|Reported US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge.|
Reported US sales of hybrids in February dipped 2.5% from the prior year to 22,413 units. The results do not include sales from GM, which does not yet report its hybrid sales separately. Overall, light-duty vehicle sales in the US dropped 6.3% in February from the year before to 1,176,236 units, according to Autodata.
The new vehicle share of reported hybrid sales thus dropped back below the 2% mark to 1.9%—about one-tenth of a percentage point above the share in February 2007.
|Reported hybrid percentage share of new US vehicle sales. Click to enlarge.|
Toyota sold 10,895 units of the Prius, down 10.9% from the year before. The Camry hybrid posted a robust 4,121 units, up 23.7% from the year before, and representing 11.8% of all Camrys sold. The Highlander hybrid came in with 1,938 units, up a slight 2.4% from 2007, and representing 18.4% of all Highlanders sold.
On the Lexus side, Toyota sold 1,148 units of the Rx 400h, an 8.1% decrease from February 2007, and representing 16.5% of the combined Rx 350/400h sales. The GS 450h came in at 77 units, a drop of 51.9% from the prior year, and representing 34.8% of combined GS 460/450h sales, and 5.4% of all GS model sales (including the GS 350). The high-end LS 600h posted 112 units, representing 5.9% of combined LS 460/600h sales.
Honda sold 1,808 units of the Civic Hybrid, a 6% drop from last year, and representing 7.6% of all Civics sold. The Accord hybrid posted 42 units, a drop of 86.5% year-on-year, and representing 0.2% of all Accord sales.
|Hybrids as a component of brand sales, Click to enlarge.|
Ford posted combined sales of 1,743 units for the Escape and Mariner hybrids, up 2.8% from last February and representing 10.1% of combined Escape and Mariner sales.
In its limited distribution, Nissan sold 529 units of the Altima hybrid, up 156.8% from February 2007—its first month on sale—and representing 2.3% of all Altimas sold.