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BRIEFS - Toyota US sales rise

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TORRANCE, California (AP):

Toyota Motor Corp says its May sales in the US rose seven per cent on strong demand for its Lexus luxury brand, but the increase lagged behind rivals.

The Japanese automaker says Lexus sales jumped 31 per cent due to a slate of generous incentives designed to spur sales following the recall of the GX 460 SUV. GX sales more than doubled during the month.

But sales of Toyota brand vehicles rose only 3.6 per cent, while sales of some sedans like the Camry and the Avalon declined.