November 6, 2007
Toyota hybrid sales reach almost 1.2 million worldwide since 1997
Tokyo, Japan – Cumulative sales of Toyota hybrids reached 1,188,255 worldwide from 1997 through September 2007, according to a report by the Green Car Congress. Of that number, the Prius accounted for 851,228 units, or 72 per cent of sales.
The second best-selling model is the RX 400h, also sold as the Harrier in other markets, with combined global sales of 97,125 units, followed by the Camry Hybrid at 79,122 units.
Fourth is a category Toyota calls “other”, which includes the Crown, Estima, Alphard, Dyna, Toyoace and Coast, which have sold 73,505 units, followed by the Highlander, also sold as the Kluger, at 71,216 units. The models in the “other” category have been on sale since 1997, while the Kluger and the Harrier began sales in 2005, the first major hybrid platforms to follow the introduction of the Prius.
The GS 450h accounted for 10,995 hybrids, while the LS 600h and 600 hL have sold 5,064, most of them in Japan.