On July 13, Toyota Motor Europe announced its 2016 first-half (January to June) sales results for hybrid vehicles in Europe. According to these results, overall sales grew by a significant 44% to 145,160 units.
In terms of each brand, Toyota recorded a 52% increase year on year, to 122,141 units, while Lexus climbed 12% yoy to 23,021 units.
Leading the way for the Toyota brand with 46,972 units (up 33% yoy) was the Auris Hybrid, which was finally released in Japan as well.
The Auris was followed by the Yaris Hybrid, which is not available for the Vitz in Japan, with 44,612 units, up 23% from the previous year. The Prius series recorded 13,033 units, almost doubling its figures from the year before.
As for the Lexus brand, the all-new NX300h was the top-selling model with 8,788 units. The NX300h was followed by the new RX450h with 4,715 units, the CT200h with 4,452 units, and the IS300h with 3,182 units.