 42.1 percent drop (336 units). The only bright spots were the FR-S which saw only a 2.1 percent drop and the tC which saw a 1.9 percent drop.
Moving to Lexus, they posted sales for the month with 23,031 units (an increase of 26.3 percent). The RX was the big seller for the brand with 8,437 units. Meanwhile, the ES took home second place with 6,089 units sold.