May Auto Sales: Toyota Back on Top
Volume Grows by More than 87 Percent
The Toyota Motor Company was the fastest-growing mainstream automaker in America last month, and the results weren’t even close. The company delivered 202,973 vehicles in May, raising its overall sales by 87.3 percent as compared to the same month last year; the next best mark was posted by the Chrysler Group, which “only” increased sales by 33 percent.
What’s perhaps more important, Toyota also set the pace in terms of retail sales—again.
"We're grateful to our customers who have made Toyota the number one retail brand in America for the third consecutive month," said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "Our growth has been driven by the success of our new products, led by Camry and Prius family, part of the most aggressive product launch in our history. With the much anticipated Scion FR-S on sale today and the continued recovery of the overall automotive market, we're confident our sales momentum will continue."