Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp expects to increase in August level of sales, while the last 13 months, sales fell by the influence of the global crisis .
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"Recovery is well underway. In August, our sales should exceed last year's result for the same month "- said a senior corporate executive Masamoto Maekava. The main hope lay in the company of a hybrid model Prius. Its popularity soared after the government Japan reduced the car tax for owners of environmentally safer hybrids. Earlier, Toyota released a report on the reduction of production in the first half of 2009 amounted to 40, 6%. For the 6 months from its pipelines descended less than 3 million cars. The level of sales fell by 26 6%. Loss of the auto giant totaled nearly 437 billion yen (about $ 4, 4 billion). Recall, Toyota stated plans to sell more cars in the U.S. than competitor restructured General Motors (GM). This was stated by head of the U.S. division of Japanese of Toyota Motor Sales USA Iosimi Inaba. "We have set ourselves very ambitious goal ... Our strength lies in the ability to meet needs of local consumers, "- said Inaba. Previously predicted that for the first time Toyota will become the largest seller of cars in 2009 in the U.S. market after the bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler. It was expected that This year, the share of Toyota in the U.S. market of light trucks and passenger cars could rise to 18, 4% to 20%. It is forecasted that in second place 16% of the market will be GM, the third - Ford.
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