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 .

"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 to impose on the company's hybrid model
Prius. Its popularity soared after the Government of Japan
reduced road 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 it got away conveyors
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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