Hybrid electric vehicle sales up 84.3%, led by RAV4 hybrid and Prius Prime plug-in hybrid
TORONTO, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) reported that Toyota and Lexus hybrid electric vehicles (5,097 units sold) accounted for a record 19.4% of total sales in May and led TCI to a 9.1% overall sales increase for its second best month ever.
The all-new made-in-Canada RAV4 hybrid (2,261 units sold, up 184.4%) and the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid (957 units sold, up 125.2%), both had record months.
This increase in hybrid electric vehicle purchases reflects the results of a recent Canada-wide Ipsos poll commissioned by TCI, which found that 40% of respondents were considering more fuel-efficient electrified vehicles to avoid high prices at the pump and 52% were likely to purchase an electrified vehicle within the next five years.
TCI's Toyota Division reported sales of 24,010 in May, up 9%, while the Lexus luxury division reported its best May ever, with sales of 2,290 units, up 9.5%.
Lexus sets 5th consecutive monthly sales record
Led by the RX (698 units sold) and NX (634 units sold), Lexus truck sales recorded a May record of 1,791 units sold, up 14.1%. Sales of the ES (223 units sold, up 42%) also helped Lexus achieve an overall sales record for May.
Additional May Highlights
TCI truck sales of 15,313 units, up 8.9% (best month ever)
C-HR sales of 919 units, up 25.5% (best month ever)
4Runner sales of 854 units, up 12.4% (new May record)
TCI car sales of 10,987 units, up 9.3%
Corolla sales of 6,246 units, up 9.8%
Please click here to view full TCI May sales results.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over eight million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI's head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.
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