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    Toyota Reports Best-Ever February Sales 03/01/2005 March 1, 2005 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever February
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      Toyota Reports Best-Ever February Sales



      03/01/2005



      March 1, 2005 - Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A.,
      Inc., today reported best-ever February sales of 163,059 vehicles, an
      increase of 11.1 percent over February 2004. Calendar-year-to-date
      (CYTD) sales total 304,013, an increase of 9.0 percent compared to
      the same period last year.

      "As gas prices continue their upward march, fuel efficiency catches
      the public eye," said Jim Press, TMS executive vice president and
      COO. "And our investment in a broad lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles
      continues to drive showroom traffic."

      The Toyota Division recorded best-ever February sales of 143,334, an
      increase of 13.5 percent. Toyota Division passenger cars registered
      best-ever February sales of 80,772 units, an increase of 22.4
      percent. Camry led the way with sales of 31,874, up 5.0 percent over
      the same period last year. The Corolla compact sedan continued its
      strong sales with 25,479 units, up 8.8 percent. The popular Prius gas-
      electric hybrid mid-size sedan recorded its best-ever overall sales
      month of 7,078 units, an increase of 120.2 percent over February
      2004. The all-new 2005 Avalon full-size sedan, which went on sale in
      February, enjoyed sales of 5,317, up 78.6 percent.

      Scion reported best-ever February sales of 10,177 units. The tC
      sports coupe, which debuted last Summer, led the way with 4,500 units
      sold. The xB urban utility vehicle registered a best-ever February
      with 3,811 units sold, up 21.6 percent. The xA subcompact also posted
      best-ever February sales with 1,866 units, an increase of 32.4
      percent. Toyota Division light trucks had a best-ever February with
      sales of 62,562, an increase of 3.8 percent. Toyota light trucks were
      led by the Highlander mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV), which had
      a best-ever February with 10,327 units sold, an increase of 17.2
      percent. The Tundra full-size pickup also had best-ever February
      sales of 11,063 units, an increase of 48.7 percent over the same time
      period last year. Sales of the 4Runner mid-size SUV were up 1.9
      percent over last February, with 8,660 units sold.

      The Lexus Division reported total sales of 19,725 units for the
      month. Lexus' February luxury utility vehicle sales were led by the
      GX 470 mid-size luxury SUV, which posted sales of 2,482 units, an
      increase of 1.8 percent. GS sales were boosted by the launch of the
      all-new 2006 GS 300 and GS 430 luxury performance sedans in late
      February. The GS 300 had sales of 1,602, an increase of 196.1
      percent, while the GS 430 posted sales of 345, an increase of 222.4
      percent.

      Sales of North American-built vehicles accounted for 63.7 percent of
      total February sales.


      TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
      (INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
      February, 2005

