In the US, Toyota’s April sales were up by a whopping 188.5 percent compared to the same period last year, with 272,000 units sold. Toyota attributes this substantial increase to strong sales of light trucks such as RAV4, Highlander and 4Runner, as well as the popularity of hybrid models like the RAV4 Hybrid, RAV4 Prime, and Venza and last April’s drop in sales caused by the pandemic.
In China, Toyota sold 160,000 units last month, a year-on-year increase of 12.2 percent thanks to strong sales of the Avalon, Camry, RAV4, and Wildlander. Strong sales of the Harrier SUV and Yaris hatchback also increased Toyota’s April 2021 sales by 27.1 percent, with 124,000 units sold. If Toyota can sustain this growth, 2021 should easily eclipse 2020’s total sales figures.