Lexus has sold its one millionth hybrid vehicle, 11 years on from the launch of its RX 400h SUV.
Around the world, Lexus currently sells 10 hybrid models. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of all Lexus sales were hybrids in 2015 but for western Europe the figure was 95%.
The millionth vehicle, an NX 300h, was handed over to Aldo Pirranello a first-time Lexus customer – in Milan, Italy, by Alain Uyttenhoven, head of Lexus Europe.
Pirronello said: “I chose this brand because I really value it. When I saw the new Lexus NX 300h, my interest was immediately captured by its design and of course the hybrid technology. I was surprised to hear that I was the buyer of the one millionth hybrid Lexus and I am honoured to help celebrate this important milestone for Lexus.”
Tokuo Fukuichi, president of Lexus International, said: “The hybrid powertrain continues to be our signature powertrain technology. We have set ambitious environmental goals for 2050 and the popularity of hybrid worldwide is extremely important for us in achieving these goals. I am extremely happy that more than one million new car customers have put their faith in our Lexus hybrid line-up.”