For the month of November, Toyota had sales of 196,695, up 15.9 percent from November 2005. Year-to-date sales were 2,314,202, up 12.5 percent from the same time period last year.
Toyota Division’s light truck sales were up 22.8 percent and had a best-ever November total of 77,006 units.
Ford Motor Co.’s sales were 182,259, down 10 percent from last November. Overall truck sales were down 13 percent.
For the fourth quarter this year, Ford had planned to produce 635,000 vehicles, but revised its plan to 620,000 after it temporarily suspended Freestar production at its plant in Ontario, Canada.
In the first quarter 2007, Ford plans to produce 750,000 vehicles. It produced 876,000 during the first quarter of 2006. Ford had previously stated its production levels for the first half of 2007 would be 8 to 12 percent lower than that of 2006.
This marks the second time Toyota’s sales were higher than Ford’s. Toyota had outsold Ford in July, but Ford led Toyota August through October.