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While many automakers are seeing a dip in sales, Toyota goes more into the green:

"Confidential preliminary figures show Toyota increased sales in March by 1.6 per cent compared to the same month the prior year, while most other Top 10 brands dropped by between 30 and 40 per cent in the industry's 24th month in a row of decline."
“We had in fact the strongest February order intake since 2008 that really put Toyota in a strong position going into March. The first part of the month we reported very strong sales and enquiry.”

"However, Mr Hanley added: “Since March … there has been a significant impact on enquiry. We are continuing to deliver (new cars) to essential services like government, emergency workers, mining, construction, tradies, all of which we believe will continue to benefit the economy."


Those sales figures for Toyota Australia. Toyota North America hasn't been as lucky but still manageable:
Toyota Canada Inc. reports March sales: Best month ever for RAV4

Best March ever for TCI truck sales, up 22.9% versus March 2012
TORONTO, ON., (April 2, 2013) – The all-new, fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 had its best-ever month with 3,635 sales.

Supported by the RAV4, it was a best-ever March for Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) truck sales. The total of 8,551 trucks sold was up 22.9% compared to 2012.

Overall, TCI sold 16,286 vehicles in March, down 6.1% versus 2012.

Toyota sales highlights for March 2013 (vs. 2012)

  • Toyota sales: 14,647
    • Toyota passenger car sales: 6,769
    • Avalon sales: 132 (up 193.3%)
  • Toyota truck sales: 7,878 (up 23.4%) :: new March record
  • RAV4 sales: 3,635 (up 95.7%) :: best-ever month
  • Tacoma 4X4 sales: 857 (up 11.6%)
  • Highlander sales: 537 (up 22.9%)
“We’re pleased with the momentum that the all-new RAV4 and Avalon have generated,” said Larry Hutchinson, Managing Director, Toyota Canada Inc. “These vehicles demonstrate how Toyota is focused on rolling out exceptional new products that meet the wants and needs of Canadians.”
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