October is a month that is generally considered a smashing success for candy manufacturers, the haunted attraction industry, and taciturn psychopaths in William Shatner masks. While by no means a boogeyman, Toyota was able to scare up some strong numbers of its own in October, posting a considerable increase in sales over 2012’s season of the witch.
Toyota sales throughout October totaled 168,976 units, good for a 4.8 percent boost over 2012’s daily selling rate (DSR). When compared on a raw-volume basis, Toyota’s sales are 8.8 percent better than those of a year ago.
Toyota Division accounted for 146,257 of those units, good for a 4 percent year-over-year bump in DSR and an 8 percent improvement in volume. This kind of growth can be seen as nothing short of amazing given the early-month panic brought on by the government shutdown.
“Consumers showed resiliency in October with steady auto sales despite headwinds caused by the government shutdown,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager, in the automaker’s press release. “The growth in the auto industry continues to play a leading role in the economic recovery, and Toyota is on track for a strong close to the year.”
Lexus’ October sales accounted for the remaining 22,719 units, good for a 10.2 percent DSR increase and a 14.5 percent volume hike over October 2012. The Lexus ES sold nearly 6,000 units on its own, the LS showed a more than 26 percent improvement over last year’s figures, and the RX increased 15 percent on its way to selling nearly 8,000 units.
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