Today Lexus International announced it sold 360,045 vehicles worldwide in the first six months of 2019 (January to June). This sales performance represents a 10% increase compared to the same period last year (January to June 2018).
Global self-charging hybrid sales increased by 34% to reach 121,234 units which represents 37% of total global sales.
Calendar year-to-date 2019 sales performance reflects increased consumer demand for the all-new Lexus ES luxury sedan, sedan and newly introduced Lexus UX compact crossover, as well as the overall expanded luxury market in China.
“We are honored that consumers across the world choose our vehicles. This year, the new Lexus RC F and Lexus RX will arrive to showrooms, attracting a broader audience to the brand. Meanwhile, we continue to bring the latest features and thinking to vehicles, with painstaking attention to detail and craftsmanship. We endeavor to provide amazing experiences exceeding customers’ expectations, through our vehicles and beyond, as a luxury lifestyle brand. " said Lexus International President Yoshihiro Sawa.
Lexus continued growing at a steady pace in Europe in the first half of 2019. In a slightly decreasing premium market (-2%), Lexus sales have increased by 5% to reach 40,450 units. Significant growth was recorded in several key markets, such as Italy (+51%), Germany (+33%), Spain (+19%), Poland (+13%), France (+12%) and the UK (+8%).
This sales growth is driven by the launch of two brand new models: the UX compact crossover and the ES luxury sedan. After just 5 months of sales, the UX already achieved 8,532 sales, confirming positive market response to Lexus’ first entry in the fast growing premium compact crossover segment.
The strongest sales increase is achieved by ES (+387%, reaching 3,012 units), following market introduction of the new generation model in the whole of Europe at the end of 2018.
With 28,006 self-charging hybrid vehicles sold in Europe in the first half of 2019 (+17% vs. Jan-Jun 2018), Lexus is a leading player in electrification. Self-charging hybrids represent 95% of Lexus sales in Western and Central Europe.
2019 CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE SALES RESULTS BY REGION:
- North America : 149K units (+1% vs LY)
- China : 95K units (+36% vs LY) *included Hong-Kong
- Europe : 40K units (+5% vs LY)
- Japan : 32K units (-4% vs LY)
- Middle East : 16K units (+9% vs LY)
- East Asia : 18K units (+17% vs LY)
Launched in 1989, Lexus is a global luxury lifestyle brand offering a full range of premium vehicles, including the LS, ES and IS sedans, the CT hatchback, the LC and RC coupes, the UX crossover and the NX, RX, GX and LX SUVs. Renowned for brave design, outstanding craftsmanship and sophisticated technology, Lexus has consistently delivered a unique level of personalised service, aiming to create amazing experiences for its customers.
Having already sold more than 1.5 million self-charging hybrid vehicles worldwide, Lexus leads the electrification trend in the premium market. In Europe, Lexus delivered 76,188 vehicles in 2018, marking its 5th consecutive year of sales growth in the region. The brand aims at 100,000 units sales in 2020, following the introduction of two new core models, the UX compact crossover and the ES executive sedan. Globally, Lexus delivered about 700,000 vehicles in 2018 and is the 4th-largest luxury vehicle producer worldwide.
Source: Lexus International