Lexus has sold 360,045 vehicles worldwide in the first six months of 2019, representing a 10% increase over large year. Let’s break down the volume by region:
|Region||Approximate Sales||% Change vs. 2018|
|China (+ Hong Kong)||95,000||+36%|
Aside from a modest 4% sales dip in Lexus’ native Japan, all other markets have seen sales increases, ranging from a minimal 1% in North America to a notable 36% in China. Credit for these higher numbers go to increased global availability and demand for the new ES sedan and newly-introduced UX crossover, as well as the expanded luxury market in China.
A Lexus Europe news release adds that global hybrid sales for the marque jumped by 34% vs the same period last year, reaching 121,234 units. This represents 37% of global Lexus sales.
European Lexus sales rose by 5% in a premium market that is down by 2% overall. Significant sales growth was recorded in a number of European markets, such as Italy (+51%), Spain (+33%), Poland (+13%), France (+12%) and the United Kingdom (+8%).