Toronto, Ontario – Cumulative sales of Toyota hybrids worldwide have topped three million as of the end of February, with 52,995 of them sold in Canada.
The company has recently launched the all-new 2011 Lexus CT 200h and will introduce a Prius family of vehicles in future.
Toyota launched its first hybrid, the Coaster Hybrid EV, in August 1997 in Japan, followed by the Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, in December 1997. The Prius went on sale in North America and Europe in 2000. The company reached its two million milestone for hybrid vehicles in August 2009, with 42,289 of them sold in Canada.
Toyota currently sells 16 hybrid vehicle models in approximately 80 countries and regions worldwide, including three commercial vehicles in Japan. It plans to introduce ten new-model hybrid vehicles by the end of 2012, including six newly-launched vehicles and four that have been redesigned.