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Light trucks drive Toyota, Honda, Hyundai to gains

September 4, 2019

Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai posted double-digit gains in U.S. sales last month behind strong demand for light trucks.

Volume rose 11 percent at Toyota, with sales rising 12 percent at the Toyota division and 4.6 percent at Lexus, which snapped a fourth-month streak of declines. The company said Toyota brand car sales advanced 8.4 percent and light-truck deliveries increased 15 percent to more than 143,000, a monthly record.

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