Lexus achieves 4th consecutive year of sales growth in Europe in 2017
2017 marked the 4th consecutive year of sales growth for Lexus Europe. In only four years, Lexus sales have increased by 72% in Europe (including Eastern markets*) to reach 74,602 units in 2017.
Lexus’ mid-size SUV, the NX, was again the brand’s best seller in Europe with 27,789 units (+6% vs. 2016), capitalizing on the renewed model introduced in the second half of 2017. The RX large SUV came second with 18,918 units (+5%), prolonging the success story of this model’s latest generation. Supported by a product refresh introduced in the autumn, the CT compact hatchback also achieved a strong performance in 2017, with a sales increase of 5% to reach 8,842 units.
With 45,049 self-charging hybrid vehicles sold in Europe in 2017, an all-time record, Lexus continues to lead the electrification trend in the region. Self-charging hybrids represent more than 94% of Lexus sales in Western and Central Europe.
With the introduction of two flagship models, the LC luxury coupe and the 5th generation LS luxury sedan, 2017 was a milestone year for Lexus, demonstrating our passion for bold design, imaginative technologies, exhilarating performance and takumi craftsmanship at the highest level.
“We are extremely satisfied to see that the attractive image of these halo models had a positive impact on our brand image, resulting in a strong sales performance overall and an increase of volumes compared to 2016”, said Pascal Ruch, Head of Lexus Europe. “We expect to see our sales momentum continue in 2018, as we are well on our way to reach our mid-term target of selling 100,000 Lexus vehicles in Europe by 2020.”
*Lexus Europe sales include the European Union countries, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, as well as the following Eastern markets: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Caucasus region, Turkey and Israel.