Oh but wait, its not all gloom 'n doom:Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July sales of 169,224 units, a decrease of 6.8 percent from the same period last year, on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in July 2010, compared to 26 selling days in July 2009, TMS sales were down 3.2 percent compared to the same period last year.
Toyota Division recorded sales of 150,629 vehicles, a decrease of 7.2 percent from the year-ago month, on a DSR basis. On a raw volume basis, Toyota Division sales were down 3.6 percent compared to last July. Lexus reported sales of 18,595 units in July, down 3.3 percent from July 2009, on a DSR basis. Volume-wise, Lexus Division sales were up 0.4 percent compared to the year-ago month.
Toyota Division light trucks posted sales of 59,563 units in July, up 6.8 percent over the same period last year. The Tundra full-size pickup recorded sales of 9,201 units, up 40.3 percent over the same period last year. The Sienna minivan reported sales of 10,381, up 41.5 percent over the year-ago month.
Lexus light trucks recorded sales of 9,623 units, up 7.6 percent from last July. With July sales of 1,175 units, GX luxury SUV posted a gain of 92.8 percent over the same period last year.