(TORONTO, ON. – May 20, 2016) Toyota Motor Corporation announced today that the cumulative total of its global hybrid vehicle sales has surpassed nine million units1 as of April 30, including more than 120,000 in Canada. This latest million unit milestone was achieved in just nine months.

 

Helping to mitigate the environmental effects of automobiles is a priority for Toyota. With an understanding that eco-friendly vehicles can only truly have a significant positive impact if they are widely used, Toyota has endeavoured to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles across the globe.

 

In 2015, Toyota launched the fourth-generation Prius and added an all-new hybrid model of the RAV4 to its ever-expanding hybrid line-up. As of the end of April 2016, Toyota sells 33 hybrid vehicles and one plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) model in more than 90 countries and regions.

 

Toyota announced the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 in October of last year, setting challenges the brand will undertake in order to reduce the negative impacts automobiles have on global environmental health to as close to zero as possible, and to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society. In order to fulfill these challenges, Toyota is working to expand its lineup of hybrid vehicles even further and will work to contribute to the environment by achieving global annual sales of 1.5 million units, and cumulative sales of 15 million units by 2020.

 

Toyota calculates that as of April 30, the use of Toyota hybrid vehicles2 in lieu of conventional vehicles of similar size and driving performance has resulted in approximately 67 million fewer tons3 of CO2 emissions―believed to be a cause of climate change. Toyota also estimates that its hybrid vehicles have saved approximately 25 million kiloliters of gasoline compared to the amount used by gasoline-powered vehicles in the same class.

 

Toyota launched the Prius—the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle—in December of 1997. Since then, Toyota hybrid vehicles have received tremendous support from consumers around the world.

 

Toyota has positioned hybrid technologies, which encompass all of the component technologies necessary for the development of environment-friendly cars and which facilitate the use of different fuel combinations, as core environmental technologies for the twenty-first century. Toyota is committed to continuing its work to enhance performance, reduce costs and expand its product lineup to create vehicles that are ever-more popular with consumers.

 

1Including plug-in hybrid vehicles; Toyota data

2Excluding the Coaster Hybrid EV and “Quick Delivery 200”

3Number of registered vehicles × distance traveled × fuel efficiency (actual fuel efficiency in each country) × CO2conversion factor

 

 

Toyota Hybrid Vehicle Sales

Based on TMC data (Unit = 1,000 vehicles)

 

Global

 

Cumulative

 

Japan

North America

Europe

Other

1997

0.3

0.3

0.3

1998

17.6

17.6

18.0

1999

15.2

15.2

33.2

2000

19.0

12.5

5.8

0.7

52.3

2001

36.9

18.5

16.0

2.3

0.2

89.2

2002

41.3

20.0

20.3

0.8

0.2

130.5

2003

53.3

27.2

24.9

0.9

0.4

183.8

2004

134.7

68.7

55.9

8.1

1.9

318.5

2005

234.9

58.5

150.0

23.4

3.1

553.5

2006

312.5

72.4

197.6

36.0

6.5

866.0

2007

429.4

82.0

287.8

49.0

10.7

1295.4

2008

429.7

104.4

255.0

57.8

12.6

1725.1

2009

530.1

251.1

205.3

54.7

19.0

2255.2

2010

690.2

392.2

195.9

70.2

31.9

2945.4

2011

629.0

316.4

185.1

82.8

44.7

3574.4

2012

1219.1

678.0

344.7

106.9

89.5

4793.5

2013

1279.2

679.1

358.2

152.9

89.0

6072.7

2014

1266.0

684.2

323.6

171.8

86.5

7338.7

2015

1204.0

633.2

282.9

201.5

86.4

8542.8

Jan-Apr

2016

471.7

249.2

82.3

91.6

48.6

9014.5

Total

 

4380.9

2991.2

1111.3

531.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cumulative Sales of Toyota Hybrid Passenger Vehicles 

Based on TMC data (Unit = 1,000 vehicles)

 

Vehicle name

 

Global

 

Japan

North America

Europe

Other

Prius

3732.7

1665.0

1676.1

287.1

104.6

Prius α, Prius v, Prius +

634.0

428.4

160.9

38.2

6.6

Aqua, Prius c

1249.1

1041.2

177.0

31.0

Camry Hybrid

574.4

53.9

378.2

142.3

Alphard Hybrid1

68.0

65.7

2.3

Auris Hybrid

309.2

0.5

296.4

12.3

Yaris Hybrid

235.7

230.8

5.0

Avalon Hybrid

49.0

48.9

0.1

Highlander Hybrid, Kluger Hybrid2

150.7

3.4

145.5

1.8

RAV4 Hybrid

27.4

14.9

1.2

1.3

Corolla Hybrid

13.4

13.4

Levin Hybrid

9.2

9.2

Vellfire Hybrid

34.6

34.6

SAI

97.4

97.4

Estima Hybrid, Previa Hybrid

116.0

116.0

(33 units)

