Toyota (including Lexus and Scion) was the top-selling retail automaker last year, closing 2013 with 2,236,042 vehicles sold.
In addition, the Toyota Camry ended last year as the best-selling car in America for the 12th year in a row while Toyota’s hybrids set an all-time sales record while retaining about 60 percent of the market. The Toyota Avalon also saw triple-digit gains over the year and the Japanese automaker’s trucks division saw a 12-percent increase in sales.
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As for Toyota’s luxury arm, Lexus, the ES model saw its sales increase by almost 30 percent over 2012. The all-new IS posted triple-digit gains in the month of December and saw its sales up 26.4 percent for the year.
“The auto industry was a consistent bright spot in the economic recovery throughout 2013,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “We expect the economy will continue to gain strength in 2014, with car sales rising to pre-recession levels.”
As an individual brand, it’s expected that Ford will top Toyota in the annual sales race. General Motors sold a total of 2.8 million vehicles in 2013, though that number includes fleet sales.
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