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Drop in sales for Derbyshire-built Toyota models

While Toyota's sales figures are positive news for Toyota overall, they reveal a drop in numbers for the Derbyshire built models.

In the third quarter of 2012, Toyota Europe sold 20,059 Auris vehicles, including the Hybrid model, compared to 22,463 in the same period last year.

Q3 Avensis sales were down from 14,472 in 2011 to 12,200 in 2012.

Total figures for January to September 2012 show 64,768 Auris vehicles were sold, including the Hybrid model, compared to 77,685 for the same period last year. Although Jan-Sep Avensis sales were up from 47,644 in 2011 to 48,667.