Dubai, UAE – May 4, 2016: Lexus announced it has sold over 1 million hybrid vehicles since the world's first luxury hybrid vehicle, the RX 400h, went on sale in April 2005. This major milestone has been achieved by Lexus’ firm commitment to hybrid technology with more than a decade of development experience and a wide range of hybrid models.
“The hybrid drive system continues to be our core vehicle technology to help reduce CO2 emissions, while providing a pleasurable driving experience. We have set ambitious environmental goals for 2050, and hybrid popularity worldwide is extremely important if we are to achieve those goals. I am pleased that over 1 million customers worldwide have put their faith into our hybrid line-up,” said Tokuo Fukuichi, President of Lexus International.
Speaking on this occasion, Takayuki Yoshitsugu, Chief Representative of Middle East & North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said, “Our hybrid technology delivers not only great fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions, but it also provides a smooth, comfortable and engaging driving experience, which leads to the highest satisfaction rates from our customers. We truly appreciate the support of our customers and their faith in our hybrid vehicles, which has enabled us to reach this major milestone.”
After the debut of the RX 400h, the brand gradually expanded its hybrid line-up by launching the first luxury hybrid sedan, the GS 450h, in 2006, followed by many other popular models like the powerful luxury hybrid sedan, LS 600h, and the luxury hybrid compact, CT 200h. The latest RX 450h model is also representative of Lexus’ excellence for hybrid performance. The model has redesigned powertrains, sophisticated safety technologies, driver aids as well as new convenience and technology features, while standing out with its sharp lines and contemporary styling to create a futuristic new look.
Earlier this year, Lexus premiered its latest hybrid model, the LC 500h, which features a new generation performance hybrid technology called Multi Stage Hybrid System (MSHS). The MSHS expands further hybrid advantages by delivering more power, greater acceleration, traction and higher efficiency.
Lexus Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model:
Sales since 2005 (approx.)
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