Luxurious greenwashing, Lexus-style

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Check out my snarky AutoblogGreen.com post on Lexus' greenwashing. Quoting myself, Lexus is taking hybrid hype to the next level, the penthouse.At Lexus has gone literal - "h" is the new green lifestyle. Tags: greenwashing lexus toyota one time Toyota was content to let the Prius subliminally lower consumers' green expectations from electric cars to hybrids which use gasoline-generated electricity to raise efficiency.

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Review: 2013 Lexus CT 200h

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And since it’s a Lexus, you’re correct in assuming that it’s nice. Designed primarily for the European market, the 2013 Lexus CT 200h is a 4-door “sport tourer” (aka hatchback) that rides atop a fully independent suspension. Lexus CT 200h

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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

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2013 Lexus RX 450h. Dubbed by many industry sources the most fuel-efficient luxury SUV, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h certainly delivers. And if that were not enough to entice people to buy this hybrid SUV , Lexus gave the RX 450h a small face-lift modifying the exterior and interior a bit.

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Lexus prices new three-row RX 450hL hybrid starting at $50,620

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Lexus is pricing the new 2018 RX 450hL three-row hybrid SUV—announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2017—with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $50,620—$1,550 more than its gasoline-engined RX 350L AWD three-rowed sibling.

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New Lexus LC 500h with Multi Stage Hybrid System

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Following the world premiere of the V8-powered LC 500 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January 2016, Lexus introduced its hybrid variant, the new LC 500h. Lexus has succeeded in increasing maximum engine rpm from 6,000 to 6,600 rpm.

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Lexus Compact Luxury Hybrid CUV

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Hybrid SUV fans will be excited to learn that Lexus will soon add a new crossover hybrid to their lineup. Automotive News (Europe) broke this story (subscription is required, but try this ) and noted that Lexus plans to sell this smaller hybrid CUV in North America and Europe.

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2012 Lexus CT 200h Review

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Review: 2012 Lexus CT 200h. The Lexus CT 200h is in a class by itself, literally. Specifically, the 2012 Lexus CT 200h is categorized as a premium compact, four-door hatchback hybrid. The sedan draws technology from both the Lexus HS 250h and Toyota Prius. Lexus CT 200h

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Lexus has sold more than 1M hybrids

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Lexus International announced it has sold more than 1 million hybrid vehicles worldwide since the RX 400h went on sale in April 2005. As of the end of March 2016, Lexus had sold approximately 1,000,600 hybrid vehicles in 11 years. Today, Lexus manufactures ten hybrid models, with more on the way. —Tokuo Fukuichi, President of Lexus International. Today, Lexus sells 10 hybrid models and is the luxury brand with the widest hybrid line-up.

Lexus introducing LC 500h luxury coupe with next-generation Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System at Geneva

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Lexus will unveil the hybrid version of its all-new LC luxury coupe at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The LC 500h is equipped with Lexus’ next-generation hybrid powertrain, the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, providing enhanced driving pleasure, more performance, and greater efficiency. Inspired by the LF-LC concept that debuted in 2012, the LC represents a shift in Lexus’ engineering processes and design ideologies, and marks the beginning of a new phase for the Lexus brand.

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‘11 Lexus 450h Remains Top Pick

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Lexus used the Paris Auto Show to show off the 2011 Lexus RX 450h, the newest update in its RX hybrid SUV model line. The 2011 Lexus RX 450h uses a continuously variable transmission and its powertrain includes a 3.5-liter gasoline V6 engine and electric motors.

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Lexus unveils LF-1 Limitless Concept; flagship luxury crossover with full range of options for electrified powertrains

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The the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus introduced the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept—a flagship crossover. By around 2025, every Lexus model around the world will be available either as a dedicated electrified model, or have an electrified option.

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Lexus debuts in India with hybrid-focused line-up

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Lexus made its debut in India today. At the launch, Lexus unveiled three models chosen with the Indian driver in mind—the RX 450h, ES 300h , and LX450d vehicles. The all-new Lexus LS made a surprise appearance in a sneak preview at the end of the show. Lexus said that its focus on hybrid vehicles shows a clear understanding of Indian consumers—they have an desire for luxury, coupled with sensibilities around the need for high-performing yet eco-friendly vehicles.

