Automotive News reports Toyota saw a sizable jump in third-quarter North American sales and has adjusted its global forecast accordingly. All told, the Japanese automaker sold 598,000 units in North America during the last quarter, marking an increase of 45 percent over the same time period last year. As a result, operating profit in the region also increased to $807.1 million, though Toyota also credits much of that figure to additional output. The company stepped up North American production by 42 percent in the third quarter.

Last year at this time, the automaker was still reeling from the earthquake and tsunami disasters that struck Japan that March, and with its supply lines crippled, Toyota was forced to cut back production.

Like other Japanese automakers, Toyota has seen its sales in China plummet. Sales in the region fell off by some 49 percent in September compared to the same month a year prior due to anti-Japanese protests in the country.


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      Anthony
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid Americans still supporting Toyota like some numbskull sheeple. And these same people run off their mouths praising Ford for not taking bailout money yet paying them lip service when it comes to buying cars. I bet the excellent Ford Fusion wont outsell the boring Camry.
      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      I will not be caught dead in one
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
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          mbukukanyau
          • 2 Years Ago
          They give a rats ass and even a pig head for my business. As for you; you may buy one; its your money after all.
        Michael
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        It's ok; millions out there disagree with you, so Toyota will pay no mind to you.
          mbukukanyau
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Michael
          Fine by me, just do not expect me to buy one Michael. If you want one, go right ahead; its your money. Spend it as you wish.
          • 2 Years Ago
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          • 2 Years Ago
          @Michael
          SuckLongDong: You don't sound like a tool yourself at all. /s
        Ryan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        Ditto. I had to drive a "new" Camry recently on a business trip and I couldn't get over how boring and cheap it felt. I kept asking myself WHY would anyone want this car?
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I find it so funny no matter how much people seem to hate toyota they just get better and better ! Winning
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
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          miketim1
          • 2 Years Ago
          Production line ? Lexus is on a serious path right now... and new upcoming Toyota models are looking really good the new avalon looks pretty good and im sure there is an upcoming Camry on the way and up coming Corolla. Toyota never rest and each generation is always top of the class.
      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      It was only a matter of time before Toyota got their sales going again. They have huge loyal client base and a very good dealer network.
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        mbukukanyau
        • 2 Years Ago
        sounds farmiliar. Fire sales killed Detroit.. Go to Avis, it used to be a sea of impalas and taurus, now its a sea of corollas and camrys sprinkled with strip down sonatas
      Worx2749
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd had Toyotas for forty years, and they ARE reliable.(well, except for my first,well-used Toyota...a 1969 Corolla Wagon) No, they're certainly not enthusiast cars, but for the 65 miles I drive daily, my Corolla runs like a top and gets 35mpg. On the other hand, my Ford E150 gets 13 city...ouch. My next car won't be a Prius, though. Maybe a BRZ.
      GR
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am neither a Toyota hater or lover. Their cars are reliable and of good quality, but not enticing enough for me to have ever owned one. Given the Toyota selection in the US vs. its rivals, I opted to own other cars without regret. That being said, if I ever was given an opportunity to drive around the world or even in a remote country alone, there is no other vehicle than a Toyota 4x4 I would rather do it in.
        mbukukanyau
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GR
        I would pick a land rover or a Jeep Wrangler over any Toyota to go around ze world any day
          GR
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mbukukanyau
          Yet most of the people that do drive in the most remote areas of the world prefer and drive a Toyota. Once the Toyota Land Cruiser and Hilux were introduced, the presence of Land Rovers diminished. Land Rovers are venerable, but they don't enjoy the reliability of Toyota vehicles. A Jeep Wrangler does only one thing well: offroading. They do quite poorly otherwise. Also no match for Toyota reliability either. I think it says something when a Toyota 4x4 is the preferred choice everywhere from the deserts of Africa to the ice lands of the Arctic.
      • 2 Years Ago
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