Toyota and Lexus sold over 100,000 hybrids in Europe in 2012

Article by Anita Panait, on February 15, 2013

Annual sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid models reached 100,000 in Europe for the first time in 2012.  The carmakers were able to reach the milestone following a 29-percent surge in demand for their hybrid vehicles in Europe to 109,478 units in 2012. Per brand figures were 83,699 hybrids for Toyota and 25,779 for Lexus.

Hybrids accounted for 90 percent of Lexus’ total sales in western Europe in 2012. Toyota launched the first-generation Toyota Prius in Europe and the United States in 2000, with its first full year of sales only in 2001. It only took Toyota and Prius five years to reach 100,000 hybrid vehicle sales in the US and 12 years in Europe.

The carmakers sold a combined 325,000 hybrid vehicles in 2012 in the US. Although Europe and the US are in different leagues in terms of annual overall hybrid vehicle sales, they are very similar in another area. Hybrid models accounted for 13 percent of Toyota and Lexus’s total sales in Europe in 2012. The models accounted for 15 percent of the carmakers’ total sales in the US last year.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Nissan revealed that the new 2017 Rogue Sport crossover will be priced in the U.S. market at $21,420. Specifically, this is for the front-wheel drive version of the Rogue Sport...
by - April 26, 2017
Remember the E30 BMW M3? Yes, the one from 1990. If you remember it right, it was also the company’s most iconic car and probably one of the best BMW...
by - April 26, 2017
Ferrari is cooking up something interesting for us. The last time they released the 488 GTB was two years ago, followed by a 488 Spider and several versions of it....
by - April 26, 2017
After launching the latest version of the BMW M550i xDrive, the German carmaker is now introducing its diesel counterpart -- the new M550d xDrive (G30/G31). Available either as a sedan...
by - April 26, 2017
A lot of news has been going around about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon lately, and people are arguing whether the 840 horsepower vehicle by Fiat Chrysler should be...
by - April 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries