Lexus details dual-motor drive tech for future hybrids and electric cars

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Lexus is planning a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system for future hybrids and electric cars. Called DIRECT4, the system includes an electric motor and transaxle for both the front and rear axles, Lexus said in a press release.

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2021 Lexus ES 300h: Lithium-ion battery adds trunk space to 44-mpg hybrid sedan

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The 2021 Lexus ES 300h hybrid sedan gets a handful of changes for the new model year, including a new, more compact, lithium-ion battery pack.


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Lexus presents LF-30 Electrified concept

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Lexus unveiled its “Lexus Electrified” vision for an upcoming generation of electrified vehicles. Headlining this was the debut of the Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept, which made its world premiere at the 46 th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The “Lexus Electrified” vision targets a fundamental leap in vehicle performance, handling, control and driver enjoyment—even as mobility within society continues to change with autonomous driving and vehicle electrification.

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Lexus to reveal upcoming electric car at Tokyo auto show

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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 The car will be a small city electric car, based on an updated version of the company's 2015 LF-SA concept, according to a report in British car magazine Autocar.

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First Lexus EV to offer 10-year battery warranty

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Lexus’ first full electric vehicle, the UX 300E, unveiled in China in November 2019, will offer a 10-year (or 1 million kilometer / 621,000 mile) battery warranty. For the UX 300e, Lexus developed a battery cell air-cooling system which is safer and lighter than water-cooled systems. For extended component life and super-smooth running, Lexus engineers introduced improvements such as gear tooth surface polishing, a sound-proof cover and an optimized lubrication system.

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Apple car, Lexus motor tech, hydrogen fuel-cell tax credit: Today's Car News

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Lexus detailed new motor technology. Apple's reportedly working on an electric car. The federal tax credit for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles was extended. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

First Lexus electric car: Battery covered by 10-year, 600,000+ mile warranty

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The first Lexus electric car will get the most generous battery warranty coverage of any EV so far when it arrives in Europe by early next year. The Lexus UX 300e—an all-electric version of the UX crossover—will get a 10-year, 1,000,000 kilometer (600,000-mile) battery warranty, the automaker confirmed in a press release.

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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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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 hybrid gains, VW ID.4 preview, California’s diesel optics: Today’s Car News

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Lexus is adding more trunk space to one of its hybrid models with a battery swap. The luxurious 2021 Lexus ES 300h hybrid sedan gets fitted with a lighter, more compact. California is sending some conflicting signals about diesel. And what can we expect from the Volkswagen ID.4

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Review: 2013 Lexus CT 200h

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Enter the 2013 Lexus CT 200h – a luxury crossover “hatchback” Lexus’ entry-level model comes with all of the hybrid goodness found in the Prius’ Synergy Drive system: 42 combined mpg, the ability to drive for short distances in full EV mode, and over 80% of Lexus’ little hybrid can be recycled when it finally goes to that big car lot in the sky. And since it’s a Lexus, you’re correct in assuming that it’s nice.

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Lexus confirms first electric car for November intro, plug-in hybrid soon after

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Lexus has confirmed today, in an announcement corresponding with the Tokyo auto show, that it will introduce its first production-bound electric car very soon—in November 2019. Although Lexus said little more about that actual EV, it’s suspected to be what Lexus chief Koji Sato had previously described as a “tall, boxy

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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. To start, the 2013 model includes a new Lexus grille design. There’s a redesigned steering wheel that Lexus says has a more comfortable and relaxing grip. Lexus RX 400h/450h

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Lexus teases design of upcoming city-sized electric car

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Lexus has released a teaser shot—and video burst—for a new electric-car concept, due to be revealed later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. The model, which is expected to be a production-bound small city car based on the Lexus LF-SA concept from 2015, will be what Lexus chief Koji Sato described to Autocar earlier this year as being

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Some 2019-2020 Toyota and Lexus hybrids recalled for coolant leak concern

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Toyota and its Lexus luxury brand will recall 44,191 vehicles—including four hybrid models—from model years 2019 and 2020 over possible coolant leaks. The recall includes the 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 2020 Camry Hybrid, and Lexus ES 300h, as well as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid from model years 2019 and 2020. Non-hybrid versions of the 2020

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Lexus UX300e electric car revealed for China, Europe, Japan—but not US

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Lexus is launching an all-electric variant of its compact UX crossover just about everywhere but the United States, the company announced Friday, dipping its toes into a market it has traditionally shunned. The 2020 Lexus UX 300e packs a 54.3-kilowatt-hour battery pack powering a 150-kilowatt (201-horsepower) motor driving the front wheels.

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2014 Lexus Hybrids: Ultimate Guide

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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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2013 Lexus GS 450h

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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

2013 Lexus ES 300h

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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

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

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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

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

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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 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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2012 Lexus CT 200h

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

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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

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VW electric pickup, Bill Gates buys an EV, Toyota and Lexus hybrid recall: Today’s Car News

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Toyota and Lexus are recalling some of their hybrids—and other vehicles—for engine issues. Some Toyota and Lexus hybrid models from the 2019 and. VW might (eventually) have an electric pickup. And Bill Gates calls electric cars one of the “most hopeful” areas for climate progress. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept shows brand’s vision for an EV in 2030

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Lexus doesn’t have currently a single electric car in its lineup. The gullwing-door concept “embodies the ‘Lexus Electrified’ vision,” is powered by four in-wheel electric And yet it’s clearly showing that it sees them as the future—with an LF-30 Electrified concept revealed today at the Tokyo auto show.

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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. Toyota also sells the RAV4, a five passenger SUV that starts at $23,300 (just half the price of the Lexus 450h) and gets 26 MPG combined.

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

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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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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. To start, the 2013 model includes a new Lexus grille design. There’s a redesigned steering wheel that Lexus says has a more comfortable and relaxing grip. Lexus RX 400h/450h

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

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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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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

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. The LC is a new flagship 2+2 performance coupe for Lexus’ global model range, and will go on sale in the US in Spring 2017. Lexus has succeeded in increasing maximum engine rpm from 6,000 to 6,600 rpm.

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

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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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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. The 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid, dubbed the CT 200h, is a front-wheel drive hatchback that uses an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT). Lexus CT 200h

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

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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. Now the company's luxury division has told Digital Trends that it is also developing a new all-electric architecture for a future model. That's not all, though

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Lexus introduces the UX 300e, its first EV, in China; on sale in China and Europe in 2020

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Lexus is introducing its first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the UX 300e, at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. Lexus engineers kept the distinctive design and the utility characteristics of the UX crossover intact, and focused on the opportunities to build on the performance advantages unique to EVs. Lexus focus on sound management lets drivers enjoy comfortable tranquility in the cabin.

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

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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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Manufacturer Spotlight: Lexus

Green Cars News

Where we stand: November, 2011 As the luxury vehicle division of Japanese carmaker Toyota, Lexus cars are now sold globally and it is the largest premium cars division to emanate from Japan. Lexus has focused on [.]. Lexus Manufacturer Spotlight CT200h models ToyotaHowever, despite the marquee’s focus on luxury and style it has continued its parent company’s emphasis on greener vehicles.

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2011 Lexus RX 450h

Green Car Reports

The 2011 Lexus RX 450h may be the star attraction of the most popular model in the entire Lexus line. Now in its third generation, the RX mid-size crossover utility vehicle has become the de facto standard for upscale suburban families. Its hybrid model adds a suitably green conscience to this otherwise tall, heavy luxury family vehicle.

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