Total Sales of Toyota and Lexus Hybrids Top 1M Mark in US

Green Car Congress

Toyota plans to introduce 10 new hybrid models between now and 2012 in various global markets, with sales of one million gas-electric hybrids per year, worldwide, sometime early in the next decade. One year later in April 2006, the Lexus GS 450h made its debut as the world’s first front-engine, rear-wheel drive, full-hybrid performance sedan.

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Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

Hybrid SUV Blog

You might recall from our earlier coverage that parent company Porsche SE originally intended to place their gas/electric drivetrain in a Volkswagen Touareg hybrid or an Audi Q5 hybrid , both of which share platforms with the Cayenne. litre twin-supercharged V6 engine alongside a 52 horse electric motor, a 288 volt nickel metal hydride battery, all directed by an 8 speed automatic transmission.