Lexus Europe has sold 36,405 in the first six months of 2016, marking a new half-year record for the region. The NX continues to be Europe’s best-selling model in the lineup with 12,689 units sold, and the new fourth-generation RX has doubled up compared to last year with 8,815 sales.
Hybrid vehicles represent the lion’s share of sales, with 98% of Lexus sales in Western Europe and 63% of sales across all countries. The most popular hybrid models are NX 300h (8,788 units), RX 450h (4,715 units), CT 200h (4,452 units), and the IS 300h (3,182 units).
Getting into specifics, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Central Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia), Balkans, Belgium, Ireland and Iceland all showed over 20% sales growth compared to 2015. In Russia, Lexus sales increased by 17% in a premium market down by 6%, and made up 30% of total European sales.