Steane Klose | Jul 2, 2008

Australian car sales figures for the month of June are in and the Toyota juggernaut is continuing to steamroll the opposition—in fact it's set a new monthly sales record: Toyota is now the first car company in Australia to sell over 25,000 vehicles in a month.

Sales figures released yesterday show that new car buyers have purchased in excess of 25,600 Toyotas in June.

The result included more than 5,000 Corollas, 4,500 Hiluxs, along with strong contributions from Yaris and the locally produced Aurion and Camry, all of which helped to push sales beyond the previous record of 24,539 sales set in June last year.

For the financial year ended yesterday, Toyota said it sold more than 247,500 vehicles - also an all-time industry record and it should be noted that no other car company in Australia has sold 200,000 vehicles in any 12-month period.

Toyota's senior executive director sales and marketing David Buttner said the June result was buoyed by the announcement during the month that Toyota will be the first company to build a hybrid car in Australia.

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