Toyota March 2018 Sales: 222,782 Vehicles Sold, Up 3.5 Percent

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Camry owns sedans and the Prius Prime owns the Plug-in electrified segment.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – April 3, 2018

    2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    51/53 mpgUS city/highway rating in LE trim and 44/47 mpg city/highway as an SE or XLE.​

    Toyota March 2018 U.S. Auto Sales

    Toyota reported it sold 222,782 vehicles in the United States in March, up 3.5 percent over the 215,224 sold in March of 2017. Sales were down 0.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis in which there were 28 selling days in March of 2018 vs. 27 in March of 2017.

    Toyota’s YTD sales of 572,033 were up 7.4 percent above the 532,611 sold through the same period of 2017. Sales were up 4.6 percent on a DSR basis with 77 selling days in 2018 vs. 75 through the same period of 2017.

    Toyota on its own had its best Q1 in 10 years.


    Toyota March and 1Q Sales Highlights

    In March, the Toyota Camry achieved sales of 35,264, down 1.1 percent below the 35,648 sold in March of 2017. That small negative result was miniscule vs. competitor’s sedans which experienced far steeper sales falloffs. YTD sales of 90,767 are up 8.8 percent over the 83,459 sold through the same period of 2017.

    The RAV4 achieved a best-ever sales month of 34,937 vehicles in March, up 9.1 percent over the 32,027 sold in March of 201. YTD first-quarter sales were also a historical best ever result reaching 91,459 in 2018, up 13.6 percent over the 80,533 sold through the same period of 2017.

    And finally, the Prius Prime bested both the Bolt and the Volt yet for the third straight month on sales of 2,922 vehicles, up 80.6 percent over the 1,618 sold in March of 2017. YTD sales of 6,468 were up 48.8 percent over the 4,346 sold through the same period of 2017.

    2017 Toyota Prius Prime



    Top 10 March 2018 sales items of note: The well accepted Equinox continues to outsell the perennial leading CR-V.


    B and C-Segment March 2018 sales items of note: The Sonic had a poor showing into the end of last year but that has since subsided as discounts continue to move it back to a more prominent position in the B-segment. Remember it used to hold on to the #2 spot behind the Versa for months on end just a few years ago. The all-new and imho, best B-segment available, all-new 2018 Accent continues to flounder since its release.


    D and Utility-Segment March 2018 sales items of note: Other than the up and coming 5-series, there is a lot of blank ink in the D-Segment. The all-new Camry is holding its own while most of the segment continues to see sales declines as perspective purchasers continue to move to the CUV where double digit gains show across much of the top 10 in that segment.

    In the Crossover segment, Rogue has held onto its #1 position and #3 overall position through the1Q ahead of RAM pickups. That is saying something!


    Pickup-Segment March 2018 sales items of note: There really is no change other than the sheer volume of Pickups’ sold. The F-Series has outsold 12 of the top 18 manufactures by its lonesome.


    Electrified-Segment March 2018 sales items of note: With a slow January start, Ford has placed a lot of $s behind its Fusion Hybrid and its sales volume again dominates the HEV segment placing the strong RAV4 and fading Prius behind. The Camry Hybrid although not moving beyond its stagnant 5th spot within the HEV Top 10, the positive sales results bode well for continued success of the most efficient midsize available today.

    On the electric front, the Prius Prime PHEV now accounts for 41.8 percent of the Prius liftback sales. Given the lower cost and plug-in capability, is it any wonder?

    Tesla, Honda, FCA, and Kia do not supply HEV/PHEV/BEV monthly sales breakouts.

    U.S. Automobile March 2018 vs. March 2017 Market Share Comparison


    March 2018 Market Share items of note: GM market share was up an extremely strong 1.3 percent compared to March of 2017. On the downside, Ford was down .6 percent, Hyundai was down 0.8 percent, and Nissan was down a steep 1.1 percent.

    U.S. March 2018 Sales vs. March 2017 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers
    Manufacturer ranking Items of note: Hyundai moved back ahead of Subaru despite a double digit negative monthly result. BMW, Mazda, and VW moved ahead of Mercedes-Benz with Mazda and VW achieving double digit sales volumes gains in March. Audi has sold 20,000 U.S. vehicles for just the fourth time and first ever for a March result.

    March 2018 U.S. Automotive industry sales of 1.649 million was up 6.3 percent vs. the 1.551 million sold in March of 2017. On a Daily Selling Rate basis with 28 selling days in March 2018 vs, 27 in March of 2017, sales were still up a healthy 2.6 percent.

    2018 YTD sales of 4.09 million is up .08 million or 2 percent over the 4.01 million sold through the same period of 2017.

    March 2018 automotive industry seasonally annual adjusted rate (SAAR) reached 16.8 million.
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Toyota of Canada – March 2018 Overall and Highlights

    Toyota Canada achieved its best March sales in history with 21,040 vehicles sold, up 8.4% over the 19,406 sold in March of 2017.

    2018 YTD sales of 46,758 vehicles were up 3.9 percent over the 44,987 sold through the same period of 2017.

    With gas prices rising, Canadians are turning to hybrids and plug-in hybrids as Toyota Canada experienced its best March result in history with 2,096 vehicles sold, up 40.6% compared to 2017. The Toyota Prius Prime, now available to consumers across Canada, lead all Toyota Canada Hybrid vehicle sales with 500 sold helping Prius family sales rise by 176.8 percent.

    Canadians’ shifting demand from cars to trucks and SUVs has led TCI to a March record for overall truck sales with 13,371 units sold, up 16.5 percent compared to 2017.

    Toyota Prius sales of 631 units, up 176.8% (new March record) - Includes Prius Prime sales of 500 units
    Toyota RAV4 sales of 5,174 units, up 21.1% (new March record)
    Toyota Tacoma sales of 1,299 units, up 17%
    Toyota Tundra sales of 1,108 units, up 37.1% (new March record)

    [​IMG] Canada March 2018 Sales vs. March 2017 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 7 Automobile Manufacturers
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