The just-on-sale Lexus CT 200h compact hatchback hybrid was a rare bright spot for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. in March, when the auto maker’s light-vehicle sales slid 9.2% below year-ago on a daily selling-rate basis. The decline was due to weak demand for most Toyota and Lexus nameplates. The strong year-ago comparison was another factor, Toyota officials tell media on a conference call. “The percentages don’t tell the entire story,” says Toyota Div. General Manager Bob Carter, noting ...

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