CT 200h DRIVES LEXUS SALES UP BY A THIRD

Lexus records the fastest growth of any mainstream manufacturer in 2011

Lexus celebrated a successful 2011, after full year sales figures confirmed the premium marque to have the fastest sales growth of any mainstream manufacturer in the UK. Lexus recorded 8,269 vehicle sales in 2011, a year on year growth of 33.3%.

The success of Lexus in 2011 has been due to the great reception of the new CT 200h, the first full hybrid compact premium hatchback in the market. CT 200h achieved sales of 4,220 vehicles in 2011.

CT 200h has achieved great success in bringing new customers to Lexus, with two in every three new owners trading in cars from other brands.

Richard Balshaw, Lexus UK Director said, “2011 was a great year for Lexus in the UK. CT 200h has made Lexus accessible to more customers. This result is all the more remarkable considering the significant supply disruption we experienced through the year as a result of the Japanese tsunami.”

Balshaw sees further positives to come for the brand, “2011 is just the first step in the growth of Lexus. Along with the first full year of CT 200h, 2012 will see the launch of the all new Lexus GS 450h. With its bold design, dynamic drive and luxurious interior, all new GS is set to be the next success story for Lexus in the UK.”

ENDS

Lexus Press Team

For further information, please contact one of the following:
James Clark on 01737 367919 or by e-mail at james.clark@tgb.toyota.co.uk
General media enquiries
Erica Haddon on 01737 367308 or by e-mail at erica.haddon@tgb.toyota.co.uk
General media enquiries
David Crouch on 01737367505 or by email at david.crouch@tgb.toyota.co.uk
General, fleet and motorsport media enquiries
Richard Seymour on 01737 367272 or by e-mail at richard.seymour@tgb.toyota.co.uk
General and technical media enquiries

Images

    Images are copyright free for editorial purposes only
  • CT 200h drives green shoots of recovery for Lexus

    Dimensions:3159px x 2106px
    Size:2.73 MB