HYBRID DRIVES CONTINUED SALES GROWTH FOR LEXUS IN EUROPE
- Lexus Europe* sold 38,543 vehicles in the first half of 2018, an increase of 7% vs. last year
- Self-charging hybrid vehicles represented 95% of sales in Western and Central Europe
- Sales increase led by renewed NX and CT, as well as continued success of RX
- More than 1,000 units of LC flagship luxury coupe delivered in Europe since launch
- Lexus well on its way to deliver 100,000 sales in Europe by 2020
Lexus continued growing at a steady pace in Europe in the first half of 2018. In a flat premium market, Lexus sales have increased by 7% to reach 38,543 units. Significant growth was recorded in several key markets, such as Spain (+19%), Russia (+9%), Poland (+9%), and UK (+7%).
With 24,029 self-charging hybrid vehicles sold in Europe in the first half of 2018 (+5% vs. Jan-Jun 2017), Lexus is a leading player in electrification. Self-charging hybrids represent 95% of Lexus sales in Western and Central Europe.
Lexus’ mid-size SUV, the NX, remains the brand’s best seller in Europe with 15,365 units (+15% vs. Jan-Jun 2017), capitalizing on the renewed model introduced last year. The RX large SUV came second with 8,995 units (+2%), already benefiting from the recent launch of its 7-seat version, the RX L. Supported by a product refresh introduced in the autumn of 2017, the CT compact hatchback also achieved a strong performance in the first semester of 2018, with a sales increase of 10% to reach 4,831 units.
With the recent introduction of two flagship models, the LC luxury coupe and the 5th generation LS luxury sedan, Lexus demonstrated the brand’s passion for bold design, imaginative technologies, exhilarating performance and takumi craftsmanship at the highest level. Market response is very strong: the LC has already seduced more than 1,000 customers in Europe since start of sales one year ago, while LS sales already reached 676 units since January 2018.
*Lexus Europe sales include the European Union countries, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, as well as the following Eastern markets: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Caucasus region, Turkey and Israel.