Toyota Motor says US sales in September were flat compared with August, weighed down by LexusBy AP
Friday, October 1, 2010
Toyota says sales in US edge lower in September
TORRANCE, Calif. — Toyota says its U.S. September sales fell from the prior month as demand for its Lexus luxury models slipped.ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
September sales fell about 1 percent, weighed down by a 13 percent drop in Lexus. The weaker performance by the high-end brand was offset by steady sales of Toyota brand cars and trucks.
Other automakers have been reporting sales throughout the day Friday. General Motors sales fell about 6 percent. Chrysler and Ford, however, posted better August-to-September results.
Toyota’s sales rose 17 percent compared with September last year, when a slowdown following the popular Cash for Clunkers program kept demand for new cars and trucks depressed.