Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Program Registers All-Time Best-Ever Sales Month

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

    TORRANCE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS),
 U.S.A., Inc., today reported all-time best-ever monthly sales of Toyota
 Certified Used Vehicles, shattering the previous record set last March.
     March sales of Toyota Certified Used Vehicles totaled 16,308, an increase
 of 17.2 percent compared to March 2000.  Calendar-year-to-date sales total
 42,206, up 11.4 percent compared to the same period last year, setting a
 first-quarter record.
     "Our record-setting first-quarter is right in line with our projected
 growth in certified used vehicle sales for 2001," said Ron Broughman, TMS
 corporate manager, used vehicle operations department.
     TMS recently celebrated a milestone with the sale of the 500,000th Toyota
 Certified Used Vehicle since the programs inception.  Additionally, the 2001
 Prius gas-electric hybrid sedan was recently added to the current product
 line-up of certified used vehicles.
     The Toyota Certified Used Vehicle program, established in 1996, continues
 to provide one of the best pre-owned warranties in the industry.  The
 warranty, from date of first use, includes six-year, 100,000-mile limited
 powertrain coverage, as well as an optional comprehensive 100,000-mile vehicle
 service agreement.  And, 24-hour roadside assistance also is provided free of
 charge for one year.
     All 1996-2001 models with less than 65,000 miles are eligible for the
 program.  Prior to sale, each vehicle receives a rigorous 128-point inspection
 of all mechanical and safety functions, as well as overall appearance
 considerations.  The Prius gas/electric hybrid sedan receives an additional
 15-point inspection of its hybrid components.
     The top ten Toyota Certified Used Vehicle dealers for March were:
 
     1.  Longo Toyota, El Monte, Calif.
     2.  Hamer Toyota, Inc., Mission Hills, Calif.
     3.  Roseville Toyota, Roseville, Calif.
     4.  Toyota of North Hollywood, North Hollywood, Calif.
     5.  John Elway Toyota, Englewood, Colo.
     6.  Toyota of Escondido, Inc., Escondido, Calif.
     7.  Millennium Toyota, Hempstead, New York
     8T. Laurel Toyota, Laurel, Md.
     8T. Miller Toyota, Manassas, Va.
     10. Capitol Toyota, San Jose, Calif.
 
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SOURCE Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
    TORRANCE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS),
 U.S.A., Inc., today reported all-time best-ever monthly sales of Toyota
 Certified Used Vehicles, shattering the previous record set last March.
     March sales of Toyota Certified Used Vehicles totaled 16,308, an increase
 of 17.2 percent compared to March 2000.  Calendar-year-to-date sales total
 42,206, up 11.4 percent compared to the same period last year, setting a
 first-quarter record.
     "Our record-setting first-quarter is right in line with our projected
 growth in certified used vehicle sales for 2001," said Ron Broughman, TMS
 corporate manager, used vehicle operations department.
     TMS recently celebrated a milestone with the sale of the 500,000th Toyota
 Certified Used Vehicle since the programs inception.  Additionally, the 2001
 Prius gas-electric hybrid sedan was recently added to the current product
 line-up of certified used vehicles.
     The Toyota Certified Used Vehicle program, established in 1996, continues
 to provide one of the best pre-owned warranties in the industry.  The
 warranty, from date of first use, includes six-year, 100,000-mile limited
 powertrain coverage, as well as an optional comprehensive 100,000-mile vehicle
 service agreement.  And, 24-hour roadside assistance also is provided free of
 charge for one year.
     All 1996-2001 models with less than 65,000 miles are eligible for the
 program.  Prior to sale, each vehicle receives a rigorous 128-point inspection
 of all mechanical and safety functions, as well as overall appearance
 considerations.  The Prius gas/electric hybrid sedan receives an additional
 15-point inspection of its hybrid components.
     The top ten Toyota Certified Used Vehicle dealers for March were:
 
     1.  Longo Toyota, El Monte, Calif.
     2.  Hamer Toyota, Inc., Mission Hills, Calif.
     3.  Roseville Toyota, Roseville, Calif.
     4.  Toyota of North Hollywood, North Hollywood, Calif.
     5.  John Elway Toyota, Englewood, Colo.
     6.  Toyota of Escondido, Inc., Escondido, Calif.
     7.  Millennium Toyota, Hempstead, New York
     8T. Laurel Toyota, Laurel, Md.
     8T. Miller Toyota, Manassas, Va.
     10. Capitol Toyota, San Jose, Calif.
 
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