Toyota Motor Europe market share climbs to a record high of 6.6% in first quarter
- TME sales remain on a growth path with 287,678 vehicles sold between January- March 2021, up +6% year-on-year
- The company’s overall European hybrid mix is now at a record high of 56%
- Toyota brand climbs to 2nd spot for best-selling passenger car brands in Europe
- Lexus sales increase +4% year on year to 19,071 vehicles in first quarter
Brussels, Belgium – April 14, 2021 – Toyota Motor Europe (TME) volume and market share growth trend continues with reported sales of 287,678 vehicles in the first quarter of 2021, marking an increase of +6% year-on-year. Across this period, TME achieved its highest ever first-quarter market share growing by +0.1% to 6.6% driven by increased customer demand for Toyota and Lexus low CO2 emission hybrid fleet. TME’s hybrid mix has again reached new highs of 56% in Europe, 67% in West Europe and increasing by +5.0% to reach 27% mix in East Europe*. The Toyota brand achieved the 2nd place best-selling passenger car brand in Europe with a record 6.4% market share.
TME’s fast start to the year was given another boost in March when Toyota Yaris was crowned The Car of the Year 2021 and became the best-selling car in Europe for the first time. We have an optimistic outlook as our electrified line-up will continue to expand this year and high customer demand is reflected in a very strong order bank. While it may be too early for an accurate forecast, we are planning 2021 sales well in excess of our pre-crisis 2019 total of approximately 1.1M vehicles.
Brands and model performance
Toyota sales volume grew by +6% to 268,607 in the first quarter with 6.4% market share up +0.4% year-on-year in passenger cars. The brand’s top sellers include Yaris, Corolla Range and RAV4 which represented 59% of total volume with a combined hybrid mix of 71%. Toyota’s overall hybrid volume increased by +15% year-on-year to 148,671 and accounting for 55% of the total mix.
Lexus sold 19,071 vehicles in the first three months, a volume increase of +4.0% year-on-year. The brand’s overall European hybrid mix was 62%, rising to 93% in Western Europe. Its SUV line-up of RX, NX, UX, GX and LX represented 80% total sales with a SUV hybrid mix of 58%. The highest year-on-year sales growth was achieved by LC (+212%) and ES (+35%).
TME highlights Jan- Mar 2021:
- Total sales: 287,678 (+6% year-on-year)
- Market share: 6.6% (+0.1% year-on-year)
- Total hybrid sales: 159,163 (+13% year-on-year)
- Hybrid mix: West Europe: 67% - East Europe*: 27% - TTL: 56%
Toyota highlights Jan- Mar 2021:
- Toyota sales: 268,607 (+6% year-on-year)
- Top sellers: Corolla Range (59,288); Yaris (58,944); RAV4 (41,014)
- Top hybrids: Yaris Hybrid (45,677); Corolla Hybrid Range (44,996);Toyota C-HR Hybrid (28,799)
- Total hybrid 148,671( +15% year-on-year)
- Hybrid mix: West Europe: 66% - East Europe*: 29% - TTL: 55%
Lexus highlights Jan- Mar 2021:
- Total Lexus sales: 19,071 (+4% year-on-year)
- Top sellers: UX Range (4,789); RX Range (4,265); NX Range (5,203);
- Top hybrids: UX Hybrid (4,008); NX Hybrid (3,614); RX Hybrid (1,303)
- Total hybrid sales: 11,748 (-6% year-on-year)
- Hybrid mix: West Europe: 93% - East Europe*: 9% - TTL: 62%
Sales for Jan - March 2021 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)
Highlander (incl. Highlander 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)
(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).
*East Europe includes Russia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Ukraine, Turkey and Israel.
Models listed in italics are produced locally at Toyota’s European manufacturing facilities.
(2) EU C02 fleet refers to average emissions of cars registered in EU28, Iceland and Norway. Reference to target achievement here is for Toyota + Lexus sales, based on preliminary internal data ahead of the regular release schedule of official figures by the EU Commission.