      ----- CURRENT MONTH -- -- CALENDAR YEAR TO
      DATE --
      DSR % DSR %
      2005 2004 CHG 2005 2004 CHG

      ECHO 231 392 -41.1 552 954 -39.7
      COROLLA 25,479 23,428 8.8 49,653 46,926 10.2
      CELICA 498 849 -41.3 925 1,629 -40.9
      CAMRY 31,874 30,350 5.0 60,241 61,080 2.7
      AVALON 5,317 2,977 78.6 6,808 6,056 17.1
      MR2 SPYDER 118 239 -50.6 230 438 -45.3
      PRIUS 7,078 3,215 120.2 12,644 6,140 114.5
      SCION xA 1,866 1,409 32.4 3,596 1,838 103.8
      SCION xB 3,811 3,135 21.6 7,188 4,124 81.6
      SCION tC 4,500 0- 8,333 0-
      TOTAL TOYOTA
      DIV. PASS. CAR 80,772 65,994 22.4 150,170 129,185 21.1
      ES 330 4,583 5,546 -17.4 9,070 10,800 -12.5
      LS 430 2,028 2,357 -14.0 4,145 4,867 -11.3
      SC 430 542 619 -12.4 1,004 1,098 -4.8
      GS 300 1,602 541 196.1 2,036 1,231 72.3
      GS 430 345 107 222.4 413 243 77.0
      IS 300 428 705 -39.3 881 1,450 -36.7
      TOTAL LEXUS
      PASS. CAR 9,528 9,875 -3.5 17,549 19,689 -7.2
      TOTAL TOYOTA
      PASS. CAR 90,300 75,869 19.0 167,719 148,874 17.4
      SIENNA 11,877 13,581 -12.5 21,156 26,421 -16.6
      RAV4 5,171 5,249 -1.5 9,427 10,308 -4.7
      4RUNNER 8,660 8,500 1.9 17,267 17,776 1.2
      HIGHLANDER 10,327 8,815 17.2 19,274 17,982 11.7
      LAND CRUISER 422 440 -4.1 887 944 -2.1
      SEQUOIA 4,112 4,606 -10.7 7,716 9,019 -10.9
      TOTAL SUV 28,692 27,610 3.9 54,571 56,029 1.5
      4X2 TACOMA 6,611 6,797 -2.7 12,122 13,619 -7.3
      4X4 TACOMA 4,319 4,815 -10.3 8,243 9,609 -10.6
      TOTAL TACOMA 10,930 11,612 -5.9 20,365 23,228 -8.7
      TUNDRA 11,063 7,441 48.7 19,778 15,270 34.9
      TOTAL PICKUP 21,993 19,053 15.4 40,143 38,498 8.6
      TOTAL TOYOTA DIV.
      LT TRUCK 62,562 60,244 3.8 115,870 120,948 -0.2
      LX 470 584 669 -12.7 1,372 1,367 4.5
      GX 470 2,482 2,437 1.8 5,042 4,589 14.4
      RX 330 7,131 7,564 -5.7 14,010 14,734 -1.0
      TOTAL LEXUS
      LIGHT TRUCK 10,197 10,670 -4.4 20,424 20,690 2.8
      TOTAL TOYOTA
      LIGHT TRUCK 72,759 70,914 2.6 136,294 141,638 0.2
      TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. 143,334 126,238 13.5 266,040 250,133 10.8
      TOTAL LEXUS 19,725 20,545 -4.0 37,973 40,379 -2.0
      TOTAL TOYOTA 163,059 146,783 11.1 304,013 290,512 9.0
      MEMO:
      DOM. COROLLA 24,529 22,429 9.4 47,454 44,836 10.2
      DOM. CAMRY 31,183 26,828 16.2 58,731 53,363 14.6
      DOM. PICKUP 21,993 19,053 15.4 40,143 38,498 8.6
      DOM. RX 330 4,820 4,312 11.8 8,836 7,730 19.1

      SELLING DAYS 24 24 48 50



      TOYOTA DIV.
      IMPORT CAR 19,743 13,760 43.5 37,177 24,930 55.3
      LEXUS IMPORT CAR 9,528 9,875 -3.5 17,549 19,689 -7.2
      TOYOTA DIV
      NA BUILT CARS 61,029 52,234 16.8 112,993 104,255 12.9
      TOTAL TOYOTA CARS 90,300 75,869 19.0 167,719 148,874 17.4

      TOYOTA DIV. IMPORT
      LT TRUCK 24,580 23,004 6.9 46,855 47,010 3.8
      LEXUS IMPORT
      LT TRUCK 5,377 6,358 -15.4 11,588 12,960 -6.9
      TOYOTA DIV NA BUILT
      LT TRUCK 37,982 37,240 2.0 69,015 73,938 -2.8
      LEXUS NA BUILT
      LT TRUCK 4,820 4,312 11.8 8,836 7,730 19.1
      TOTAL TOYOTA
      LT TRUCK 72,759 70,914 2.6 136,294 141,638 0.2

      SPORT UTILITY
      VEHICLES 38,889 38,280 1.6 74,995 76,719 1.8
      Memo: Lexus Sport
      Utility 10,197 10,670 -4.4 20,424 20,690 2.8

      SMALL VANS 11,877 13,581 -12.5 21,156 26,421 -16.6
      PICKUPS 21,993 19,053 15.4 40,143 38,498 8.6

      * NORTH AMERICAN BUILT VEHICLES
      COROLLA 24,529 22,429 9.4 47,454 44,836 10.2
      CAMRY 31,183 26,828 16.2 58,731 53,363 14.6
      AVALON 5,317 2,977 78.6 6,808 6,056 17.1
      SIENNA 11,877 13,581 -12.5 21,156 26,421 -16.6
      PICKUP 21,993 19,053 15.4 40,143 38,498 8.6
      SEQUOIA 4,112 4,606 -10.7 7,716 9,019 -10.9
      RX 330 4,820 4,312 11.8 8,836 7,730 19.1
      TOTAL 103,831 93,786 10.7 190,844 185,923 6.9
      N.A. VEHICLES %
      OF TOTAL 63.7% 63.9% 62.8% 64.0%

      SELLING DAYS 24 24 48 50
      DSR = DAILY SELLING RATE
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