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LEXUS ANNOUNCES 2021 GLOBAL SALES RESULTS

Lexus announced today that global sales for the period of January-December 2021 were 760,012 units (+6% vs. 2020), showing a recovery trend and surpassing last year's results.

On a regional level, Europe achieved approximately 72,000 units (+2%) and North America 332,000 units (+12%), while China achieved record sales of approximately 227,000 units (+1%), driving the recovery of global sales.

On a model level, sales of electrified vehicles reached a record high of approximately 260,000 units (+10%) thanks to the strong sales of ES, RX and UX hybrid models. The RX range achieved 221,000 units sales (+9%) followed by ES range (189,000 units, +3%) and NX range (145,000 units, -1%).

In 2022, with the market launch of the all-new NX as the first model of the next generation Lexus, and the newly introduced NX 450h+ PHEV, Lexus is accelerating the spread of electrification to meet the needs of customers and society.

By 2030, Lexus aims to offer a full line-up of BEVs in all categories and to achieve 1 million units BEV sales globally, as well as 100% BEV sales in Western Europe, North America, and China, as a new challenge towards the realisation of a carbon-neutral society. Furthermore, we also aim to achieve 100% BEV sales globally by 2035. We will continue to create vehicles that meet the diverse needs and lifestyles of our customers.

January-December 2021 sales results by major region are as follows.

·         North America: approx. 332,000 units (112% compared to prev. year)

·         China: approx. 227,000 units (101% compared to prev. year)

·         Europe: approx. 72,000 units (102% compared to prev. year)

·         Japan: approx. 51,000 units (104% compared to prev. year)

·         Middle East: approx. 28,000 units (103% compared to prev. year)

·         East Asia: approx. 30,000 units (95% compared to prev. year)

Lexus International President / Chief Branding Officer, Koji Sato, said: “I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of our Lexus customers around the world. Despite the continuing impact of the spread of the COVID-19 and the tight parts supply chain, we were able to recover sales to a record level in 2021, selling approximately 760,000 units.

In 2022, we will continue to refine Lexus’ unique design and driving taste that appeals to the sensibilities of our customers, based on our thoughts to "be the brand that people who know the real thing choose at the end of the day”.  We will also accelerate the development of electric vehicles. Starting with the BEV exclusive model "RZ" to be revealed in the Spring, we will release a series of new models that will accompany the lifestyles of a variety of customers.

Please look forward to the future of Lexus.”