Toyota Marks Seven Million Global Hybrid Sales

Toyota Hybrid sales cross 7 million

The pace of Toyota’s worldwide hybrid vehicle sales continues to accelerate with a further million units added in just nine months, taking the cumulative total through the seven-million mark. At the end of September the number reached 7.053 million.

The results bear witness to Toyota’s commitment to help mitigate the impact of motor vehicles on the environment by encouraging the mass-market adoption of cleaner, more efficient hybrids.

Toyota’s hybrid range continues to grow, with 28 different passenger car models (including the Prius Plug-in hybrid) currently sold in more than 90 countries and regions. The new model strategy for 2014-2015 features 15 new hybrids, including in the UK the new Lexus NX 300h crossover and RC 300h coupe. In the future more new models and markets will be added.

Toyota calculates that as of 30 September, Toyota hybrid vehicles have reduced the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere – believed to be a cause of global warming – by approximately 49 million tonnes, compared to the impact the same number of equivalent petrol-powered vehicles would have. On the same basis, it also estimates its hybrids have saved around 18,000 million litres of petrol.

Toyota entered hybrid vehicle production in August 1997 with the launch in Japan of the Coast Hybrid EV bus, followed in December by the first generation Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car. In the UK Prius launched Toyota’s hybrid market in 2000. Since then Toyota’s hybrids have enjoyed increasing support from customers around the world.

Toyota’s hybrid system is designed as a core technology that can be used in different forms to create environmentally efficient vehicles for different customer requirements. The company will continue to work to raise performance, reduce costs and expand its product line-up – including the introduction of environmentally efficient non-hybrid vehicles.

Toyota hybrid vehicle sales – all brands

Year Global Europe UK
1997 0.3
1998 17.6
1999 15.2
2000 19.0 0.7 0.184
2001 36.9 2.3 0.622
2002 41.3 0.8 0.291
2003 53.3 0.9 0.370
2004 134.7 8.1 1.595
2005 234.9 23.4 5.279
2006 312.5 36.0 8.343
2007 429.4 49.0 13.195
2008 429.7 57.8 12.809
2009 530.1 54.7 11.190
2010 690.2 70.2 16.432
2011 629.0 82.8 17.545
2012 1,219.1 106.9 19.905
2013 1,279.2 152.9 24.649
Jan–Sep 2014 980.3 125.9 25,556
TOTAL 7,053.0 772.3 132.409

(1 = 1,000 units)

Cumulative sales of Toyota hybrid passenger vehicles

Model Global Europe UK
Prius 3360.4 273.8 64.082
Prius α/Prius v/Prius + 498.0 27.0 2.649
Aqua/Prius c 853.8
Camry Hybrid 474.9
Alphard Hybrid 49.4
Auris Hybrid 181.1 175.3 25.193*
Yaris Hybrid 118.1 115.3 15.199
Avalon Hybrid 30.7
Highlander Hybrid/Kluger Hybrid 141.9
Vellfire Hybrid 20.5
Sai 84.7
Estima Hybrid 110.1
Crown Hybrid 101.0
Harrier Hybrid 40.8
Crown Mild Hybrid 6.5
Crown Majesta 7.2
Corolla Axio Hybrid 21.6
Corolla Fielder Hybrid 57.1
Voxy Hybrid 32.2
Noah Hybrid 22.9
Lexus LS 600h/600hL 37.7 4.6 0.626
Lexus GS 450h/300h 45.2 14.2 3.734
Lexus RX 400h/450h 305.2 90.1 24.042
Lexus HS 250h 64.1
Lexus CT 200h 207.6 49.0 16.557
Lexus ES 300h 74.7 0.4
Lexus IS 300h 32.9 13.1 4.609
Lexus NX 300h 3.0 0.5 0.015
Prius Plug-in 65.3 9.1 1.279

(1 = 1,000 units) * Including Auris Hybrid Touring Sports. Figures at end of September 2014, based on Toyota data.

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