Improving consumer confidence, loosening credit and some hot new models should make for a better second half 2009 for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., officials say. The auto maker saw June light-vehicle sales hit 131,654, down 34.6% from year-ago on a daily-rate basis (25 days this year vs. 24 in 2008). But executives say Toyota is well positioned as early signs of a modest recovery begin to appear on the horizon. “We’re starting to see optimism return to the market,” says Bob Carter, ...
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