Toyota sees strong February sales despite controversy

Toyota has experienced a year-on-year increase in sales despite high-profile issues over faults with the manufacturer’s cars.

It sold 2,285 vehicles in the last month, a rise of more than 65 per cent compared to its February 2009 sales, continuing its strong 2010 performance.

This increase comes in spite of the fact the Japanese carmaker has been forced to recall a number of its cars due to a number of incidents involving faulty accelerator pedals.

Jon Williams, Toyota GB’s commercial director, stated that this performance is representative of the faith that consumers still have in the brand.

He added: “Much credit is also due to the fantastic work of our Toyota dealers around the country, which continue to deliver exceptional customer service as they expedite the recall process.”

This comes after chairman Kevin Gaskell predicted last month that the Toyota recall would not have a lasting impact on the firm’s reputation.

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