Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported December U.S. 2021 sales of 174,115 vehicles, a decrease of -30.2% on a volume basis or -27.7% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis compared to December 2020. For calendar year 2021, TMNA reported U.S. sales of 2,332,262 vehicles, an increase of 10.4% on a volume basis and an increase of 11.5% on a DSR basis.
Based on early sales reports, TMNA was the leading seller of electrified vehicles for the 22nd consecutive year with electrified powered vehicle – hybrids, plug-ins and fuel cells – at 583,697or +73.2% in 2021. EPV sales now make up one-quarter of total volume. There now are 18 total EPVs available in dealerships between both the Toyota and Lexus brands, the most among any automaker, with two more in showrooms by middle of 2022.
Toyota division posted December U.S. sales of 150,072 vehicles, down -29.0% on a volume basis and down -26.4% on a DSR basis. For the year, Toyota reported U.S. sales of 2,027,786 vehicles or +10.3% on a volume measurement and up +11.4% on a DSR basis.
Lexus division posted December U.S. sales of 24,043 vehicles, down -37.1% on a volume basis and down 34.8% on a DSR basis. For the year, Lexus reported U.S. sales of 304,476 vehicles, up 10.7% on a volume basis and up 11.8% on a DSR basis.
“Despite a second consecutive year of challenges, TMNA focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience, and we remain optimistic as our electrification strategy further evolves,” said Jack Hollis, senior vice president, Automotive Operations Group, TMNA. “Thanks to our phenomenal dealers and world-class purchasing and manufacturing teams, our inventory continues to improve and we’re preparing to introduce 21 all-new, refreshed or special edition vehicles in 2022,” Hollis said.