TORRANCE, Calif. – Toyota Motor Sales Wednesday reported December 2015 sales of 238,350, an increase of 10.8 percent from a month ago, and annual sales of 2.5 million units, up 5.3 percent from 2014.

Gibson County-made Toyota Sienna sales were up 10.2 percent for the year, while Highlander sport utility vehicle sales were up 8.8 percent from last year. The larger Sequoia SUV, also produced in Gibson County, saw a 6.6 percent increase in sales.

Toyota Division posted record December 2015 sales of 196,970 units, up 12.4 percent. For the year, Toyota Division sales of 2,154,712 were up 4.5 percent.

“2015 was a standout year for the auto industry,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager for the Toyota division. “Best-ever light truck sales helped the Toyota division earn the retail sales crown for the fourth consecutive year.”

Lexus reported all-time, any-month record sales in December of 41,380 units, a 3.8 percent increase. For the year, Lexus sales of 344,601 units were up 10.7 percent.

“December closed out an all-time, best-ever year with sales we couldn’t have predicted,” said Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager for the Lexus division. “Lexus’ SUV sales momentum and the strength of our product lineup has us well positioned for 2016.”

“Next week in Detroit, we will debut a Lexus vehicle that opens a new chapter for an even brighter future,” Bracken added.

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