Lexus CT 200h Pre-Orders Double Sales in Netherlands


Lexus CT 200h 1,000 Pre-Orders in NetherlandsIt’s entirely possible I’m reading this translated article wrong, but according to Dutch newspaper De Telgraaf, Lexus Netherlands received 1,000 pre-orders for the CT 200h — a remarkable number considering that last year, only 700 Lexus were sold in the country!

The newspaper attributes the brisk sales to the hatchback’s exemption from road tax, but whatever the reason, this has to be exactly what Lexus Europe was hoping for.

Read the Translated Article

Comments


  • SK

    Wow, I went to check out the CT at my local dealership here in Aus. It is an amazing vehicle and the seating position is so comfortable. Didn’t get a chance to test drive though as there was a queue!

  • SK

    Wow, I went to check out the CT at my local dealership here in Aus. It is an amazing vehicle and the seating position is so comfortable. Didn’t get a chance to test drive though as there was a queue!

  • Neo_fiz

    It is an awesome car ever.. i have owned it rite now.. and driving it so marvelous across the country.. well done lexus ct200h.. wont regret buying it.. ehee

  • JanMijnBotte

    The artical says in Dutch that there are 1000 cars pre-orderd and the expectations of 2011 are to sell 1500 cars.

    The reason of it’s succes is that you only have to pay 14% taxes in stead of 30 i think (it’s a guess, I’m from Belgium, not from Holland)

    The artical is already a month old, i’m curious how mutch they actually sold

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F7V6C22THBTBKRFS6G2WKDKTOU eric

    same here..sat in it and it was HOT and seemed well built….the only problem for me is that if it was a second car for us then it would be fine..but as a single car…carrying four people in the car is impossible esp since im 5’11 and put the seat all the way back..other then that..second car? yes..i’d buy it in a heartbeat..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F7V6C22THBTBKRFS6G2WKDKTOU eric

    same here..sat in it and it was HOT and seemed well built….the only problem for me is that if it was a second car for us then it would be fine..but as a single car…carrying four people in the car is impossible esp since im 5’11 and put the seat all the way back..other then that..second car? yes..i’d buy it in a heartbeat..

  • Alantjai

    Keep in mind that there are only 11 lexus dealers in the Netherlands.

  • JanMijnBotte

    But you can order/service your Lexus @Toyota dealer with the same conditions (they com to collect your car at your home and leave a replacement car behind)

    I’m not sure that’s the case in Holland, but in Belgium it is…

  • Alantjai

    No, we can only order/service the car by a lexus dealer and not a toyota dealer.

  • Mario Bros

    I am from the Netherlands and I am the lucky owner of an one week old CT200h. :)
    Luckily I pre-ordered my car four months ago so my car was within one of the first 50 deliveries. The car is amazing and I’m really really happy with it. When the car was shipped on a boat from Japan to the Netherlands I received a bottle of champagne to celebrate this event (nice). I received a menu as well, on this menu I could fill in my prefered presets, e.g. radio-stations, navigation addresses etc, When I picked up my car from the dealer all the presets were allready programmed!!! How cool is that.
    Another huge Lexus enthusiast :)

  • Pond

    Same in Norway, 200 pre-orders, expected 450 for this year. Total sales all models in 2010 was 179 cars. It has received quite good reviews in several local media “best in class”, “most luxury for the buck” etc. so yes it seems to be a hit for Lexus. And it is very much favored in the car tax system here.

  • Shane From Australia

    att : readers – Lexus Australia has a celebrity race this weekend as part of the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix and will be solely using the CT200h – 27 cars in total. The pre-race / entertainment will also be used to launch the new Lexus (CT200h)in Australia so for those who are interested, be sure to watch the race.

    The F1 race is on this Sunday (27 March 2011) so i assume the CT200h Celebrity Race will be sometime before the Grand Prix.

    Defantly be worth watching.

    Cheers

    Shane From Australia

  • Arno

    @JanMijnBotte, op dit moment staat de teller op 1400 stuks, currently 1400 units ;)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Congrats!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Setting your presets beforehand is an awesome little perk! I wonder if that’s just in the Netherlands or in other markets as well.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Do you know if those numbers have been published anywhere? I’d like to write about them and would need a source. Thanks!

  • Pond
  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Thanks! Pretty amazing that the CT 200h is delivering at such a fantastic clip. Lexus might have a European hit on their hands.

  • Mario Bros

    Probably only in the Netherlands but I’m not sure. My Lexus dealer told me that they did not do this before the CT200h was released but because they had so much positive respons they will continue doing this for every Lexus model from now on.

    The menu was very posh with golden letters :)

    The commercials during the pre-order period were smart marketing:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYvgaMTShcA
    Dad is bored till the wait is over……

  • Shane From Australia

    Lexus held the first of two celebrity races today at the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix weekend with the CT200h and all went well. The second race will be tomorrow (Sunday 27 March 2011) at 2.15pm Melbourne time … be sure to tune in and watch.

  • Yehegu

    How much will cost to raplace de Battery and how much will last?? if any body know please let me know , I want to buy one but I’m not sure.