Outlook bright for US auto sales: Toyota

Nov 28, 2012 | 04:05 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Toyota Motors USA, Jim Lentz, sales forecast, consumer confidence, Hispanic consumers, fuel efficiency, corinna petry

CHICAGO — Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.’s top executive expects 2013 sales in the United States to top this year.

Jim Lentz, president and chief executive officer of the Torrance, Calif.-based automaker, noted that public opinion of the auto industry has taken a huge turnaround.

Automakers "stepped up their game," he said at the National Automobile Dealers Association/J.D. Power & Associates’ Western Automotive Conference in Los Angeles. "We paid closer attention to our customers; we worked through issues with regulators; we formed alliances and partnerships to meet future needs; and we made the best cars we’ve ever produced."....

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