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Minicars And Microcars: How Small Could Lexus Go?

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The Lexus LF-SA Concept that made a first appearance this past month at the Geneva Motor Show definitely pushes the brand into unexpected design territory—and down to an unexpectedly small size. At just 136 inches long, 67 inches wide, and 56 inches high, the concept that Lexus described as “an ultra-compact, sub-B-segment, urban. Lexus LF-SA Concept Minicars concepts microcars small cars urban-cars

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Lexus Fuel Cell Car Likely To Be Based on New LS Luxury Sedan

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The next-generation Lexus LS luxury sedan could be offered with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain option. After multiple reports that Toyota was considering this for its luxury brand, Lexus unveiled a fuel-cell concept car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The Lexus LF-FC is a large fuel-cell sedan that the carmaker says previews its next flagship. Tokyo Motor Show Lexus LS

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Compare: Lexus RX 350

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One is the Lexus RX 350, a four-door SUV, that is rated one of the most fuel efficient SUVs on the market today. The Lexus RX has EPA-rate fuel economy ranging from 18 mpg city to 24 mpg highway for its gasoline version, while still offering a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

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Lexus UX small crossover utility concept unveiled in Paris

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The Lexus UX concept debuting this week at the 2016 Paris Motor Show represents the Toyota luxury brand's probe of the subcompact crossover segment. It previews a possible new model that would slot below the current NX in Lexus' lineup. While Lexus didn't say so explicitly, such a model could be based on the Toyota C-HR, which is finally set to go.

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Lexus CT 200h Starts Around $30,000

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Now for Something Completely Different: 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid. The 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid breaks with that tradition. It is completely different from any other Toyota or Lexus model. Body design aside, the Lexus CT Hybrid does leverage technology used in other Toyota hybrids.

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2019 Lexus ES revealed, features 44-mpg 300h hybrid sedan

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Lexus unveiled Tuesday its newest ES sedan, and the mid-size luxury stalwart appears to have an edgier attitude. The big news for readers interested in green cars is that the new ES 300h hybrid is rated at 44 mpg, up 10 percent from the previous model. The ES has always been a version of a Toyota seda, and the new version is no exception.

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Lexus brings all-wheel drive hydrogen fuel cell LF-FC flagship concept to Detroit

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Lexus brought the all-wheel drive hydrogen fuel cell LF-FC flagship concept, unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015 ( earlier post ), to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit for its North American premiere.

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Lexus: the green helping hand

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Lexus has sold more than half a million hybrids around the world, and 1 in 4 of them have come to Europe. Lexus Weekly Column weekly columnThe brand hasn’t quite achieved the hybrid recognition it perhaps should have, but there’s no arguing with the sheer number of models it’s sold.

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Hybrid better than diesel, says Lexus

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In a market segment where it seems madness not to have a diesel option, Lexus is boldly defying convention with its new IS model. Lexus

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Compelling April Fool’s use case for autonomous driving: Lexus Lane Valet

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Kicking off the annual April Fool’s press release season, Lexus announced a new semi-autonomous driving feature to be offered on all models: Lane Valet.

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Lexus unveils new UX crossover with new hybrid system; first use of GA-C; new TNGA powertrain elements

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Lexus hosted the world premiere of the new UX crossover at the 2018 Geneva Motor show. The UX is the first Lexus to be constructed using the new global architecture platform GA-C. It will be available both with front-wheel drive and with Lexus’ E-Four.

