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Christopher Bruce2013-02-05 16:17:24

Toyota Preparing for Very Positive Year in 2013

January sales up 21.6% and new Pickup planned for Chicago

The Tundra will be revealed at the Chicago Motor Show

ToyotaToyotaToyotaJapan, 1937 > present155 models
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is expecting to have a very good year in the United States in 2013. Sales are up, and it has new cars planned. 

Toyota says that January sales jumped 21.6% to 157,725 cars. Of those, 141,514 cars were Toyotas, which represented a 26.1% increase. 

LexusLexusLexusJapan, 1989 > present26 models
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sold 16,211 cars, up 26.8%, and ScionScionScionJapan, 2002 > present9 models
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sales were up 38.4% to 4,893 cars. 

The company's hybrid cars are also doing quite well with sales up 45,4% to 24,232 cars. 

"The sales pace we saw in the fourth quarter of last year rolled into January, exceeding our expectations for the industry. Toyota started the year off strong, with total sales up over 26 percent, more than double the industry average," said Toyota US General Manager Bill Fay.

The automotive giant also has new products planned for the rest of the year. The new Lexus ISLexus IS Gen.3Lexus Lexus IS Gen.3Japan, 2013 > present19 versions
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that Toyota showed at the North American International Auto Show will be on sale in the US later this year. It also announced that a new generation of the TundraTundra Gen.2Toyota Tundra Gen.2United States of America, 2007 > 2013114 versions
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pickup will debut at the Chicago Auto Show on February 7. Toyota also showed a concept for the next generation CorollaCorolla FuriaToyota Corolla FuriaJapan, 2013 > 201315 photos
at NAIAS that is expected to go on sale at the end of the year. 

Toyota is hoping to take advantage of the pickup truck boom in the US. RamRam TrucksRam TrucksUnited States of America, 2008 > present4 models
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introduced its new 15001500 Gen.1 [DS/DJ]Ram Trucks 1500 Gen.1 [DS/DJ]United States of America, 2009 > present39 versions
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in 2012, and ChevroletChevroletChevroletUnited States of America, 1911 > present82 models
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and GMCGMCGMCUnited States of America, 1900 > present13 models
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have new trucks coming in the summer. Pickup truck sales were already up 28% in 2012 and are projected to grow further in 2013. However Toyota will not just have two of the major American truck makers to compete against, NissanNissanNissanJapan, 1932 > present159 models
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will introduce an refreshed TitanTitanNissan TitanJapan, 2004 > present37 versions
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later this year as well, and a new version will come in 2015. 

The big challenge for Toyota to be more successful in the American truck market is to unseat the customer loyalty for FordFordFordUnited States of America, 1903 > present92 models
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, GMGMGMUnited States of America, 1998 > present8 models
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and Ram. 

Source: Automotive News



Good luck to Toyota can't wait to see the new Tundra!
05.02.2013 @ 19:07
Just a few more days, and it will be here. Hopefully, after these new cars, Toyota can decide what to do with Scion. It has become a fiasco.
06.02.2013 @ 17:24


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