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I thought I would start a threat to report Toyota's monthly sales. From today's press release, they sold "The all-new Tundra full-size pickup reported sales of 13,196 units, up 7.8 percent over Tundra sales last March." That works out to an annual rate of about 158,000 per year. Off their 200k goal, but not bad. I wonder if it is higher because of interest or lower because not enough inventory is out yet? My plan is to update this thread every month.
 

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I would think that next month will be the first month we can really gauge sales from. Toyota finally has all the models out, and are starting to get better inventory. As long as they can keep up with CrewMax demand, next month's figures will give us a good idea if that 200,000 mark will be hit.

I don't know about everyone else, but I think sales will pick up a significant amound, and they break 200k this year. Time will tell.
 

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I'm sure Toyota will get close to their projected number of 200,000 units, but it also depends on what happens with gas prices. With the Summer driving season starting soon, prices are going to continue their upward climb. If gas prices stay below the $2.75 average, sales may be brisk. April sales numbers will be very interesting.

Thanks for keeping us updated:ts:
 

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The Crewmax will be a significant percentage of total Tundra sales, and it only came out at the end of March. Crewmax production, as well as for other cabs, is still ramping up.

April will definitely be the first month where we can accurately gauge if Toyota will hit their sales goal.

Also a significant point is that all fullsize trucks were down in March, but the Tundra was up.
 

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Remember, Toyota's target is 200,000 in annual sales, but not necessarily 200k THIS year. They want to get to the 200k run rate this year, i.e. about 16,666 per month. That is their target production rate.
 

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Remember, Toyota's target is 200,000 in annual sales, but not necessarily 200k THIS year. They want to get to the 200k run rate this year, i.e. about 16,666 per month. That is their target production rate.

I'm pretty sure the goal is 200k this year. They have the capacity to produce many more, 300k+.
 

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I would surely expect Silverado and Sierra sales to be way up over last year, especially considering it is a redesign.
 

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BS, prove it.
from automotive news, although it doesn't break down truck sales




MARCH AUTO SALES

Japan 3 post gains as Detroit automakers fall

queryvar="japan,3,post,gains,as,detroit,automakers ,fall";Dale Jewett | Automotive News / April 3, 2007 - 2:02 pm / UPDATED: 4/3/2007 5:37 P.M.

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March's U.S. auto sales results have a familiar look: Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. and American Honda Motor Co. posted gains while General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler saw their numbers drop.

Overall, U.S. auto sales in March were up 0.7 percent from a year ago to 1,542,498 units. But for the year to date, sales are down 1.2 percent to 3,889,952 units.

The top six automakers ranked like this for the month:
  • <LI type=square>No. 1: GM, down 4.0 percent to 345,418 units.

    <LI type=square>No. 2: Ford Motor, down 9.0 percent to 263,582 units.

    <LI type=square>No. 3: Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., up 11.7 percent to 242,675 units.

    <LI type=square>No. 4: DaimlerChrysler, down 4.1 percent to 228,066 units.

    <LI type=square>No. 5: American Honda Motor Co., up 11.3 percent to 143,392 units.
  • No. 6: Nissan North America, up 7.8 percent to 111,119 units.
After the first three months of this year, those six automakers line up in the same order.

A year ago, for both March sales and the year-to-date total, DaimlerChrysler held the No. 3 spot with Toyota Motor Sales in fourth place.

Both Ford and GM cited a reduction in sales to rental fleets as a factor in their sales declines in March, a strategy they have been pursuing for several months.

Market share shifts

As a group, Toyota Motor Sales, American Honda and Nissan North America took 32.2 percent of U.S. auto sales in March, a gain of 2.9 percentage points compared with March 2006. The combined market share of Ford Motor, GM and DaimlerChrysler for the month totaled 54.3 percent, down 3.6 percentage points from a year earlier.

Rising sales for Japanese automakers weren't confined to Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

Sales at Mazda North America Operations rose 47.9 percent in March compared with a year earlier, to 37,742 units. The increase was propelled by the CX-7 and CX-9 crossovers. March U.S. sales were also up at Mitsubishi Motors North America and American Suzuki Motor Corp. .

