Toyota has raised its expectations for 2013's US sales for the third time since the end of 2012. The new target rests at 2.25 million units, when sales of Toyota, Lexus and Scion are taken as one. Subtracting Lexus, Toyota is still expecting to move over two million vehicles in the US by the end of 2013.

According to a report from Automotive News, the sales expectations came from Bob Carter, senior VP of automotive operations for Toyota USA, during a dealers during a meeting in Atlanta. The heightened expectations go along with Toyota's predictions for the US market as a whole, which it expects to grow to 15.5 million units by the end of 2013.

Besides an overall, national uptick in new vehicle sales, Toyota is also expecting a big push as it puts the next-generation Corolla to market during the second half of this year, along with the Tundra pickup truck. Meanwhile, dealers were shown images of a refreshed Camry, set to arrive in 2015, and reported that it's "more than a nip and a tuck," according to the AN report.

At the end of 2012, Toyota expected all three of its brands to move 2.15 million units. April saw another bump to over 2.2 million, total, while the Toyota division alone was expected to account for 1.95 million vehicles.


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        jtav2002
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        As a more relevant saying to AB, perhaps someone should coin the phrase "there's a hater born every minute."
      mchica
      • 1 Year Ago
      As long as it brings more work to the American plants, I'm happy with this news.
        richard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mchica
        Low wage temp jobs. The American middle-class takes another hit.
          toyotab1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @richard
          Toyota pays most money to its workers among all in the mass auto-industry http://www.aftermarketnews.com/Item/28594/uaw_losing_pay_edge_foreign_automakers_bonuses_boost_wages_in_us_plants_as_detroit_ca
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          @richard
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          clquake
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          @richard
          I don't get it. Instead of having no jobs, there will be at least some jobs. Not seeing the downside.
          linuxaddict7
          • 1 Year Ago
          @richard
          Dude.. Just be happy there are jobs.. Don't be greedy
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          @richard
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      richard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Brought to us buy the currency manipulating, tiger and whale killers from Japan. And two million "Americans" just don`t care.
        notagainbilly
        • 1 Year Ago
        @richard
        So true, so true. They couldn't compete so the devalue the yen. Yep that's fair.
          Famsert
          • 1 Year Ago
          @notagainbilly
          You do know that America is actively devaluing the USD right?
          owen brown
          • 1 Year Ago
          @notagainbilly
          You do know it's sales projections and not expected profit right?
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        @richard
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      toyotab1
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://www.aftermarketnews.com/Item/28594/uaw_losing_pay_edge_foreign_automakers_bonuses_boost_wages_in_us_plants_as_detroit_car_companies_struggle.aspx
      linuxaddict7
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lets roll Toyota!!! Sell more and more corolla and Camry and freak the heck out American roads.. Toyota is the more American foreign car company. After all they are NASCAR..
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