One Million Car Milestone for Lexus Hybrids

Lexus has now sold one million cars with a hybrid drivetrain.

First introduced in the Lexus RX 400h in 2005, the milestone vehicle was a Lexus NX 300h that was delivered to a customer in Italy this week.

Over the past 11 years, Lexus has expanded its hybrid line-up to a range of 10 different models.

Tokuo Fukuichi, president of Lexus International, said the brands loyal customers have responded positively to the hybrid technology over the years and attracted many new Lexus owners too.

“The hybrid drive system continues to be our core vehicle technology to help reduce CO2 emissions, while providing a pleasurable driving experience.

“We have set ambitious environmental goals for 2050, and hybrid popularity worldwide is extremely important if we are to achieve those goals.

“To Today, Lexus manufactures ten hybrid models, with more on the way.

“I’m pleased over 1 million customers worldwide have put their faith into our hybrid line-up.”

Lexus Hybrid vehicle sales by region:

  • North America – 345,500
  • Europe - 237,500
  • Japan – 225,000
  • China/Hong Kong – 97,000
  • East Asia – 62,000
  • Oceania – 19,500
  • Asia – 8,500
  • Other – 5,000

Lexus Hybrid vehicle sales by model:

* Lexus currently offers a GS hybrid with two powertrain options, GS 300h and GS 450h.

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