Korea's Hyundai Group continues to gain. Combined U.S. sales of the Hyundai and Kia brands were up 2.6 percent in March to 69,551 units -- making it the seventh-ranked automaker for the month. For the year to date, the Hyundai group's U.S. sales are up 4.1 percent to 177,808 units.

American automakers weren't the only losers. Despite a record-setting month for its Audi brand, the Volkswagen group saw its U.S. sales fall 8.6 percent in March to 25,677 units. Sales were down for every model in the VW lineup except the Eos convertible, which was not on sale a year ago.

On an annualized basis, Wall Street forecasts for industrywide U.S. auto sales for March had been projected at 16.2 million to 16.6 million vehicles compared with 16.6 million a year ago.

Incentives down slightly

Last month, sales incentives offered to new-car buyers in the United States fell slightly, according to Edmunds.com, an auto industry tracking Web site.

The average manufacturer incentive on cars and light trucks sold in the United States was $2,512 in March, down 0.4 percent from a year earlier, Edmunds.com said.

Sales incentives are widely tracked as an indication of the relative profitability of various automakers and the pressure they face to move inventory.

On an industrywide basis, the total sales discounts amounted to $3.8 billion for March, with the U.S. automakers accounting for 69 percent of that total, Edmunds.com said.

Reuters contributed to this report.

You may e-mail Dale Jewett at [email protected]



</B>MarchMarchPct.3 mos.3 mos.Pct.</B>20072006chng.20072006chng.BMW*29,014</B>28,384</B>2.2%</B>75,535</B>72,684</B>3.9%DaimlerChrysler**228,066</B>237,851</B>–4.1%</B>593,291</B>613,552</B>–3.3%Ford Motor Co.***263,582</B>289,605</B>–9.0%</B>639,530</B>736,966</B>–13.2%General Motors****345,418</B>359,705</B>–4.0%</B>898,443</B>950,317</B>–5.5%American Honda†143,392</B>128,806</B>11.3%</B>354,208</B>333,844</B>6.1%Hyundai Group††69,551</B>67,770</B>2.6%</B>177,808</B>170,821</B>4.1%Isuzu743</B>947</B>–21.5%</B>1,802</B>2,451</B>–26.5%Mazda37,742</B>25,514</B>47.9%</B>79,074</B>67,271</B>17.5%Mitsubishi12,536</B>10,249</B>22.3%</B>31,645</B>25,695</B>23.2%Nissan†††111,119</B>103,095</B>7.8%</B>278,981</B>263,227</B>6.0%Porsche3,278</B>3,185</B>2.9%</B>8,229</B>9,132</B>–9.9%Subaru18,027</B>19,048</B>–5.4%</B>42,976</B>45,067</B>–4.6%Suzuki11,030</B>10,887</B>1.3%</B>27,794</B>26,639</B>4.3%Toyota‡242,675</B>217,286</B>11.7%</B>605,855</B>544,851</B>11.2%</B>VW (revised)‡‡25,677</B>28,084</B>–8.6%</B>71,962</B>72,022</B>0.2%Other [SIZE=-1](estimate)[/SIZE]648</B>610</B>6.2%</B>1,819</B>1,726</B>5.4%TOTAL1,542,4981,531,0260.7%3,888,9523,936,265–1.2%[FONT=ARIAL,HELVETICA,SANS-SERIF]Numbers in this table are calculated by Automotive News based on actual monthly sales reported by the manufacturers and may differ from numbers reported elsewhere. [/FONT][FONT=ARIAL,HELVETICA,SANS-SERIF]
Source: Automotive News Data Center
Note: Other includes estimates for Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lotus
*Includes Mini and Rolls-Royce
**Includes Mercedes-Benz
***Includes Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo
****Includes Saab
†Includes Honda Division and Acura
††Includes Hyundai and Kia
†††Includes Nissan Division and Infiniti
‡Includes Toyota Division and Lexus
‡‡Includes VW, Audi and Bentley
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BS, prove it.
From Pickuptruck.com, the GM's were down this month compared to last year although sales are still up slightly for the year.