Harrier Hybrid

63.4

63.4

Crown Hybrid

143.4

143.4

Crown Mild Hybrid3

6.5

6.5

Crown Majesta (hybrid only)

12.2

12.2

Corolla Axio Hybrid

47.6

47.6

Corolla Fielder Hybrid

116.3

116.3

Voxy Hybrid

75.7

75.7

Noah Hybrid

58.8

58.8

Esquire Hybrid

51.0

51.0

Sienta Hybrid

45.5

45.5

(58 units)

Lexus LS 600h/LS 600hL

41.3

28.3

3.0

4.8

5.2

Lexus GS 450h/GS 300h

54.0

22.6

7.2

16.6

7.6

Lexus RX 400h/RX 450h

338.5

37.8

167.0

97.7

36.0

Lexus HS 250h

67.2

44.9

22.3

(67 units)

Lexus CT 200h

269.1

53.2

88.4

64.3

63.2

Lexus ES 300h

120.8

54.9

0.5

65.5

Lexus IS 300h

52.3

20.7

24.1

7.5

Lexus NX 300h

65.7

16.7

4.3

28.6

16.1

Lexus RC 300h

4.0

3.4

0.6

(2 units)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prius PHEV

75.4

22.1

42.7

10.5

0.1

 

Passenger vehicle

cumulative total

Japan

Overseas

Total

 

 

Reference:

Commercial vehicle4 cumulative total

Japan

Overseas

Total

4376.2

4633.6

9009.8

 

4.7

4.7

 

1Production ceased in 2008 and production of a new model started in 2011;

2Kluger Hybrid (for the Japanese market) production ceased in 2007;

3Crown Royal production ceased in 2003, Crown Sedan production ceased in 2008;

4Coaster Hybrid EV (production ceased in 2004), Quick Delivery 200 (hybrid-version production ceased in 2012), Dyna Hybrid, and Toyoace Hybrid.

 

                   
 

 

Toyota Hybrid Vehicle Chronology

 

Year

Month

Milestone

1997

Mar.

Toyota Hybrid System (THS) unveiled

Aug.

Coaster Hybrid EV launched (Japan only)

Oct.

Prius unveiled (launched in December)

2000

Nov.

Cumulative global Prius sales top 50,000 vehicles

2001

Jun.

Estima Hybrid launched (Japan only)

Aug.

Crown Royal series with Mild Hybrid System launched (Japan only)

2002

Mar.

Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 100,000 mark

Aug.

Cumulative global Prius sales top 100,000 vehicles

Oct.

Crown Sedan with Mild Hybrid System launched (Japan only)

2003

Apr.

Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) unveiled

Jul.

Alphard Hybrid launched (Japan only)

Sep.

Completely redesigned second-generation Prius launched

Dyna Hybrid and Toyoace Hybrid unveiled (launched in November; Japan only)

2005

Mar.

Harrier Hybrid (Lexus RX 400h) and Kluger Hybrid (Highlander Hybrid) launched

Oct.

Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 500,000 mark

Dec.

Second-generation Prius production commenced at SFTM’s Changchun plant in China

2006

Mar.

Lexus GS 450h launched

Apr.

Cumulative global Prius sales top 500,000 vehicles

May

Camry Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)

Jun.

Completely redesigned Estima Hybrid launched (Japan only)

Oct.

Camry Hybrid production commenced at TMMK’s Kentucky Plant in the U.S.; Quick Delivery 200 launched (Japan only)

2007

May

Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 1 million mark; Lexus LS 600h/LS 600hL launched

2008

Feb.

Crown Hybrid unveiled (launched in May; Japan only)

Apr.

Cumulative global Prius sales top 1 million vehicles

2009

Jan.

Lexus RX 450h unveiled (launched in April)

May

Completely redesigned third-generation Prius launched

Jul.

Camry Hybrid production commenced at TMT’s Gateway Plant, Thailand; Lexus HS 250h launched

Aug.

Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 2 million mark

Oct.

Sai unveiled (launched in December, Japan only)

Dec.

Camry Hybrid production commenced at TMCA’s Altona Plant, Australia

2010

Apr.

