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News   October 2, 2003   by Auto Service World

Toyota’s Canadian-Built Vehicles Fuel September Sales


Thanks to strong sales of Corolla, Matrix, and the Lexus RX 330 – all of which are now built in Canada -Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) achieved total September sales of 14,814 units, a 21.2 per cent increase over last September, and 11.3 per cent ahead of the same period last year.
It was the best September in history for the best-selling Corolla, and sales of the Matrix sports crossover more than tripled compared to the same month last year. Every Corolla and Matrix sold in Canada is built at the
award-winning Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) facility in Cambridge, Ontario. As well, less than one week after the first Lexus RX 330 rolled off the assembly line at TMMC, Lexus announced that September sales of this
exceptional luxury SUV reached 440 units – 183.9 per cent better than last year’s RX sales.
“Thanks to continuing customer demand for the outstanding Corolla and Matrix, over forty per cent of all vehicles we sell in Canada are also built here – and that’s before the new Canadian-made Lexus RX 330 reaches our customers,” said Tony Wearing, Managing Director of TCI. “This is literally a success story that was made in Canada, and everyone at TMMC deserves to take a
bow.”
Toyota products, both individually and collectively set a number of records in September:

– Total Toyota sales of 14,030 are 20.1 per cent better than last September, thanks to record Toyota car sales of 10,731 (up 23.3 percent compared to the same month last year), and record truck sales of 3,299 (up 10.6 per cent).
– Sales of 784 Lexus cars and SUVs are 44.6 per cent better than last September.
– Corolla sales of 3,856 were 27 per cent better than last September, and Matrix sales of 1,804 were up by 244.9 per cent.
– Echo Hatchback reached sales of 1,028 units, in just its second full month on sale.
– Sienna sales of 1,290 were nearly double those of last September.
– 4Runner sales rose by 284.9 per cent, to 358, thanks to customer demand for the new V8.


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