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Toyota Motor September sales up 16.8%

Sales of the Toyota division increased by 20.5%, while the luxury Lexus Division reported a decrease

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) USA has reported sales of 147,162 vehicles for September 2010, an increase of 16.8% compared to the same period a year ago.

The Toyota Division posted September 2010 sales of 130,214 units, an increase of 20.5% over the same period last year.

The Lexus Division reported sales of 8,135 units, a decrease of 8.9% over the year-ago month.

For September 2010, Toyota Division passenger cars recorded sales of 75,670 units, an increase of 8.5% from September 2009.

Toyota Division light trucks posted sales of 54,544 units in September 2010, up 42.3% over September 2009.

Lexus reported passenger car sales were 8,135 units for September 2010, down 8.9% over the year-ago month, while Lexus light trucks recorded sales of 8,813 units for September 2010, down 2.2% over September 2009.

For September 2010, TMS posted sales of 14,871 hybrid vehicles, up 2.0% over September 2009.

Toyota Division posted sales of 13,021 hybrids for the month, while Lexus Division reported sales of 1,850 hybrids.