May was good and quiet month in sales for Toyota. Total sales for the month reached 207,952 vehicles, an increase of 2.5 percent. Total sales for the year stand at 913,556 vehicles, an increase of 5.2 percent.
The big surprise in Toyota sales came from pickup trucks and SUVs. Trucks saw a 17.3 percent increase sales this month, making this Toyota's best month for trucks. Leading the way was the Tacoma with 14,727 pickups sold, a 20 percent increase compared to last May. The Tundra also saw an increase of 13.5 percent to 9,950 pickups for May. In SUVs, the RAV4 was the sales leader with 20,780 vehicles finding new homes.
For passenger cars, the Toyota Camry led the way with 39,216 units sold this month, a decrease of 0.9 percent. Still, it was enough to hold off the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima for the best-selling passenger vehicle in the U.S. this month. The Avalon continues its trend of being the big gainer, posting an increase of 262.4 percent when compared to last May.
Moving over to Scion, the only vehicle to post an increase in sales for the month was the FR-S, seeing a 2,152.3 percent increase when compared to last May. The big loser at Scion was the iQ, seeing a 41.4 percent drop.
Over at Lexus, the brand posted 3.6 percent increase in sales for May. The RX was the best selling model with 8,714 vehicles, a decrease of 18.2 percent. That was followed by the ES with 5,890 vehicles sold, an increase of 100.5 percent.