Toyota Motor Europe (TME) today announces the sale of 715,081 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the first three quarters of 2020, maintaining the momentum which saw its market share climb to 6.1%. While sales fell 15% over the same period last year, TME is outperforming a market that has plunged 25% due to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand remains strong for hybrid electric vehicles, with 372,893 units sold, or 52% of total sales. This figure is even higher in Western Europe, with over 63% of sales.

Over the specific period of Q3 (July-September 2020), the trend is even more marked, with sales of + 11.5% year-on-year. This result is explained by the arrival in September of the new Yaris, which smashes all the monthly sales records for Toyota models, with current demand that allows TME to increase its sales prospects for the year 2020. .

" Since production resumed in May, sales momentum for the Toyota and Lexus has picked up quickly, driven by strong demand across the entire lineup and the additional boost from the recent launch of the new Yaris. "

“Despite continuing uncertainties from the pandemic, we have increased our sales forecast by 975,000 vehicles for 2020, assuming current market conditions continue through the fourth quarter of this year. Many customers choose our hybrid models with low CO2 emissions and we are now diversifying our range of electric transmissions with the launch of our new RAV4 Plug-in hybrid, Lexus UX300 EV and Proace EV ”, says Matt Harrison, Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Europe (TME).

Model brands and performance
Corolla, Yaris and RAV4, the bestsellers of Toyota, made up 57% of the brand's 664,157 total sales in the first 9 months of 2020. Toyota's sales therefore withstood the sharp market contraction during the second quarter, with a drop of 14% just for the second quarter. period from January to September 2020. Hybrid sales represented 61% in Western Europe, 23% in Eastern Europe and 51% at a regional level.

Lexus sold 50,924 vehicles between the beginning of the year and the month of September, noting a decrease of 20%, but much less than that received by the global market. The brand's bestsellers include SUVs, RX, NX and UX, which account for 75% of sales. Hybrid sales represent 64% of the total regional mix and 99% of the latter in Western Europe.

The key figures of TME between January and September 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: Western Europe: 63% – Eastern Europe *: 21% – TTL: 52%

Toyota's key figures between January and September 2020:

• Toyota sales: 664,157 (-14% year-on-year)
• Bestsellers: Corolla range (138,337); Yaris (135,292); RAV4 (106,137)
• Best-selling 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: Western Europe: 61% – Eastern Europe *: 23% – TTL: 51%

Lexus key figures between January and September 2020:

• Total Lexus sales: 50,924 (-20% year-on-year)
• Best sales: NX range (13,514); RX range (12,664); UX range (12,029)
• Best progress: GX range (+ 76%)
• Hybrid bestsellers: UX Hybrid (11,336); NX Hybrid (9,302); RX Hybrid (4,066);
• Total hybrid sales: 32,667 (-24% year-on-year)
• Hybrid mix: Western Europe: 99% – Eastern Europe *: 7% – TTL: 64%

TOTAL TOYOTA / LEXUS 715 081
TOYOTA 664,157
AYGO 64 989
Yaris (Yaris Hybrid included) 135,292
Yaris Hybrid 62,566
Corolla H / B & Touring Sports (Hybrid included) 90,498
Corolla H / B & Touring Sports Hybrid 84 185
Toyota C-HR (Hybrid included) 87 311
Toyota C-HR Hybrid 81,637
Corolla SDN (Hybrid included) 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 (Camry Hybrid included) 33,374
Camry Hybrid 8 549
Supra 750
RAV4 (RAV4 Hybrid included) 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 (IS Hybrid included) 1,346
IS hybrid 1,346
ES (ES Hybrid included) 4,271
Hybrid ES 2,844
LS (LS Hybrid included) 102
LS hybrid 73
NX (NX Hybrid included) 13,514
NX hybrid 9,302
UX (Hybrid UX included) 12,029
Hybrid UX 11 336
RX (RX Hybrid included) 12 664
RX hybrid 4,066
RC (RC Hybrid included) 535
RC hybrid 500
LC (Hybrid LC included) 180
LC hybrid 67
GX 693
Other models 2 457

(1) Toyota Motor Europe covers all countries of Western, Central and Eastern Europe, including Turkey and Russia, a number of Central Asian markets (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan).

* Eastern Europe includes Russia, Kazakhstan, the Caucasus, Ukraine and Turkey.