TOYOTA MARKS SEVEN MILLION GLOBAL HYBRID SALES

The pace of Toyota’s worldwide hybrid vehicle sales continues to accelerate with a further million units added in just nine months, taking the cumulative total through the seven-million mark. At the end of September the number reached 7.053 million.

The results bear witness to Toyota’s commitment to help mitigate the impact of motor vehicles on the environment by encouraging the mass-market adoption of cleaner, more efficient hybrids.

Toyota’s hybrid range continues to grow, with 28 different passenger car models (including the Prius Plug-in hybrid) currently sold in more than 90 countries and regions. The new model strategy for 2014-2015 features 15 new hybrids, including in the UK the new Lexus NX 300h crossover and RC 300h coupe. In the future more new models and markets will be added.

Toyota calculates that as of 30 September, Toyota hybrid vehicles have reduced the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere – believed to be a cause of global warming – by approximately 49 million tonnes, compared to the impact the same number of equivalent petrol-powered vehicles would have. On the same basis, it also estimates its hybrids have saved around 18,000 million litres of petrol.

Toyota entered hybrid vehicle production in August 1997 with the launch in Japan of the Coast Hybrid EV bus, followed in December by the first generation Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car. In the UK Prius launched Toyota’s hybrid market in 2000. Since then Toyota’s hybrids have enjoyed increasing support from customers around the world.

Toyota’s hybrid system is designed as a core technology that can be used in different forms to create environmentally efficient vehicles for different customer requirements. The company will continue to work to raise performance, reduce costs and expand its product line-up – including the introduction of environmentally efficient non-hybrid vehicles.

Toyota hybrid vehicle sales – all brands

Year

Global

Europe

UK

1997

0.3

1998

17.6

1999

15.2

2000

19.0

0.7

0.184

2001

36.9

2.3

0.622

2002

41.3

0.8

0.291

2003

53.3

0.9

0.370

2004

134.7

8.1

1.595

2005

234.9

23.4

5.279

2006

312.5

36.0

8.343

2007

429.4

49.0

13.195

2008

429.7

57.8

12.809

2009

530.1

54.7

11.190

2010

690.2

70.2

16.432

2011

629.0

82.8

17.545

2012

1,219.1

106.9

19.905

2013

1,279.2

152.9

24.649

Jan–Sep 2014

980.3

125.9

25.556

TOTAL

7,053.0

772.3

132.409

(1 = 1,000 units)

Cumulative sales of Toyota hybrid passenger vehicles

Model

Global

Europe

UK

Prius

3360.4

273.8

64.082

Prius α/Prius v/Prius +

498.0

27.0

2.649

Aqua/Prius c

853.8

Camry Hybrid

474.9

Alphard Hybrid

49.4

Auris Hybrid

181.1

175.3

25.193*

Yaris Hybrid

118.1

115.3

15.199

Avalon Hybrid

30.7

Highlander Hybrid/Kluger Hybrid

141.9

Vellfire Hybrid

20.5

Sai

84.7

Estima Hybrid

110.1

Crown Hybrid

101.0

Harrier Hybrid

40.8

Crown Mild Hybrid

6.5

Crown Majesta

7.2

Corolla Axio Hybrid

21.6

Corolla Fielder Hybrid

57.1

Voxy Hybrid

32.2

Noah Hybrid

22.9

Lexus LS 600h/600hL

37.7

4.6

0.626

Lexus GS 450h/300h

45.2

14.2

3.734

Lexus RX 400h/450h

305.2

90.1

24.042

Lexus HS 250h

64.1

Lexus CT 200h

207.6

49.0

16.557

Lexus ES 300h

74.7

0.4

Lexus IS 300h

32.9

13.1

4.609

Lexus NX 300h

3.0

0.5

0.015

Prius Plug-in

65.3

9.1

1.279

(1 = 1,000 units) * Including Auris Hybrid Touring Sports. Figures at end of September 2014, based on Toyota data.

Lexus Press Team

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