Japan's Lexus hybrid sales grew by 180% in the UAE

The growth can be attributed to the very competitive pricing of hybrid models.

  
Japan's Lexus hybrid sales grew by 180% in the UAE
Growth skyrockets with introduction of new hybrid offerings at very competitive prices

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2016

Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has revealed that year-on-year growth in the brand’s hybrid offering has grown by an impressive 180% by October 2016, in comparison to the same period in 2015. The growth can be attributed to the very competitive pricing of hybrid models compared to their petrol equivalents, driving more people to adopt greener vehicles.

Earlier this year, Lexus International announced that the brand has sold over 1 million hybrid vehicles globally since the world’s first hybrid luxury car, the RX 400h, went on sale in April 2005. This year also saw the introduction of the all-new Lexus RX h in the UAE, joining the line-up of hybrid vehicles sold by Al-Futtaim Motors which encompasses the LS h, GS h, RX h and CT h, making up the largest line-up of luxury hybrid vehicles sold in the country.

Chris Buxton, Junior Managing Director of Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors commented: “This spectacular growth in the hybrid segment goes to show that Lexus has done a very good job increasing awareness of the advantages of owning and driving a hybrid, be it reduced emissions and fuel consumption, or the uncompromised performance coupled with a pleasant driving experience thanks to the advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive system.”

“More importantly, our customers in the UAE are realizing that buying Lexus hybrid cars does not require them to change their driving behavior, with the cars never needing to be externally charged. Making our hybrid line-up available at the same price as the petrol equivalent is one serious step to demonstrate our commitment to a greener society in the UAE,” explained Buxton.

The 2017 Lexus hybrid range is available across all Al-Futtaim Motors showrooms in the UAE with the new starting prices as follows:

  • CT 200h at AED 125,000
  • GS 450h and RX 450h starting from AED 225,000 LS 600h starting from AED 370,000

Customers wishing to learn more about the hybrid technology can contact 800 LEXUS or visit any of the Lexus showrooms across the UAE. To explore the full line-up of Lexus vehicles they can visit www.lexus.ae.

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About Lexus:
Since its debut in 1989, Lexus has earned a worldwide reputation for high-quality products and exemplary customer service. Lexus is the hybrid leader among luxury brands, offering hybrid cars that provide the best in innovative technology and premier luxury. The evolution of Lexus is reflected in the progressive designs of its new vehicles. The signature spindle grille, dynamic light treatments and sculptured lines create a distinctive look of luxury for Lexus. In the UAE, Lexus is exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors and has an extensive line-up of sedans, SUVs, a coupe and a high performance car. The sedan line-up includes CT, IS, ES, GS, GS h, LS and LS h while the SUV range includes the all-new NX, RX and RX h, GX and the new LX. The coupe is RC and the F marque line produces RC F and GS F high performance cars. For more details please visit www.lexus.ae ; and http://www.facebook.com/LexusAE

For further information, please contact: 
Suzan Kazzi | Head of Communications, Al-Futtaim Motors | +971 4 206 6178 | suzan.kazzi@alfuttaim.com
Rabih Habayeb | PR Manager Al-Futtaim Motors | +971 4 206 6164 | rabih.habayeb@alfuttaim.com
Gaydzag Terterian | Associate PR Manager Al-Futtaim Motors | +971 4 206 6043 | Gaydzag.terterian@alfuttaim.com

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