Lexus to reveal upcoming electric car at Tokyo auto show

Green Car Reports

Lexus is reportedly working on a new electric model to unveil at the Tokyo motor show in October. Quoting Lexus chief Koji Sato, the report says the car will be a "tall, boxy

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Lexus developing electric-car platform, considering in-wheel motors

Green Car Reports

Electric cars are winning over even the most skeptical of automakers. Last month, Toyota announced it was teaming up with Subaru to develop a dedicated electric platform for a new SUV.

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Review: 2013 Lexus CT 200h

Hybrid SUV Blog

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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Luxurious greenwashing, Lexus-style

Plugs and Cars

Check out my snarky 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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Lexus Fuel Cell Car Likely To Be Based on New LS Luxury Sedan

Green Car Reports

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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Minicars And Microcars: How Small Could Lexus Go?

Green Car Reports

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 electric plans, Polestar 2 performance, value of self-driving: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

The luxury brand Lexus plans to electrify its whole lineup. Lexus has followed the lead of its. Fiat commits to producing a new electric Fiat 500. Volvo plans a performance version of its new Polestar 2. And readers weigh in on how much self-driving cars could be worth to them in our latest Twitter poll. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Electric towing, Lexus electric, sharing chargers: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Lexus trademarks a name for a possible upcoming electric SUV. Electric SUVs and pickups could be just the thing for those who tow. ChargePoint signs another sharing agreement, this time with the Greenlots network. And our Twitter poll asks what readers' hopes are for electric cars in the New Year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. People who

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Lexus electric car, Audi AI concept, Tesla and LG Chem: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Lexus is reportedly set to reveal a new, production-bound electric vehicle—a tall, boxy hatchback—at the. Audi teases a rugged-looking autonomous-driving concept. Tesla hooks up with LG Chem. And the first of the new Volkswagen EVs we see in the U.S. should hit a sweet spot in the U.S. market. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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2018 Lexus LC 500h gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

Toyota, along with its luxury division Lexus, is the king of hybrids, so it was no As the industry marches toward greener cars, battery and hybrid drivetrains are expanding into vehicle segments never before concerned with fuel economy ratings or much with emissions. No segment is excluded from this progress, not even luxury grand tourers.

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Lexus Safety System+ now standard equipment across the 2020 Model Year lineup

Green Car Congress

The Lexus Safety System+ will be a standard feature in all US Lexus vehicles starting with the 2020 model year. Designed to help protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians, the Lexus Safety System+ is an integrated suite of four advanced active safety packages anchored by automated pre-collision warning and braking. This system is engineered to help detect a preceding vehicle or a pedestrian in front of the Lexus under certain conditions.

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2014 Lexus Hybrids: Ultimate Guide

Green Car Reports

As part of the Toyota empire, Lexus was one of the first carmakers to realize the potential of hybrids, and the company now has a wide range of hybrids, competing in several market classes. So successful has Lexus''s hybrid range been, that the company has now sold over half a million--and with new models on the horizon, their popularity is only

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KDDI, AT&T to connect Toyota and Lexus vehicles in US with 4G LTE starting in the fall

Green Car Congress

Toyota and Lexus are bringing connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the United States. Toyota Motor North America, KDDI and AT&T will collaborate to enable 4G LTE connectivity for all new model Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks.

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Toyota's newest self-driving test car is a Lexus LS luxury sedan

Green Car Reports

Perhaps that's the logic behind Toyota's choice of its new Lexus LS large luxury sedan as the basis for the P4, its latest automated-driving test vehicle—unveiled yesterday by the Toyota Research Institute, or TRI.

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Lexus Compact Luxury Hybrid CUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

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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Lexus UX small crossover utility concept unveiled in Paris

Green Car Reports

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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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

Hybrid SUV Blog

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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New Lexus LC 500h with Multi Stage Hybrid System

Green Car Congress

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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UX small crossover could spawn fully electric Lexus, trademark move suggests

Green Car Reports

as recent executive comments have suggested—there might be a different trajectory planned for electrifying Lexus showrooms. Although Toyota isn’t in any big hurry to develop and push out electric vehicles to its dealerships—especially in the U.S., In a trademark filing earlier this month, found by AutoGuide, Toyota Motor

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Lexus CT 200h Starts Around $30,000

