Asian makers: Toyota, Honda soar; Hyundai, Nissan rise
In a sales top-line preview, Toyota reported June sales up a whopping 60.3% to 177,795 vehicles for the month.
Even better, things are looking rosy through the rest of the year.
“June and first-half year sales were driven by consumer interest in our new models including the Prius c, the newest member of the Prius family, and the Camry, the best-selling car in America,” said Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president. “We expect to see continued stability in the automotive market during the second half of 2012 thanks to pent-up demand, low interest rates and a continued influx of new products.”
The Scion unit saw a 134% increase and Lexus sales doubled. Scion was helped by its new halo car: the FR-S sports car, which saw sales of 2,684 for the month.
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