No manufacturer of automobiles has more hybrids in its lineup than Toyota.  The company makes hybrid vehicles ranging from the budget friendly Toyota Prius on up to the Lexus LS 600h with numerous additional models in between. 

Though a Prius can be purchased for a little over $20,000, its big brother Lexus will set you back significantly more than that.  According to Lexus, the LS 600h will have an MSRP of $108,000 plus an additional $875 delivery fee when it goes on sale soon.

The Lexus LS 600h is based off of the Lexus LS which received a slight freshening earlier this year.  The hybrid model, with the updated looks will be on sale soon.  Along with the exterior freshening and some additional tweaks, the 2010 hybrid receives the same ECO mode that can be found on the companies bottom of the line Prius.  ECO mode boosts efficiency, but the Lexus LS 600h is about more than just efficiency.  With power galore, and nearly every imaginable option, this vehicle is a true luxury hybrid.

At $108,000, the company does not expect a high sales volume, but that's not really the point.  As Toyota has stated before, it will offer a hybrid version of every vehicle it sells.  This gives buyers a hybrid option in every class of vehicle from small to large and cheap to pricey.  Toyota aims to leave no buyer out of the hybrid market.

Source:  Lexus


Lexus Announces Pricing for 2010 LS 600h L

Price Adjustments on select Lexus Models - New Exterior Styling Includes Revised Front Grille, Bumper and Taillights - Interior Enhancements Include Increased Trunk Capacity - New Subscription-Based Lexus Enform(TM) with Safety Connect(TM) Telematics System

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexus today announced a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $108,800 for the enhanced 2010 LS 600h L premium luxury hybrid sedan which will arrive at dealerships later this month.

MSRP adjustments were also announced on select current 2010 Lexus models including HS 250h, ES 350, IS 250, IS 350, IS 250C, IS 350C, IS F, GS 350, GS 460, GS 450h, LS 460, SC 430, RX 350, RX 450h and LX 570. The MSRPs do not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875.

The Lexus LS 600h L debuts revamp styling and new luxury amenities for 2010. The 2010 LS 600h L features the following revisions: front grille with a unique design, 19-inch alloy wheels, bumper, blue-tinted taillights, license plate surround and exhaust diffusers. Also new are advanced front active headrests, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, standard Intuitive Park Assist with Advance Parking Guidance and Intelligent High-Beam. The LS 600h L is available in three new exterior colors to freshen its exterior color palette: Blue Harbor Metallic, Peridot Mica and Satin Cashmere Mica.

New and updated luxury amenities and user technology features for the LS 600h L include a driver's seat with auto slide-away; rear power sunshade; an LCD instrument cluster; Lexus Navigation system with casual language recognition; Bluetooth® phonebook download capability and music playing capability with USB/iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming. Trunk capacity for the LS 600h L grows by nearly two cubic feet.

Other new standard features for 2010 include the Cold Weather Package with a windshield deicer, more effective heater and heavy-duty battery.

Luxury options are endless as the Premium Package II includes butterfly rear headrest and left rear seat with lumbar massage. In addition, the Executive Class Seating Package II adds 18-inch 10-spoke wheels with new design, and power rear driver's side seat and ottoman with lumbar massage.

Lexus Enform(TM) with Safety Connect(TM) is an all-new telematics system available by subscription. Lexus Enform with Safety Connect is standard on all LS 600h L. Complimentary one-year trial subscriptions of Lexus Enform with Safety Connect are included on all purchases of new LS 600h L. The Lexus Enform and the Safety Connect response center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - every day of the year.

Lexus Insider(TM), a complimentary, opt-in service available without a subscription, is also standard on Lexus Enform equipped LS 600h L vehicles. The service offers in-vehicle audio casts with useful vehicle tips and event information, as well as insights into exclusive owners' benefits. As part of the Lexus Enform navigation platform, XM NavTraffic® and XM NavWeather(TM) are available via individual XM® subscriptions. All XM services include a complimentary 90-day trial subscription.

The price increases on other select Lexus models range from $300 for the IS 250 and IS 350 to $900 for the GS 450h and SC 430. The new prices will become effective with vehicles produced on December, 2009.