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Sales of hybrid cars of the Japanese brand and its premium subsidiary, Lexus, exceeded the threshold of 1.5 million units in 2017. In Europe, sales of the group grew by nearly 40%.

Everything seems to be rolling for Toyota! Far from the turmoil of dieselgate, the Japanese brand continues to deliver more than 1.5 million vehicles worldwide in 2017, 8% better than in 2016.

The balance sheet is half-hearted since the increase is mainly driven by Europe. With 392,300 units sold in the United States, and sales in the United States and the United States, where the group fell to 8% and 3% respectively during the year. past year.

In North America, the situation has been declining for many years, despite the release of the Prius 4. In the United States, sales by the Japanese giant have gone from 359,000 units in 2013 to 246,000. in 2017, it has 30% collapse that they can be electric, hybrid or rechargeable hybrids.

Prius and C-HR in the lead

While it remains relatively unobtrusive in Europe, with only 11,000 units sold, the Prius remains the bestseller of nearly 220,000 registrations worldwide, including nearly 117,000 in Japan alone.

Launched just a little more than one, the Toyota C-HR climbs to second place overall with a total of 191,600 registrations. We have European scale, the hybrid crossover is also in second place with 90,000 registrations, heels the small Yaris hybrid which retains its first place with more than 100,000 units sold.

51,000 Prius plug-in hybrids

As unobtrusive in Europe as the non-rechargeable version, the Prius “plug-in” still totaled 51,000 registrations last year. If its success remains relatively related to the old continent (2500 registrations), the sedan plug-in realizes very nice scores in Japan and the United States with respectively 26,700 and 21,700 elapsed copies.

On the hydrogen side, the results are much more mixed. With 2,700 units sold – including 800 in Japan, 1,800 in the United States and only in Europe – the Toyota Mirai is struggling to win, due to the lack of available refueling facilities.

Since the launch of the first Prius in 1997, Toyota has announced that it has sold more than 11 million “electrified” cars worldwide, including nearly 7 million in the last five years. Who says better ?

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