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CosworthKid 05-22-2010 11:37 AM

Toyota sales tumble despite incentives?

swizzle 05-23-2010 02:27 PM

When Audi had the unintended acceleration nightmare thanks to being railroaded by 60 Minutes, their sales went to virtually zero. Toyota is arrogant to think this will pass quickly. The Toyota debacle took away in the minds of consumers the one thing--bulletproof quality--that allowed them to overlook uninspired cars. Now with Toyota off its perch, people are looking around. Why buy a Camry when the Fusion and Sonata are so compelling....etc.

Baji192 06-14-2010 07:20 AM

This might be just a US phenomenon, as in Australia, Toyota are still the best selling brand but a fair margin. I've read recent articles elsewhere that state that Toyota Australia's sales have increased.

But then again, I think Aussies in general aren't overly dramatic about the unintended accelleration issues as most of the vehicles affected have been those in the US, and as far as im aware, there haven't been any local cases.

As with the Lexus GX460, Australia doesn't get that model but we do get the Prado, and apparently Toyota Aus says that the Prado is unaffected.

On a different matter, the Hyundai i45 has just recently been released, so only time will tell if the i45 will eat away at camry sales. Hyundai Aus have been doing really well, and for a couple of months, they've actually outsold Mazda. Atm in terms of YTD sales, in aus, Toyota remains number 1, followed by Holden, Ford, Mazda and then Hyundai but a very small margin. Give them a year or two, and Im betting Hyundai will have overtaken Mazda and maybe even Ford, as Mazda have almost dethroned Ford from 3rd position on several occasions.

Fabia SDI Elegance 02-01-2011 08:39 AM

Toyota is still no.1.
Last year they sold 8,42 milion cars.

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