Toyota sales drop in July on lower demand for pickups, sport utility vehicles Friday August 1, 1:46 pm ET TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) -- Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. said Friday its July U.S. sales fell on a steep drop in demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. Toyota sold a total of 197,424 vehicles in July, down 11.9 percent from 224,058 in the same month last year. Sales of light trucks, including the Lexus brand, fell 27.1 percent to 69,325 vehicles from 95,150, as Toyota-brand SUV sales dropped 26.3 percent to 26,561 units and Toyota brand light truck sales tumbled 28.8 percent to 60,362. Sales of the RAV4 SUV dropped 17.2 percent to 12,006, and demand for the Tundra pickup fell 42.1 percent to 13,413. Passenger car sales edged down 0.6 percent to 128,099 from 128,908, as Camry sales rose 1.5 percent to 42,131 and Corolla sales rose 15.9 percent to 34,438. Sales of the automaker's Prius hybrid dropped 8 percent to 14,785 units as the company couldn't make enough to meet demand. Lexus division sales fell 18.3 percent to 22,182 vehicles. So far this year, Toyota sales are down 7.6 percent to 1.4 million vehicles from 1.6 million at the same time last year. Toyota also said Friday that prices for its 2009 Toyota Yaris subcompact models will range from $12,205 for the three-door Liftback base model to $15,880 for the Sedan S model. The vehicles are scheduled to go on sale this summer. Toyota's U.S. shares fell 66 cents to $85.39 in afternoon trading.