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April Auto Sales: Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) -- Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. said Tuesday that its April U.S. sales rose 11.6 percent on continued demand for the Camry sedan and Prius family of hybrid vehicles. The company said consumer confidence was improving and it expects "sustained industry growth in the months ahead."

BY THE NUMBERS: Toyota sold 178,044 cars and trucks last month, compared with 159,540 in April 2011. Adjusted for 3 fewer selling days last month, the company said the average daily selling rate rose 25.5 percent.

TOP SELLERS: The Toyota division sold 160,493 vehicles, up 13.1 percent, including 36,820 Camry and Camry hybrid cars. But the upscale Lexus division reported 17,551 sales, down 0.1 percent from a year ago.

HOT MODELS: Camry sales rose 20.9 percent to 36,820 and Prius sales doubled to 25,168 cars.