US auto sales recovery amid pandemic continues as Toyota decline slows

Topics Coronavirus | Automobile | USA


By Nick Carey DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. new vehicle sales in July continued to show signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as Toyota Motor Corp on Monday posted its lowest sales decline since the virus outbreak slammed the sector in mid-March. The Japanese automaker said its sales in July fell 19% versus the same month in 2019, to 169,484 units.

That was Toyota's best month since before the pandemic shuttered North American production for two months and led to closed showrooms across numerous U.S. states. The rebound.

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