Camry Hybrid production commenced at GTMC’s plant in China

Jun.

Auris Hybrid production commenced at TMUK’s Burnaston Plant, UK; Auris Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)

Jul.

Cumulative sales in Japan of hybrids top 1 million vehicles

Sep.

Cumulative global Prius sales top 2 million vehicles

Nov.

Third-generation Prius production commenced at TMT’s Gateway Plant, Thailand

2011

Jan.

Annual Prius sales in Japan of new vehicles in 2010 were 315,669 vehicles, the largest amount of annual sales ever recorded; Lexus CT 200h launched

Feb.

Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 3 million mark

May

Prius α launched

Aug.

Prius sales in Japan top 1 million mark

Sep.

Completely redesigned Camry Hybrid launched in Japan; Alphard Hybrid and Vellfire Hybrid unveiled (launched in November, Japan only)

Oct.

TMEC of China conducts cornerstone laying ceremony and announces plan to produce and sell vehicles with hybrid systems produced in China jointly with China FAW Group and GTMC around 2015

Nov.

Prius PHEV unveiled (launched in January 2012 in Japan, in March 2012 in North America, in the summer of 2012 in Europe)

Dec.

Production of third-generation Prius commenced at SFTM’s Changchun Plant in China; Aqua launched

2012

Jan.

Completely redesigned Lexus GS 450h unveiled (launched in March)

Feb.

Start of Highlander Hybrid production at TMMI’s Indiana Plant in the U.S. in the second half of 2013 announced

Production and sale of Camry Hybrid in Kuozui Motor’s Kuanying Plant, Taiwan commenced

Apr.

Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 4 million mark

May

Yaris Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)

Jul.

Start of Lexus RX 450h production at TMMC’s Cambridge Plant in early 2014 announced; Lexus ES 300h launched (for sale outside Japan)

Oct.

Cumulative hybrid vehicle sales in Japan top 2 million mark

 

Nov.

Completely redesigned Auris Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)

Dec.

Completely redesigned Crown hybrid unveiled (launched in January 2013, Japan only); Avalon hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)

2013

Mar.

Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 5 million mark

May

Lexus IS 300h launched

Jun.

Cumulative global Prius sales top 3 million units; Auris Touring Sports Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)

Aug.

Corolla Axio Hybrid and Corolla Fielder Hybrid launched (Japan only)

Sep.

Crown Majesta (only hybrid version available) launched (Japan only)

Oct.

Lexus GS 300h launched

Nov.

Completely redesigned Harrier Hybrid unveiled (launched in January 2014)

Dec.

Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 6 million mark

2014

Jan.

Voxy Hybrid and Noah Hybrid launched (Japan only)

Feb.

Highlander Hybrid production commenced at TMMI’s Indiana Plant in the U.S.

Mar.

Lexus RX 450h production commenced at TMMC’s Cambridge Plant in Canada

Cumulative hybrid vehicle sales in Japan top 3 million mark

Apr.

Plan to start sales of Corolla and Levin hybrid models equipped with China-produced major hybrid components in 2015 announced at Beijing Motor Show

Jul.

Toyota Motor (Changshu) Auto Parts Co., Ltd. In China holds opening ceremony; production of hybrid transaxles to start in 2015

Lexus NX 300h launched in Japan (sales outside Japan began in August)

Sep.

Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 7 million mark

Oct.

Lexus RC 300h launched in Japan (sales outside Japan began in November); Esquire hybrid launched (Japan only)

2015

Jan.

Completely redesigned Alphard hybrid and Vellfire hybrid launched

Apr.

RAV4 Hybrid unveiled at New York International Auto Show

Jul.

Sienta hybrid launched; AWD specifications added to Lexus IS 300h; Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 8 million mark

Oct.

Hybrid vehicles sales target of 1.5 million units annually and 15 million units cumulatively by 2020 announced in Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050; Corolla Hybrid and Levin Hybrid launched

Nov.

RAV4 Hybrid launched

2016

Feb.

Lexus LC 500h unveiled at the Hague in the Netherlands (Japan, North America, and Europe launch scheduled for the spring of 2017)

Mar.

Toyota C-HR unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show (Japan launch scheduled for 2016, Europe launch scheduled for early 2017, and sales to be expanded to other countries around the world in stages); Prius PHEV unveiled at the New York International Auto Show (Japan, North America, and Europe launch scheduled for the autumn of 2016)

Apr.

Introduction of Corolla PHEV and Levin PHEV in China announced (2018); Auris hybrid launched (Japan); Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 9 million mark

 

 

About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.  Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships.  Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.  Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than six million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.

 

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