(RTTNews) – Toyota Motor North America (TM) said on Friday that its U.S. sales for September fell 22.4% to 152,916 vehicles from 197,124 last year.

Toyota’s division slipped 24.5% to 130,219 vehicles from 172,370 vehicles last year, while Lexus division sales fell 8.3% to 22,697 units from 24,754 units last year.

September sales of alternative drive vehicles including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fuel cells totaled 42,945 vehicles, up 36% in volume and DSR, representing 28.1% of total monthly sales.

For the third quarter, Toyota reported sales of 566,005 vehicles in the United States, an increase of 1.4% in volume and DSR. APV sales in the third quarter totaled 150,311 vehicles, up 62.5% in volume and DSR, representing 26.6% of total sales year-to-date.

“As we continue to meet supply chain challenges, we thank our loyal Toyota and Lexus customers for their patience and confidence in our vehicles,” said Jack Hollis, senior vice president of automotive operations, TMNA. “Our teams work diligently to deliver vehicles to our dealers, who continue to find innovative solutions to take care of our customers.”

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