EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM – May 23, 2012: Total global sales ofToyota and Lexus full hybrid vehicles have topped the 4 millionmark as of April 30. Cumulative sales of full hybrid vehicles inEurope reached 423,000 units. In the UK the number is 94,000. Toyota became leaders in the development of hybrid cars as aresponse to environmental issues, the company believing that lowemission vehicles can only have a positive impact if they are usedwidely. Face Lifting Machines
It Started with a Bus The Toyota Prius, famously the world’s first mass-producedhybrid passenger vehicle, was launched in December, 1997 in Japan,but the first hybrid vehicles was actually a bus, the ToyotaCoaster Hybrid EV which was introduced to the Japanese market inAugust, 1997. Sales of the Prius began in Europe,North America and elsewhere in2000. The second generation Toyota Prius was launched in 2003 atwhich point the company expanded the use of its full hybridtechnology to vehicles such as minivans, SUV’s, luxurysaloons and family hatchbacks. The third-generation Prius launchedin May 2009 and was a hit with customers around the world, leadingto global cumulative sales of Toyota hybrid vehicles topping 3million vehicles by the end of February, 2011. Cavitation RF Machine Manufacturer
Different Shapes and Sizes and Made in Europe As Toyota’s hybrid range expanded so came localisedproduction such as the UK built Toyota Auris Hybrid and upcomingToyota Yaris Hybrid which will be built in France. Later this year,the range will appeal to an even wider audience with the launch ofthe seven seat Prius+ and Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Globally, Toyota currently sells 19 full hybrid passenger vehiclemodels in approximately 80 countries. This year, hybrid vehicleshave accounted for 15% of Toyota’s global vehicle sales. Saving for the Future Toyota estimates its full hybrid vehicles have led to a saving ofapproximately 26 million tonnes1 in CO2 emissions compared to whatwould have been emitted by petrol or diesel powered vehicles ofsimilar size and driving performance. Skin Rejuvenation Machine Manufacturer
Having positioned hybrid as a key technology, Toyota plans tocontinue working to further raise performance, reduce costs, andexpand its product line-up, including that of non-hybridenvironment-friendly vehicles, to create vehicles that are popularwith consumers.