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CT 200h drives Lexus sales up by a third

Lexus is celebrating a successful 2011, after full year sales figures confirmed the premium marque to have the fastest sales growth of any mainstream manufacturer in the UK. Lexus recorded 8,269 vehicle sales in 2011, a year on year growth of 33.3%.

The success of Lexus in 2011 has been due to the great reception of the new CT 200h, the first full hybrid compact premium hatchback in the market. CT 200h achieved sales of 4,220 vehicles in 2011.

CT 200h has achieved great success in bringing new customers to Lexus, with two in every three new owners trading in cars from other brands.
Richard Balshaw, Lexus UK director said, "2011 was a great year for Lexus in the UK. CT 200h has made Lexus accessible to more customers. This result is all the more remarkable considering the significant supply disruption we experienced through the year as a result of the Japanese
tsunami."

Balshaw sees further positives to come for the brand, "2011 is just the first step in the growth of Lexus. Along with the first full year of CT 200h, 2012 will see the launch of the all new Lexus GS 450h. With its bold design, dynamic drive and luxurious interior, all new GS is set to be the next success story for Lexus in the UK."

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