Toyota saw another unfortunate month of sales in September. The automaker saw its sales figures fall by 18 percent compared to the same time last year, thanks largely to lower-than-average dealer inventory brought on by this year's earthquake and tsunami disasters. Toyota sold 121,451 vehicles in the U.S. last month across its three brands. The company moved 147,162 vehicles during the month of September last year.
Even so, the automaker says that October will show sales improvements, according to Automotive News. Bob Carter, group vice president of Toyota Motor Sales, said that right now, U.S. dealers have a 30-day supply of vehicles, and that inventory will continue to grow in the coming months.

Carter also underscored the fact that his company would reverse a five-month trend of sales losses in October and once again post gains. That's likely to be true given that the 2012 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid are likely to bring in buyers as well as the company's Prius V. In addition, the 2012 Yaris is slated to show up in the fourth quarter alongside the Scion iQ.


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      CPA11973
      • 3 Years Ago
      How can sales rebound with so many people unemployed. I would think the last thing the unemployed would buy is a car unless thay have no choice but to buy one so they can get to work
      kontroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      it is sooo very refreshing to see this manufactuirer have another unfortunate month...I hope they'll have many more along with their other asian counterparts.
        carfan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        the American manufacturers deserve every single car sale that's lost by toyota and Co. The Americans are producing the most advanced and coolest looking cars at the present time, and this is coming from a European guy.
          Tolitz Rosel
          • 3 Years Ago
          @carfan
          yeah, calling doom on a company that employs thousands of American workers is very patriotic... enjoy your fords made in mexico, yanks o_O
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          @carfan
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          @carfan
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      Zoom
      • 3 Years Ago
      The new Camry will sell like gangbusters. That it was still the best selling car a couple of months before a major redesign is telling... The new one looks great.
        carfan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Zoom
        there is a huge discrepancy between the advanced American car manufacturers and the primitivism of the American consumer who buys asian crap not recognizing the availability of cool products right under their own noses
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          @carfan
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        Basil Exposition
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Zoom
        Thanks, Capt. Obvious
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Oh look, Toyotasucks making a negative comment towards Toyota. NEVER saw that coming. I mean his name totally threw me off./sarcasm
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here is a good plan. Build better looking and safer vehicles.
        Zoom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @protovici
        "Build better looking and safer vehicles." An opinion and a lie. Troll elsewhere.
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        breakfastburrito
        • 3 Years Ago
        I used to disagree with you. I love Japanese cars. They are better than American cars in several ways. I hate that Ford won't give its best cars to Americans. I hate that GM interiors are so very shabby. We're in for a hurting in 2012. It's time to bring back American pride in craftsmanship. It's time to buy American if a car is needed. I don't agree with the racist overtone, or the exaggeration.
      K
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toastyota. Their cars are like toast,. They're dry, boring, bland, and not much to look at and after u eat it you feel completly unsatisfied with a cardboard like taste in ur mouth. Anyone here who cant see that they make the most antiseptic transportation devices is on crack. I'm sick of these damn things going slow as hell all the time and almost causing accidents due to their shyty driving abilities. They are always being moved around with the most clueless brain dead scags- Asian, indian or fat and ugly women with no sense of style and problaby, maybe, like two friends. Maybe americans are finally realizing Toyotas are and have been way behind in their class for at least ten years now.
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        What about them? They're only updated, not redesigned like the new Yaris and Camry. They're also not new to the US models like the Scion iQ.
      muscle3332007
      • 3 Years Ago
      Their cars are butt-ugly. Who would want one?
      wellingtron
      • 3 Years Ago
      To see who's stealing all the American jobs, turn on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC right now and watch Border Wars
      MAX
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look for a lot of channel stuffing. I hope the whalekillers choke on it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MAX
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      Dest
      • 3 Years Ago
      So many stupid and xenophobic comments...
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