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Toyota's global sales doubled to record-high in April

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What a bad news story. Of course sales now will be way higher compared to April 2020, when the states of emergency began and other economies were shutdown from lockdowns. The question is how are sales now compared to pre-pandemic levels. Hello, Kyodo?

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" Of course sales now will be way higher compared to April 2020"

LOL, read the article: Toyota reported a 2.3-fold increase in overseas sales to 735,431 units, the largest-ever for April,

This includes April 2019, April 2018 etc.

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JeffLee

It's in the article if you read it, it was a record high for the month April.

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Toyota does very well in the California market, but it seems to me that they are now lagging behind other manufacturers in the rollout of electric vehicles. It would be a shame if they kept pushing hybrids when the time has come for pure EVs. That sort of lack of foresight could cost them market share down the road.

I read somewhere else that Toyota is doing better than most manufacturers, at the moment, because they had the wisdom to stock up on the necessary microchips back when demand was low.

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Toyota, Honda and Mazda have really tightened up their design language.

Will that be enough to push internal combustion cars, though?

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No surprise.

Toyotas are still the best quality vehicles out there. Tough as nails, cutting edge, last forever, and retain their retail value better than almost any other brand. You can keep your "fancy" Chinese TESLAS - Im staying with my Toyota thank you very much! And when Toyota decides to go fully electric on all models, watch out TESLA.

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Thinking about buying 2019 Toyota Yaris Hybrid for my partner to learn. No other choices there comparison to this.

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Toyota is the world leader in making boring cars for boring people. Yaris anyone?

Japanese cars I have owned that were super fun to drive were Hondas and Mazdas. Then there was my Datsun 1600 1968, advertised as the poor man's BMW. 100 MPH for $2000, rack and pinion steering, disc brakes. Drove it until it rusted out. What ever happened to that proud brand?

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@happyhere

I love Mazda but Toyota makes both fun to drive cars and boring cars, While the Yaris is a boring car, try driving the YARIS GR. it will blow your mind.

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@happyhere Madzas and Hondas are both excellent and fun to drive. I'd choose a Mazda over Honda tho.

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@happyhere well, about datsun, aren't we getting a 400z soon?

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Toyota is the world leader in making boring cars for boring people. Yaris anyone?

Anyone know what the waiting list on the Gazoo Yaris is? Six months? The hottest hot hatch in years.

The new 86 looks pretty good too. To a "boring" person with a CX-5 like me anyway.

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Toyota is the world leader in making boring cars for boring people. Yaris anyone?

Are you havin' a laugh?

Toyotas are not boring. Thats the last adjective any sane person would describe them as. I just drove my Corolla home tonight, floored it. Still shows a clean pair of heels at 290,000 km!

Toyota = excitement machines.

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happyhereMay 29  06:11 pm JST

Japanese cars I have owned that were super fun to drive were Hondas and Mazdas. Then there was my Datsun 1600 1968, advertised as the poor man's BMW. 100 MPH for $2000, rack and pinion steering, disc brakes. Drove it until it rusted out. What ever happened to that proud brand?

= They still make Datsun's.

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"= They still make Datsun's."

Datsun's what?

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Toyotas are not boring. Thats the last adjective any sane person would describe them as. I just drove my Corolla home tonight, floored it. 

My wife's two Avalons are the least engaging, most boring cars I can think of since the 1970s. The older one which we call the Brown Turd, even with new Sachs monotube struts, is evil handling with every corner is sort of doing its own thing as you wallow down the road. Passengers in the newer one, aka the Tuna Boat, get seasick in it. The Tuna Boat is the so-called "Touring Edition" and even that version is too floaty. Completely dead steering. No communication to the driver. Our Transit Connect van is a 100% better driving vehicle, firm and flat cornering. The only thing about them that is not boring is how much it costs to do even routine maintenance on them. And when something breaks, which they do, figure on spending at least a grand or maybe two to fix it.

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Anyone know what the waiting list on the Gazoo Yaris is? Six months? The hottest hot hatch in years.

Toyota doesn't sell the GR Yaris everywhere, certainly not in the US. The last car sold here as a Yaris was, well, forgettable. The best Toyota the US gets is the 86, but it's made by Subaru with a Subaru boxer engine at their Gunma plant.

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happyhereMay 29  06:11 pm JST

Toyota is the world leader in making boring cars for boring people. Yaris anyone?

Wake up.

GR Yaris, GR Supra, 86, Lexus IS500, Lexus RCF... and next year the GR Corolla Sports (with 300hp) etc, etc.

The reality is, Toyota make more exciting driver's cars than any other manufacturer you care to mention outside of the exotics.

3RENSHOToday  08:48 am JST

Datsun's what?

Google it: "Datsun": https://www.datsun.com/ India is the main market, as well as Indonesia and Russia: https://www.datsun.co.in/

Desert TortoiseToday  11:53 am JST

Toyota doesn't sell the GR Yaris everywhere, certainly not in the US

So? Just because Toyota "GR" snubs the market where you live doesn't make the notion that Toyota makes exciting cars any less true.

I hear this a lot from Americans, like "Oh, in the US they don't (inesert good thing here) so they suck". Yeah great power of deduction there Sherlock.

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I cannot understand compared to the 2020 situation. Everything will be recovered, increase profit whatever happens. Is this so important point?

But basically, I like Toyota so I wish they survive in this situation.

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What is the reason to buy a Toyota when present models are inferior to previous?

Check out the present Supra (not with a Toyota engine) and the previous model

BTW I own two cars-not Toyota for that reason...

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