It was a stellar year for Lexus New Zealand in 2022, after the brand achieved record new car sales alongside a “significant” number of orders placed for 2023.
The luxury marque sold 1020 vehicles last year, 15 more than it did in 2021, with its electrified lineup seemingly attracting more customers to the brand.
Approximately 82 per cent of Lexus sales were either battery electric (UX300e), plug-in hybrid (NX450h+) or hybrid electrified.
“During 2022, we have seen a growing shift in customer demand for Lexus Electrified products, especially with the arrival of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and Battery electric (BEV) marques,” says Andrew Davis, Lexus New Zealand General Manager.
Lexus is also on a journey to working towards carbon neutrality by 2050, alongside parent company Toyota.
“By 2050, Lexus aims to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the lifecycle of the entire model line-up – from the manufacturing of materials, parts, vehicles to vehicle logistics, to the final disposal and recycling of older vehicles,” Davis adds.
As for 2022, Lexus decreased carbon emissions across its portfolio from 157/g per km in 2021 to 121/g per km.
In terms of the brand’s most popular model, the Lexus UX took first place with 309 vehicles sold, 177 of which were UX battery electric vehicles and 132 UX hybrids.