Hybrid SUV Blog

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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2013 Lexus Hybrids: Ultimate Guide

Green Car Reports

As part of the Toyota empire, Lexus was one of the first carmakers to realize the potential of hybrids, and the company now has a wide range of hybrids, competing in several market classes. We've written about all of these vehicles here on GreenCarReports, so we've compiled information on each vehicle for a handy guide to the Lexus hybrid range

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2012 Lexus CT 200h Review

Hybrid SUV Blog

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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2013 Lexus GS 450h

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Lexus GS 450h is the hybrid model of Lexus' new GS sport sedan. It slots between the ES and LS in the Lexus range--and like those models, the GS 450h now offers more dramatic, distinctive styling, better performance, and better EPA economy figures. That makes the 2013 GS a much more rounded car than its predecessor. The EPA rates the 2013

Hybrid better than diesel, says Lexus

Green Cars News

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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Lexus To Launch Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered LS Sedan: Report

Green Car Reports

Toyota and its Lexus luxury brand share underlying architectures, powertrain, and numerous other components across a number of their models. That''s why there have been several Lexus hybrid models over the last 10 years--including the brand''s current flagship, the LS 600h L sedan. DON''T MISS: Lexus Keeping An Eye On Tesla, Calls Mall Stores

Lexus: the green helping hand

Green Cars News

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

Green Car Congress

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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2013 Lexus ES 300h

Green Car Reports

After the unconvincing HS 250h, Lexus is fitting a new base hybrid sedan to its lineup. The 2013 Lexus ES 300h is a much more convincing proposition. For a start, it shares Lexus' strong new design language with other recent arrivals, like the Lexus GS and LS-series models. That gives the ES a sharp profile, uniquely Japanese but no longer bland

2013 Lexus CT 200h

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Lexus CT 200h may be in its third model year now, but it remains the only occupant of its particular niche: the luxury compact hybrid hatchback. It's the only compact car from the luxury brand, now that it has quietly killed the disappointing HS 250h hybrid sedan after three years on the market and very few sales. While the CT is smaller

2016 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Gets Styling Update, Nicer Interior

Green Car Reports

The Toyota Camry Hybrid was restyled for the 2015 model year, and now its Lexus ES 300h luxury sibling is getting a similar treatment. First seen at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, the 2016 Lexus ES 300h looks considerably different from its predecessor, but is mechanically unchanged. On the outside, the ES 300h gets a new front fascia with an. hybrid synergy drive

2012 Lexus CT 200h

Green Car Reports

When you think of the Lexus brand, do you imagine a compact, semi-sporty hybrid hatchback? That's what the 2012 Lexus CT 200h is, and while it's a departure for Toyota's luxury brand, it's a surprisingly successful one. Its mission is to make Lexus relevant to a new audience: Gen X and Gen Y buyers with green leanings who are moving up from their

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Some 2019-2020 Toyota and Lexus hybrids recalled for brake booster issue

Green Car Reports

Toyota will recall nearly 7,000 vehicles—including many hybrids—for a faulty brake booster that could malfunction and impair those cars' brakes, the automaker announced last month.

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‘11 Lexus 450h Remains Top Pick

Hybrid SUV Blog

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

Green Car Reports

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 Keeping An Eye On Tesla, Calls Mall Stores 'Clever'

Green Car Reports

Lexus operates with the firm belief that hybrids are better than battery-electric cars, but there''s at least one thing about electric-car maker Tesla Motors it wants to emulate. ALSO SEE: Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Even as Toyota''s luxury division has lashed out at electric cars in recent ads, its executives are intrigued by Tesla''s direct-sales model.

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Lexus has sold more than 1M hybrids

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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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New Lexus hybrid for Geneva debut

Green Cars News

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 lowers hybrid prices to reduce premium over gasoline substantially

Green Car Reports

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

Green Cars News

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 CT 200h Hybrid Ad Slams Electric BMW i3: Gloves Come Off

Green Car Reports

Its luxury Lexus brand has continued with a series of ads that either highlight the shortcomings of alternative powertrains or sneer at them--depending on your point of view. MORE: Lexus Ad Not Only Sneers At Plug-Ins, But Gets

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

Green Car Reports

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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Zoe and Lexus hybrid named safest new cars in 2013

Green Cars News

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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