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Record Electrified Vehicle Sales Power Toyota Canada Inc. to Strong 2021

Jan 5, 2022

TORONTO, Ontario – January 5, 2022 – 2021 was a record year for sales of electrified vehicles for Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI), with 62,460 units sold, representing 27.7% of TCI’s total 2021 vehicle sales.

Both Toyota and Lexus divisions ended the year with record sales of electrified vehicles. Toyota Division sold 55,886 electrified vehicles, up 84.4% from 2020. Lexus division sold 6,574 electrified vehicles, up 26.5% from 2020.

With the upcoming launches of the battery-electric bZ4X, next-generation Mirai FCEV and all-new Toyota Tundra Hybrid, as well as strong showings for the RAV4 Prime and Prius Prime plug-in hybrids, and the only-available-in-hybrid-electric Sienna and Venza, this electrified vehicle sales momentum is expected to continue in 2022.

TCI December 2021 sales accounted for 12,001 units sold, down 12.2% from December 2020. This brought TCI’s 2021 total to 225,215 units sold, 17.7% higher than total 2020 sales and only 5% shy of 2019, TCI’s all-time record year.

In December 2021, Toyota division sold 10,570 units, down 11.4% from December 2020, for a total of 199,308 units sold during 2021, up 16.8% from 2020.

In December 2021, Lexus division sold 1,431 units, down 17.7% from December 2020, en route to an all-time annual record of 25,907 units sold during 2021, up 24.4% from 2020.

“On behalf of Toyota Canada, I’d like to thank our customers for their continued confidence and trust in Toyota and Lexus,” said Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO of Toyota Canada Inc. “I’d also like to thank our Canadian dealers and their dealership staff for their exceptional effort and focus on meeting the needs of our customers in 2021.”

Numerous nameplates registered record overall yearly sales in 2021, including:

  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid (4,522 units, up 82.9%)
  • Toyota Highlander Gas (14,614 units, up 49.7%)
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid (5,271 units, up 35.1%)
  • Toyota 4Runner (8,293 units, up 21.9%)
  • Toyota Mirai (128 units, up 509.5%)
  • Lexus UX Hybrid (3,282 units, up 32%)
  • Lexus RX Hybrid (1,805 units, up 63.1%)

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models for the North American market.

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