Hybrid Powers Lexus To Record Levels

12 October 2007


  • 28 per cent of all Lexus UK sales are hybrids
  • RX 400h is Lexus’s best-selling model in Europe and accounts for more than 80 per cent of all UK RX sales
  • Record volume and market share achieved in September

The surge in customer demand for hybrid power has reached new heights, accounting for almost one in every three new Lexus models sold in the UK. Motorists are making a considered choice to opt for the unmatched combination of lower emissions, fuel efficiency and performance offered by Lexus Hybrid Drive technology, helping push sales to record levels.

So far this year, the RX 400h is Lexus’s best selling model in Europe, representing a 24 per cent share of European sales volumes, while in Britain 80 per cent of RX sales are of the hybrid version. The GS 450h executive sports saloon also outsells its conventionally powered sister model and the new LS 600h flagship limousine goes on sale this month with an advance order book filled for the next six months.

As well as marking important advances in the performance of hybrid models, September was an all-round record-breaking month for Lexus in the UK. The 3,381 new car sales set a new benchmark for a single month, and market share for the month was also higher than ever before, thanks to volume growth of almost 24 per cent compared to 2006.

Steve Settle, Lexus Director, said: “Lexus continues to lead the premium market and motor industry with its extensive range of hybrid power models. Our advanced technology strategy is proving its value, quality, effectiveness and reliability, helping make Lexus the first choice for an ever greater number of the most discerning and demanding motorists.”

Key figures

Lexus RX 400h sales, Europe, year-to-date 10,112 (24 per cent of brand total)
Lexus RX 400h sales, UK, year-to-date 2,781
Lexus hybrid sales, UK, year-to-date 3,485
Lexus hybrid sales, UK, September 1,058 (GS 450h 143, RX 400h 854, LS 600h 61)
Total Lexus sales, UK, September 3,381 (+23.66 per cent on 2006)
Total Lexus sales, UK, year-to-date 12,433 (+4.98 per cent on 2006)

Note: In terms of Lexus sales reporting, Europe includes territories outside the European Union, including Russia, Turkey, Israel and Balkan states.


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Hybrid Powers Lexus To Record Levels


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