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Lexus announced at the end of this week that its Cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles broke the half a million mark at the end of November 2012.
 
Since the first RX 400h took to the road in 2005, through to the end of November this year, Lexus has sold more than 506,000 vehicles equipped with its Lexus Hybrid Drive system.
 
In the year Lexus Hybrid Drive made its debut 26,000 vehicles were sold, while by 30 November this year the annual total was already at 113,000. Today hybrids account for about 25 per cent of all Lexus sales. Europe is a strong market for Lexus hybrids, with 126,000 sold so far – about a quarter of the worldwide total.
 
In Western Europe hybrids command a larger share, accounting for more than 85 per cent of the Lexus models sold. In the UK more than 32,700 Lexus hybrid have been sold, with the RX again the best-performing model, but with the CT 200h attracting many customers new to the Lexus brand.
 
The RX 400h, launched in 2005, was the world’s first production full hybrid luxury SUV. Succeeded by the RX 450h in 2009, it has claimed the largest share of Lexus hybrid sales, with 259,000 units sold through to November this year.
 
The brand's most recent introduction in Europe is the CT 200h, which debuted in late 2011. It took Lexus hybrid power into the luxury compact/hatchback market for the first time and quickly became a major contributor to Lexus’s global sales. The total units sold have already reached 122,000 units.

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