Toyota Canada Fueled By Hybrid Sales

Hybrid car sales are on fire in Canada.

Toyota Canada released its official April sales numbers, and hybrid sales are up 266.4 percent when compared with April 2011, for a total of 1,931 hybrid vehicles sold.

The Prius family itself accounted for the lion’s share of the sales with 1,422 units, up 471 percent for its best-ever month. Toyota Canada sold 556 of the Prius c in its first full month of sales, accounting for one-third of Toyota subcompact car sales. A total of 884 units of the Prius c have already been sold since it became available mid-March. The Prius v accounted for 479 sales.

The Camry Hybrid was also strong with 421 units sold, up 153.6 percent from April 2011. The Camry Hybrid stands at an impressive 1,259 units year to date (YTD), or 196.2 percent better than last year YTD.

Lexus hybrid sales are steady, with 188 units of the CT 200h going out the door, up 1.6 percent for the models’ best-ever April. In general, Lexus’ hybrid luxury models represented 18.8 percent of all Lexus vehicles sold in April.