Brussels, Belgium – Oct 14, 2020 – Toyota Motor Europe (TME) today reported sales of 715,081 Toyota and Lexus vehicles across the first three-quarters of 2020 maintaining the momentum which has seen its market share climb to 6.1%. While sales contracted by -15% on the same period last year, TME has outperformed a market which has contracted by -25% due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Customer demand has remained high for its hybrid electric vehicles, with 372,893 cars sold, representing 52% of total sales. This is even higher in West Europe at over 63% of sales.

For the specific Q3 period (July-Sept 2020) the trend was even stronger with sales up +11.5% year-on-year as September’s customer contract intake for New Yaris marked an all-time record month for any Toyota model, with current total demand allowing TME to increase its 2020 sales outlook.

Since the production re-start in May, Toyota and Lexus sales momentum has quickly returned due to high customer demand across the entire line-up and the extra boost provided by the recent launch of New Yaris. While there remains, continuing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, we have increased our 2020 sales forecast to 975,000 vehicles, assuming the current market conditions continue through the fourth quarter of the year.  Many customers are choosing our low CO2 hybrid models, and we are now extending the choice of electrified powertrains with the launches of new RAV4 Plug-in hybrid, Lexus UX300 EV and Proace EV
Matt Harrison, Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Europe
Brands and model performance

Toyota’s best sellers, Corolla, Yaris and RAV4 delivered 57% of the brand’s total 664,157 sales across the first 9 months of 2020. Toyota’s sales have recovered well from a sharp market contraction in the second quarter and are now down by only -14% for the period Jan-Sept 2020. Hybrid sales accounted for 61% sales in West Europe, 23% in East Europe and 51% at a regional level.

Lexus sold 50,924 vehicles in the year to September, a decrease of -20% but still outperforming the total market. The brand’s best sellers include its SUVs, RX, NX and UX which make up 75% of sales. Hybrid sales account for 64% of the total regional mix and 99% in West Europe.

TME highlights Jan-Sep 2020:

  • Total sales: 715,081 (-15% year-on-year)
  • Market share: 6.1% (+0.8 ppt year-on-year)
  • Total hybrid sales: 372,893 (-14.5% year-on-year)
  • Hybrid mix: West Europe: 63% – East Europe*: 21% – TTL: 52%

Toyota highlights Jan-Sep 2020:

  • Toyota sales: 664,157 (-14% year-on-year)
  • Top sellers: Corolla Range (138,337); Yaris (135,292); RAV4 (106,137)
  • Top hybrids: Corolla Hybrid Range (107,598); Toyota C-HR Hybrid (81,637); Yaris Hybrid (66,340);
  • Total hybrid sales: 340,226 (-13% year-on-year)
  • Hybrid mix: West Europe: 61% – East Europe*: 23% – TTL: 51%

Lexus highlights Jan-Sep 2020:

  • Total Lexus sales: 50,924 (-20% year-on-year)
  • Top sellers: NX Range (13,514); RX Range (12,664); UX Range (12,029)
  • Top gainers: GX range (+76%)
  • Top hybrids: UX Hybrid (11,336); NX Hybrid (9,302); RX Hybrid (4,066);
  • Total hybrid sales: 32,667 (-24% year-on-year)
  • Hybrid mix: West Europe: 99% – East Europe*: 7% – TTL: 64%

Sales for Jan-Sep 2020 are listed below

TOTAL TOYOTA / LEXUS

715,081

  
TOYOTA

664,157

AYGO

64,989

Yaris (incl. Yaris Hybrid)

135,292

Yaris Hybrid

62,566

Corolla H/B & Touring Sports (including Hybrid)

90,498

Corolla H/B & Touring Sports Hybrid

84,185

Toyota C-HR (incl. Hybrid)

87,311

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

81,637

Corolla SDN (incl. Hybrid)

47,839

Corolla SDN Hybrid

23,413

Prius Family

13,536

Prius

2,602

Prius+

9,272

Prius Plug-in Hybrid

1,662

Mirai

152

Camry (incl. Camry Hybrid)

33,374

Camry Hybrid

8,549

Supra

750

 RAV4 (incl. RAV4 Hybrid)

106,137

RAV4 Hybrid

66,340

Highlander

969

Land Cruiser

25,303

Hilux

25,352

PROACE

19,619

Other models

13,036

LEXUS

50,924

CT 200h

3,133

IS (incl. IS Hybrid)

1,346

IS hybrid

1,346

ES (incl. ES Hybrid)

4,271

ES hybrid

2,844

LS (incl. LS Hybrid)

102

LS hybrid

73

NX (incl. NX Hybrid)

13,514

NX hybrid

9,302

UX (incl. UX Hybrid)

12,029

UX hybrid

11,336

RX (incl. RX Hybrid)

12,664

RX hybrid

4,066

RC (incl. RC Hybrid)

535

RC hybrid

500

LC (incl. LC Hybrid)

180

LC hybrid

67

GX

693

Other models

2,457

*East Europe includes Russia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Ukraine, Turkey and Israel

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