Lexus said it achieved record global sales in 2023 with 824,258 new cars sold, an increase of 32% year on year.

The growth was attributed to strong demand, particularly in Europe, North America and Japan, and a return to more stable parts supply.

European sales rose 46% to 69,000 including a record 15,963 in the UK. Japan sales doubled to 94,647 units and North America volume was up 24% to 355,606.

The electrified models – battery electric, hybrid electric and plug in hybrid electric – reached a new global high of 47% (in the UK it was 99%).