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Lexus lowers hybrid prices to reduce premium over gasoline substantially

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DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid three-row SUV priced from $51,600 At their peak about five years ago, hybrids. Gas is cheap in the U.S. and has been for years. Hybrids are no longer a cutting-edge or cool technology; they're just another powertrain. The result is that hybrids have been quietly ebbing as a proportion of total vehicle sales. Pricing Fuel Economy Prices

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Lexus hybrid sales exceed half-million mark

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Worldwide sales of Lexus hybrids have surpassed the 500k point. per cent of all Lexus hybrids sold globally (32,704 units) and between January and [.]. Lexus hybrid

Lexus reveals new NX compact crossover

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Lexus is the latest name to make a move into the compact crossover sector, unveiling the new NX concept at the Beijing Motor Show. Lexus The new Range Rover Evoque rival is set to be offered with a choice of three drivetrains; a fuel-economy focused hybrid; a newly developed 2.0

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Lexus adds Advance trim to CT 200h hybrid

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Lexus has released a new version of its best-selling CT 200h hybrid model, to give consumers more choice and more equipment for just £500 more than the standard SE grade. Lexus hybrid Lexus CT 200H

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Lexus to debut new hybrid car

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The Lexus hybrids just keep on coming – and now the luxury branch of Toyota is expected to debut a new concept at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. Known as the LF-Gh, which stands for Lexus Future Grand Touring Hybrid, the vehicle is expected to “redefine” the premium grand touring saloon car. Lexus [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Lexus Lexus hybrids Lexus LF-Gh new Lexus Hybrid New York Auto Show

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New Lexus hybrid for Geneva debut

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Lexus will take the wraps off a new IS 300h hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show in March, ahead of the car’s launch in the UK this summer. Lexus Geneva Motor Show

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Lexus reveals new NX hybrid crossover

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Lexus has confirmed the prices and specifications for its new NX crossover car which is due to arrive in the UK this autumn. Hybrid cars Lexus Editor Pick

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Lexus to launch hybrid RX

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Mark the date in your calendars - December 2 will see the launch of the new Lexus RX (pictured) with a hybrid model to follow in January next year. Latest News Green cars Hybrid cars Toyota Lexus

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Zoe and Lexus hybrid named safest new cars in 2013

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The Renault Zoe and Lexus IS 300h have been named the safest cars in their respective classes for 2013 in Euro NCAP’s end-of-year list. Lexus Renault

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Lexus names price for new IS hybrid

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Lexus’ latest hybrid model will cost from £29,495 when it arrives in the UK this summer. Lexus hybrid ISSet to make its European debut in Geneva next month, the new IS range will be priced from £26,495, starting with the non-hybrid IS 250, fitted with just a 2.5 litre petrol engine.

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Toyota and Lexus to begin deploying 5.9GHz DSRC for V2V and V2I communications in US vehicles in 2021

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Toyota and Lexus plan to start deployment of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems on vehicles sold in the United States starting in 2021, with the goal of adoption across most of its lineup by the mid-2020s. Toyota and Lexus plans to introduce DSRC represent a significant step forward in creating a safer and more efficient driving ecosystem while advancing connected and automated technology deployment.

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Lexus UX smaller crossover teased before Geneva auto show

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The Lexus UX will be smaller than the current NX compact. The global new-vehicle market is moving toward crossover utility vehicles and SUVs, along with vehicles that look like them. Now the production version of another crossover, shown in concept form well over a year ago, has been confirmed to launch at the Geneva auto show with a teaser photo. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show

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2019 Lexus UX small SUV emerges in US trim, hybrid included, at NY auto show

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After a gestation period of 18 months, the 2019 Lexus UX small crossover utility vehicle is emerging in its U.S. One full size smaller than the Lexus RX that launched the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago, the UX gives Toyota's luxury brand an entry in the smaller-than-mid-size crossover segment that's. form at this week's New York auto show.

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Lexus to produce hybrid car in Canada

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Lexus hybrids will be produced outside Japan for the first time, when manufacture of the RX 450h kicks off in Toyota’s plant in Ontario, Canada. Hybrid cars Lexus hybrid

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Lexus reveals new IS including hybrid model

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Lexus’ new IS range is to launch in the UK this summer, including a new hybrid model. Lexus hybrid ISRevealed at the Detroit Auto Show this week, the new IS sports saloon is designed to rival the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.

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

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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 LS 500h, a hybrid version of the brand's flagship.

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Toyota wins Altair Enlighten Award for weight savings; CFRP inner panels on Prius Prime, Lexus LC 500

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The award program honored Toyota’s use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) inner panels on the Prius Prime liftgate and Lexus LC 500 side doors and luggage hatch.

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