Toyota is nearly synonymous with the word hybrid at this point, so it is no surprise that the company has announced that worldwide cumulative sales of its hybrid fleet have hit the 3 million-unit mark. Overall, Toyota offers 16 different hybrid cars in 80 countries, including MPVs, hatchbacks, saloons and SUVs, with 3 commercial vehicles in Japan. It has been an exciting few years for Toyota and Lexus, with hybrid success and the Lexus LFA supercar introduction and the latest luxury hybrid car, the Lexus LF-Gh hybrid.
Lexus LF-Gh Luxury Hybrid
Toyota launched the Toyota Coaster Hybrid EV coach in 1997, and now the Prius is the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car. The brand calculates that its hybrid cars have reduced CO2 emissions by approximately 18 million fewer tons that would have been produced by petrol-powered autos of comparable size and performance.
Toyota Hybrid Concepts
Toyota certainly seems responsible for driving hybrid technology from smaller niches to a mainstream trend, with their hybrid car sales to back up this assumption. The hybrid sales have accelerated, with more than a million new Toyota hybrids selling since August of 2009.
Toyota Prius Hybrid Car
In October of 2000, UK Toyota hybrid sales topped 73,000, and today British consumers have over six Toyota and Lexus hybrid cars to choose from, including the sumptuous new Lexus CT 200h luxury hybrid car.
Toyota’s growth trend is expected to continue as the marquee prepares to introduce 10 new hybrid models by the end of 2012. The 10 new hybrids will be comprised of 6 entirely new models and 4 revamped models. There is also chatter that Toyota is poised to expand its hybrid line into a greater number of world auto markets.
Lexus FT-HS Hybrid Sports Car
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