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Lexus to utilize hybrids in high performance range

Lexus plans to leverage its hybrid technology to add “more power” to its high performance models. The automaker’s Executive Vice President Chika Kako highlighted “the sportiness and dynamics that the hybrid technology can offer” to the high performance models. The high performance vehicles that will be upgraded with a hybrid system have not yet been announced. Marc Carter at The…

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2019 Lexus UX 250h pricing announced

Lexus has announced pricing for its new UX 250h model and has priced it at the cheaper end of its lineup at $35,025. The UX 250h is the hybrid version of the UX 200, which is priced at $33,025. The UX 250h will be available for sale in January 2019. The vehicle offers 175 horsepower alongside a number of standard…

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Lexus leads luxury brands for full hybrid fuel economy

The EPA mileage rating for Lexus’s new ES 300h has been released, and it leads the pack for non-plug-in luxury hybrids. The vehicle is rated at 43/45/44 mpg according to a new article by Green Car Congress. The luxury sedan attains this rating through its upgraded fourth-generation Hybrid Drive System, “designed to help eliminate the rubber-band feeling associated with some…

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Toyota continues to grow hybrid market share in Europe

Toyota Motor Europe’s first quarter results showed a not-unexpected climb in hybrid sales. The automaker has reported that 45% of its total sales on the continent were for hybrid vehicles, and in Western Europe, the rate climbs to 55%. In other words, for Europe, hybrid vehicles are quickly becoming the norm. For Toyota’s Lexus division, hybrids represent an even greater…

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New marketing campaign to focus on hybrid performance

Lexus, the luxury automaker, has released a new campaign highlighting the performance gains offered in its hybrid models. The campaign, titled “Fast as h,” is meant to educate the customer on the capabilities and lower price points of Lexus’ new hybrids. The campaign is led by a commercial slated for television entitled “Cloudy with a Chance of Truth,” and opens…

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Luxury automakers look to hybrids for future sales

Luxury automakers are quickly moving towards hybrids as the next attractive option for their clientele. Lexus, Mercedes, and Porsche are only a few of the luxury makers increasing their hybrid offerings. BMW currently offers hybrid versions of three of its sedans. Cadillac’s PHEV, the CT6, brings additional options to the luxury market. Jason Kavanagh at Edmonds has the story. Read…

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Lexus UX200 and UX250h Hybrid SUVs debut this week

Lexus is set to debut two new hybrid models at the New York Auto Show. The UX 200 and UX250h, both small crossover utility vehicles, offer a variety of new features with the goal “to lure first-time buyers into the luxury brand” according to Green Car Reports. The UX250h is the hybrid of the two, and comes fully equipped with…

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More SUV hybrids available than ever before

SUVs have always been a popular choice among consumers, and with new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full electric SUVs reaching the market, consumers have more choices than ever before. Front-runners in the hybrid category include the Lexus RX 450H AWD and Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Electric models include the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-PACE. For more hybrid SUV options,…

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Pricing innovation at Lexus inspires customers to go green

In 2017, Lexus cut the price of its 2018 hybrid NX crossover to put it in line with the NX300 non-hybrid model, bringing the price disparity down to a mere $950. The move was an innovative attempt to inspire customers who thought hybrid was out of reach to spring for the hybrid model–and it’s actually working. Steph Williams at TTAC…

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