Carbon-Reducing Hybrid SUVs Lead the Way to Record Electrified Vehicle Sales for Toyota Canada

TCI reports record electrified vehicle sales for the fifth consecutive month

Electrified vehicles accounted for 28.8% of TCI’s overall sales in May


TORONTO, Ontario – June 1, 2021 – Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) reported its fifth consecutive month of record electrified vehicle sales with 6,648 units sold, led by the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid and all-hybrid Sienna.

Electrified vehicles accounted for 28.8% of TCI’s overall sales following two previous months at over 30%, reflecting both the consistent demand for alternative powertrains in Canada and Toyota’s ongoing commitment to electrification.

Meanwhile, TCI truck and SUV sales hit a record for the fourth straight month with 15,800 units sold due to combined efforts from Toyota RAV4, Highlander, C-HR, Tacoma, Sienna and Lexus RX, NX and UX.

TCI reported overall sales of 23,061 vehicles for the month, up 70.9% from 2020, with the Toyota division selling 20,709 units.

Led by the Lexus RX, NX and IS, TCI’s Lexus luxury division sold 2,352 units, up 64.6% year-over-year, for its third consecutive month of record sales.

Additional May Highlights:

  • Toyota Highlander sales of 1,917 units (new May record)
  • Toyota RAV4 sales of 7,088 units(new May record)
  • Toyota Tacoma sales of 1,476 units (new May record)
  • Lexus RX sales of 801 units
  • Lexus NX sales of 667 units
  • Lexus IS sales of 302 units


About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 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 inToronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine 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 for the North American market.

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