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Lexus LS News

  • 2018 Lexus LS 500h

    The Lexus LS 500h luxury sedan that debuts this week at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will use the same "Multi Stage Hybrid System" as the LC 500h coupe. It's a somewhat different—and arguably more complex—setup than the powertrain of the LS 600h, the previous-generation hybrid version of Lexus' flagship sedan. The LS 600h used a 5.0-liter V-8 engine and a version of the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system, along with all-wheel drive. DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to debut at Geneva show The LS 500h and LC 500h also incorporate the tried-and-true Toyota Hybrid...

  • 2018 Lexus LS 500h
    2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to debut at Geneva show

    It should come as no surprise that Toyota's Lexus luxury brand remains enthusiastic about hybrids. Toyota has sold more hybrids than any other automaker, with luxury models sold under the Lexus brand contributing to a total that just exceeded 10 million. That trend will continue with the 2018 Lexus...

  • 2015 Lexus LS 600h L
    Lexus To Launch Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered LS Sedan: Report

    Lexus may build a fuel-cell version of its LS sedan.

  • Next-gen Lexus LS teased in official video?
    2013 Lexus LS600h L Hybrid Luxury Sedan: Coming Soon

    It’s one of the least popular luxury hybrids in the world, but at six years old, the current 2012 Lexus LS600h L -- just like the rest of the Lexus LS family -- is starting to show its age. Which is why Toyota has been working hard on a complete redesign of the Lexus LS range, which it will...

  • Lexus LS 600h Landaulet for Prince Albert Of Monaco wedding
    Lexus LS 600h Hybrid Landaulet Used To Shuttle Monaco Prince

    We already knew Prince Albert of Monaco was a bit of an activist--or at least he likes to think he is--but now he’s gone out and commissioned the development of a one-off ‘Landaulet’ to carry him and his bride-to-be Carlene Wittstock on their wedding day, this July 2. A Landaulet...

  • Lexus LS 600h on duty in Monaco
    Hybrid Lexus LS 600h Limousine Will Turn Royal Wedding Green

    No, we’re not talking about the Prince William and Kate Middleton royal wedding that’s taking place this week. We’re talking about that other royal wedding, the one between Monaco’s Prince Albert II and his bride-to-be Charlene Wittstock scheduled for July 2 of this year...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

    It's long been known that hybrid buyers often choose them over luxury cars, and aren't buying them solely for the payback in gasoline savings. But a new Hybrid Scorecard, launched by the Union of Concerned Scientists, slams carmakers for inflating their prices by loading luxury into fuel-efficient hybrids, putting them out of reach to less affluent buyers. The Hybrid Scorecard is a guide to all 31 currently available hybrid vehicles from five carmakers: Toyota, Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Nissan. It includes ratings on different criteria and an explanation of UCS's methodology in...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show
    Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

    It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only 10.4 million vehicles sold, down 21 percent on 2008 and the lowest total since 1982. But some light seems to be appearing on...

  • 2010 Lexus LS600h
    Lexus Sets Pricing for 2010 LS600h Hybrid

    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...

  • 2010 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus Goes Hybrid-Only...in Britain

    Well, here's a surprise. It's no news that Lexus has found it slow going breaking into the luxury market in Europe, which is dominated by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Jaguar. By contrast, Lexus has become the highest-selling US luxury brand since its 1989 launch, largely on the strength of its midsize...

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