Lexus Australia has underscored its luxury leadership in electrification by delivering the brand's 30,000th hybrid vehicle while also achieving multiple monthly and quarterly sales records across its diverse range.
Cumulative Lexus hybrid sales reached 30,229 vehicles in December 2020 with the powerful, yet fuel-efficient technology offered on CT, ES, GS, IS, LC, LS, NX, RX and UX models.
Lexus this year marks 15 years of expertise in electric motor, battery and energy management since introducing the world's first hybrid electric luxury vehicle in 2006, the RX 400h.
Consumer demand for hybrids is accelerating. It took nine years to deliver the first 15,000 hybrids as Lexus progressively expanded its range in Australia, yet it took fewer than six years to double the tally - including 371 vehicles last month for a new December record.
All-time best-selling hybrids are the RX Line (8,775 vehicles since 2006), CT 200h (7,787 vehicles since 2011) and NX Line (6,151 vehicles since 2014 - the fastest selling rate of all Lexus hybrids).
In 2020, both the ES 300h (586 cars) and UX 250h (608) attracted record demand, helping to lift Lexus hybrid sales by 11.8 per cent to 2,928 vehicles.
Hybrid sales represented almost one-third (33.1 per cent) of the brand's yearly total deliveries of 8,846 vehicles - its third-highest annual total in the brand's history.
Lexus will continue its leadership in electrification technology following the announcement in November 2020 that the luxury lifestyle brand's first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the compact UX 300e SUV, will arrive in Australia by November 2021.