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Automakers Report Sales Results for December, 4Q, 2021


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Automakers on Jan. 4 began releasing data on new-vehicle sales for the month of December, the fourth quarter of 2021 and the full year.



Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported December 2021 sales of 174,115 vehicles, a decrease of 30.2% on a volume basis and down 27.7% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis compared to December 2020.


For calendar year 2021, TMNA reported U.S. sales of 2,332,262 vehicles, an increase of 10.4% on a volume basis and an increase of 11.5% on a DSR basis.


Toyota division posted December U.S. sales of 150,072 vehicles, down 29% on a volume basis and down 26.4% on a DSR basis. For the year, Toyota reported U.S. sales of 2,027,786 vehicles, up 10.3% on a volume basis and up 11.4% on a DSR basis.


Lexus division posted December U.S. sales of 24,043 vehicles, down 37.1% on a volume basis and down 34.8% on a DSR basis. For the year, Lexus reported U.S. sales of 304,476 vehicles, up 10.7% on a volume basis and up 11.8% on a DSR basis.


2021 Highlights




  • No. 1 seller of EPVs for 22 consecutive years 
  • 2021 EPV sales totaled 583,697 vehicles, an increase of 73.2%
  • EPV sales make up one-quarter of TMNA's 2021 sales volume
  • 18 total EPVs available in dealerships between both the Toyota and Lexus brands, the most among any automaker, with two more in showrooms by middle of 2022
  • TMNA passenger cars make up approximately 22% of the segment---a record---and will finish No. 1 in segment for the 10th consecutive year, and No. 1 for 18 of the past 19 years
  • Announced new investments totaling nearly $3 billion into U.S. manufacturing operations, including the company's new battery manufacturing facility in North Carolina to produce lithium-ion batteries; these investments will result in 4,650 new jobs across four states to support and produce new products including future electrics
  • TMNA's digital retail sales of new vehicles through its SmartPath and Monogram platforms surged past 50,000 at nearly 140 dealers; more than...

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