Year-to-Date (YTD) Mar-2007

Ford F-Series
171,651 -14.1% YTD
March 2007: 71,481
March 2006: 84,168

Chevrolet Silverado
152,715 +5.1% YTD
March 2007: 55,626
March 2006: 60,833

Dodge Ram
67,163 -1.0% YTD
February 2007: 38,301
February 2006: 38,709

GMC Sierra
47,790 +3.8% YTD
March 2007: 16,503
March 2006: 19,435

Toyota Tacoma
46,328 +7.9% YTD
March 2007: 18,243
March 2006: 15,662

Toyota Tundra
29,186 -10.7% YTD
March 2007: 13,196
March 2006: 11,800

Chevrolet Colorado
19,769 +3.0% YTD
March 2007: 7,685
March 2006: 8,355

Nissan Titan
18,847 -13.7% YTD
March 2007: 7,563
March 2006: 8,328

Ford Ranger
18,491 -17.4% YTD
March 2007: 7,989
March 2006: 9,809

Nissan Frontier
17,210 -15.4% YTD
March 2007: 7,254
March 2006: 8,433
 

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Silverado DOWN 11.8%

Seirra DOWN 18.1%

Titan DOWN 12.4%

F-Series DOWN 15.1%

Ram DOWN 5.0%

Tundra UP 7.8%
Here, no outside source. Straight from the pressroom...


Silverado DOWN 11.8%/ Sierra DOWN 18.1%
GM Media Online

F-Series DOWN 15.1%
Ford Motor Company - Press Release - FORD’S NEW CARS, CROSSOVERS SET SALES RECORDS; NEW PRODUCTS ACHIEVING COMPANY’S SALES TARGETS

Ram DOWN 5%
Chrysler Group Announces March 2007 U.S. Sales

Titan DOWN 12.4%
NissanNews

Tundra UP 7.8%
Toyota/Lexus/Scion Pressroom: Toyota Reports March Sales
 

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With somewhat limited supply and no Crewmax we've sold a ****load more than we've been able to deliver... We've got about 70 sold-order Tundras in our pipeline.
 

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Glad to see that numbers are moving up! Still, realistically, Toyota has about 9 months to sell another ~170K vehicles... that means they need to average ~18,889 Tundras per month between now and then. I think that sales will continue to build up and that even if they don't make their target, that they'll probably do 175K in sales this year pretty easily. Gas prices are going to put a big crunch on this segment...
 

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So you can either look at the glass half empty or half full. The numbers were up from a year ago with the release on a newly redesigned model BUT they still are getting killed by the competition in overall sales and it looks that the crack pipe was being passed around when the sales goal of 200k was developed.

I'd say if you're on the market for a new Tundra, the longer you can wait the better off you will be when it comes time to sign your name on that purchase agreement.
 

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While I'm sure Toyota will be keeping a sharp eye at this year's figures, I think they'll be more concerned with Tundra figures 10 years from now. That's just Toyota.
 

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So you can either look at the glass half empty or half full. The numbers were up from a year ago with the release on a newly redesigned model BUT they still are getting killed by the competition in overall sales and it looks that the crack pipe was being passed around when the sales goal of 200k was developed.

I'd say if you're on the market for a new Tundra, the longer you can wait the better off you will be when it comes time to sign your name on that purchase agreement.
Toyota is not expecting to overtake the domestics in this segment anytime soon. But I would think that they are more interested in continually growing their truck sales year over year. Their focus is more on profitability, quality, and reliability than it is strictly sales numbers for bragging rights...
 

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BS, prove it.
There's your proof slimjim... munch on that awhile...

Jim
 

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So you can either look at the glass half empty or half full. The numbers were up from a year ago with the release on a newly redesigned model BUT they still are getting killed by the competition in overall sales and it looks that the crack pipe was being passed around when the sales goal of 200k was developed.

I'd say if you're on the market for a new Tundra, the longer you can wait the better off you will be when it comes time to sign your name on that purchase agreement.
As I said in another thread, Even with the big incentives being offered by the domestics their sales are falling while the "overpriced" Tundra sales are increasing. The problem with giving big incentives to unload inventory is it kills your profits and hurts you financially. Look at Chrysler... Daimler is trying to unload them. Ford is near bankrupcy and GM had to dump 1000's of jobs to show anykind of profit. Toyota and Honda rarely offer incentives and are doing great. I don't want to see the american automakers go under. I don't have the answer but I believe allways giving big incentives to sale their vehicles is a bad thing for them.

Jim
 
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