Lexus says half of its Australian sales are hybrid or electric in 2022


Nearly half of Lexus’ gross sales in Australia are hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electrical to date in 2022.

Lexus Australia stated 47.6 per cent of its total gross sales this 12 months have been of autos with electrified powertrains, spearheaded by its new NX mid-size SUV.

That’s equal to 2133 of the 4473 models it has offered in Australia as much as July 31.

Main the cost (pun supposed) is the supply-constrained Lexus NX, which has offered 1064 models throughout its NX350h hybrid and NX450h+ plug-in hybrid variations, representing 53 per cent of complete NX gross sales YTD.

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It’s additionally already overtaken 2021’s year-end NX Hybrid complete (992 models).

Cumulative NX gross sales have now surpassed 25,000 models (25,382 as of July 31) in Australia for the reason that nameplate first launched in 2014.

Elsewhere within the vary, the RX has offered 379 models throughout RX450h and RX450hL variations, which is greater than half (59 per cent) of 2021’s total RX Hybrid determine of 640 models.

The model’s first EV providing, the UX300e compact crossover, has gathered a modest 55 gross sales this 12 months with the model claiming it has “sturdy orders available”.

Globally, Lexus plans to introduce “at the very least 20 new or renewed fashions” by 2025, “most of which might be electrified”.

The brand new-generation Lexus RX (due domestically in 2023) and all-electric Lexus RZ (unconfirmed for Australia) are two of those autos, with the previous to supply three totally different hybridised powertrains.

The corporate has beforehand instructed us it desires 80 per cent of its Australian gross sales by 2025 to return from automobiles operating both hybrid, PHEV, or BEV drivetrains – making petrol-only choices a sliver of its quantity.

Elsewhere within the Lexus line-up, the ES, LC and LS all supply hybrid variations, as does the compact UX.

Thus far in 2022, Lexus Australia has offered 4473 models YTD, a 27.5 per cent discount in comparison with the identical interval in 2021. The NX is by far its prime vendor, with 2019 models offered to the top of July (-1.4 per cent), with the RX (1004 models, -16.2 per cent) a distant second.

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