Toyota’s China car sales were up 12.4% in April compared to the same month last year. Toyota and its two local partners sold 85.800 vehicles. That followed a 19 percent year-on-year rise in March and a 43.1 percent rise in February.
In the first four months of the year, Japan’s biggest automaker sold 313,800 vehicles, up 20.2 percent from a year earlier.
Toyota this year aims to sell more than 1.1 million vehicles in China. If accomplished, the company would meet the objective to sell 1 million vehicles a year in China, which it had originally targeted for 2010.
Toyota’s executive vice president Yasumori Ihara said in Beijing last month that over the longer-term the Japanese automaker aims to double sales in China to about 2 million vehicles a year but gave no time frame for the objective. Last year, Toyota sold 917,500 vehicles in China.