In early January, Toyota Motor Europe released its 2016 Europe hybrid sales figures. Total sales set a new record at 295,000 units. This is up 41% from the previous year and marks the 7th year of year-on-year growth.
Toyotaâ€™s sales were 249,900 units, which is up 49% from the previous year. Lexus held steady in the double digits with an increase of 10% at 44,900 units.
For the Toyota brand, the flagship Auris hybrid sold 85,800 units. This is 9.3% up from the previous year. The hybrid version of the Auris Touring Sports wagon, which isnâ€™t sold in Japan, contributed to the favorable sales.
The Yaris hybrid, which was just released in Japan as the Vitz, surpassed the Yaris in sales at 86,579 units. This is 19.8% over the previous yearâ€™s sales.
For the Lexus brand, the NX hybrid the NX300h sold the most with 17,991 units. The RX450h, the RX hybrid version, sold 9,111. CT200h sales were 8,412, which is down 17.8% and marks the second year of year-on-year decline. The IS hybrid the IS300h sold 5,856, which is also down 24.4%.
(Translated by Greg Scott)