Toyota Motor Europe outperforms the market as more customers choose hybrid
- TME sales rebound with 715,081 vehicles sold between Jan-Sept 2020, down -15% but outperforming the market which fell by -25%
- Strong customer demand for its hybrid line-up increased share to 6.1%, up by 0.8 ppts
- Multi-powertrain strategy boosted by launches of New Yaris Hybrid, RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid and Lexus UX EV
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
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
Yaris (incl. Yaris Hybrid)
Corolla H/B & Touring Sports (including Hybrid)
Corolla H/B & Touring Sports Hybrid
Toyota C-HR (incl. Hybrid)
Toyota C-HR Hybrid
Corolla SDN (incl. Hybrid)
Corolla SDN Hybrid
Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Camry (incl. Camry Hybrid)
RAV4 (incl. RAV4 Hybrid)
IS (incl. IS Hybrid)
ES (incl. ES Hybrid)
LS (incl. LS Hybrid)
NX (incl. NX Hybrid)
UX (incl. UX Hybrid)
RX (incl. RX Hybrid)
RC (incl. RC Hybrid)
LC (incl. LC Hybrid)
*East Europe includes Russia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Ukraine, Turkey and Israel.(1) Toyota Motor Europe is responsible for all Western, Central and Eastern European countries including Turkey and Russia as well as Israel and a number of Central Asian markets (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Kazakhstan).
Models listed in italics are produced locally at Toyota’s European manufacturing facilities.