Lexus has recorded an excellent first half-year performance, with Europe-wide sales (including Russia and other eastern European markets) reaching 24,586 units, an increase of 25.4 per cent on the same period last year.
The growth rate is well ahead of the premium market as a whole in the region, which increased by five per cent. In western Europe the pace is even greater, with sales volume ahead by 33 per cent in the same period.
The new IS, launched last year, was the top performer, with sales up nine-fold.
The GS hybrid line-up also accelerated following the arrival of the GS 300h at the end of 2013, with sales up by 75 per cent.