Toyota hybrid sales pass eight million

Eight million sales in twenty years for Toyota hybrids.

Toyota hybrid sales pass eight million - the Lexus Rx 400h/450h is the top-selling hybrid Lexus model.

Toyota is celebrating a major sales milestone with the eight millionth Toyota (and Lexus) hybrid car delivered recently to a customer.

First launched in Japan back in 1995, the Toyota hybrid powertrain is gaining increasing popularity, in fact, the seven million car milestone was marked only ten months ago!

Toyota calculates that its hybrid vehicles have resulted in approximately 58 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions than would have been emitted by petrol-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance.

The Japanese car brand also estimates that its hybrid vehicles have saved approximately 22 million kilolitres of fuel compared to the amount that would have been used by petrol-powered vehicles of similar sizes.

For the record, the Prius remains the top-selling Toyota hybrid with over 3.5 million sales, Prius is followed by the small Prius c which has achieved just less than 1.1 million deliveries and Lexus RX 400h/RX 450h with 318,000 total sales.

There are now 30 hybrid Toyota/Lexus passenger car models and one plug-in hybrid model in production.

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Joel Helmes