Lexus, propelled by crossovers and hybrids, is on a roll in China and outpacing the broader new-vehicle market with sales surging 31 percent to 109,933 in the first seven months.
In addition to a broad hybrid lineup, the gains have been driven by the ES sedan and the NX and RX crossovers, Lexus’ China office said, without revealing sales by model for the period.
Demand for Lexus hybrids totaled 37,518 through July, a rise of 43 percent from a year earlier.
Lexus offers hybrid versions of seven of 11 products available in China.
The luxury arm of Toyota Motor Corp. didn’t disclose China sales for July.
Lexus entered China in 2005. Unlike Infiniti and Acura, Lexus does not build vehicles in China, yet it became the fifth-largest luxury brand in the country in 2018, after Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Cadillac.
The Japanese brand delivered 160,468 vehicles in China last year, an increase of 21 percent from a year earlier.
By June 11, its cumulative deliveries in China topped 1 million, Lexus said.