Hybrid Lexus LS 600h Limousine Will Turn Royal Wedding Green

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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. Confirming his commitment for more environmentally

2013 Lexus LS 600h L: Executive Luxury Hybrid

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When we think hybrid, we don't often think luxury mega-sedan, but that's exactly what you get with the new 2013 Lexus 600h L. With the new LS While it shares much of its core elements with the previous model, a new look and some updates to the powertrain give the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 and the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid shopper another alternative.

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Looking at Lexus multi-stage hybrid system in new LS sedan, LC coupe

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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.

2011 Lexus LS 600h L

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The 2011 Lexus LS series goes from large to larger, with the top-of-the-line model of this four-door luxury sedan being the hybrid LS 600h L, a long-wheel limousine that promises V-12 performance from its V-8 engine mated to Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system. The LS sedan is like luxury cars of old: It’s all about the smooth ride

Toyota recalls Lexus hybrid models

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The car giant says that around 11,500 vehicles are affected globally by the recall of some of its hybrid Lexus LS 600h model and some of its LS 460 models, to fix a steering [.]. Tags: Toyota fault hybrid Lexus LS 600h recall steering Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced it is to begin a new recall of vehicles including some models of a Lexus hybrid.

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2011 Lexus LS 600h L

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The 2011 Lexus LS series goes from large to larger, with the top-of-the-line model of this four-door luxury sedan being the hybrid LS 600h L, a long-wheel limousine that promises V-12 performance from its V-8 engine mated to Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system. The LS sedan is like luxury cars of old: It’s all about the smooth ride

Lexus Tweaks the 2010 LS 600h Hybrid

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The 2010 Lexus LS 600h hybrid. Toyota Motor has made a range of technology and styling changes to the LS 600h, the full hybrid Lexus flagship first introduced in 2006 ( earlier post ), including redesigned seating, updated equipment, a new ECO driving mode and new brakes. The LS 600h is newly equipped with larger, 380mm ventilated front disc brakes with six-piston callipers, rotors and pads developed jointly with specialist manufacturer Brembo.

Toyota Motor Europe hybrid sales up 45% year-to-date; targeting 50% hybrid take-rate by 2020

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Lexus sells 7 hybrids in Europe: the CT 200h; IS 300h; RC 300h; GS300h/450h; NX 300h; RX 450h; and LS 600h. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported that sales of hybrids have increased 45% so far this year compared with the same period in 2015—which was already a record year. The company is tracking to sell close to 300,000 hybrids this year, said Karl Schlicht, Executive Vice President of TME.

Green Autos in the Times: Hybrid Hype, Hydrogen Hooey and Electric Dreams

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Writing about the $121,000 Lexus LS 600h L: "th[is] hybrid may have set a new standard for automotive hyperbole. Tags: LS 600h L chris paine electric car plug-in hybrid chevy volt lexus toyota arnold schwarzenegger hindenberg hydrogen A number of articles about "green cars" worth perusing in Saturday's New York Times Automotive section. Usually devoted to crass boosterism of America's largest manufacturing industry, these articles still contain a lot of that.

Toyota cumulative global hybrid sales pass 5M, nearly 2M in US

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They are Prius Liftback, Prius v, Prius c, Prius Plug-in, Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, Lexus CT 200h, ES 300h, GS 450h, LS 600h and RX 450h. Cumulative global sales of TMC hybrid models as of 31 March 2013. Click to enlarge.

Continental refines Conti.eContact tire for hybrids

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Continental is offering the Conti.eContact in six sizes for 17 and 18-inch rims, specially designed for models such as the Opel Ampera, BMW 5 ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h and Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, as well as other cars and SUVs with hybrid drive.

Lexus Sets Pricing for 2010 LS600h Hybrid

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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. No manufacturer of automobiles has more hybrids in its lineup than Toyota. Though a Prius can be purchased for a little over $20,000, its big brother Lexus will set you back significantly more

Cumulative global sales of Lexus hybrids pass half-million mark

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The LS 600h extended the range further in 2007, marking another first in being the first production car to use a full hybrid powertrain with a V8 engine. Up to November this year Lexus had sold around 29,000 of its hybrid limousine in standard and LS 600h L long-wheelbase forms. LS 600h. From the sale of the first RX 400h in 2005 through to the end of November this year, Lexus has sold more than 506,000 of its hybrid vehicles.

Toyota’s hybrid sales in Europe reach one million units

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As of this month, Toyota Motor Europe sells 14 full hybrids models in the European line-up: Toyota: (1) Prius, (2) Prius+, (3) Prius Plug-in, (4) Yaris Hybrid, (5) Auris Hybrid, (6) Auris Hybrid Touring Sports, (7) Camry Hybrid; Lexus: (8) CT 200h, (9) GS 300h (10)GS 450h, (11)IS 300h, (12) LS 600h(L), (13) RX 450h, 2- and 4 wheel drive and (14) NX 300h. Toyota has hit the millionth sale milestone for its hybrids in Europe with the delivery of an Auris hybrid to a driver in Germany.

Lexus has sold more than 1M hybrids

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Following the debut of the RX 400h, the brand gradually expanded its hybrid line-up by launching the first luxury hybrid sedan, the GS 450h in 2006, and in 2007 the most powerful luxury hybrid sedan, LS 600h. 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.

Lexus reveals new hybrid CT 200h

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Proclaimed to be the first full hybrid within the ‘premium compact’ sector, the new CT 200h will join the brand’s blooming hybrid range which includes the RX 450h, GS 450h and LS 600h. Luxury carmaker, Lexus is to unveil a new full hybrid model at the forthcoming Geneva motor show. Described as a car [.].

Lexus LS 500h performance luxury hybrid makes its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show; Multi Stage Hybrid System

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Lexus unveiled the 2018 Lexus LS 500h, the full hybrid version of its new flagship sedan, in Geneva. The model follows on the world premiere of the twin-turbo gas V6-powered LS 500 at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January.

Lexus Brings Hybrid Bicycle Concept to the UK

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It is equipped with an electric eight-speed Shimano internal gear system, which references the eight-speed shift-by-wire automatic transmission of Lexus’s LS 600h limousine.

Toyota Europe hybrid sales up 43% year-on-year in 2013; almost 18.5% of total TME sales, 28% in W. Europe

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In addition, Toyota Europe offers the Toyota Prius, Prius+, and Prius Plug-in Hybrid, as well as the Lexus CT 200h, IS 300h, GS 300h, LS 600h and 600hL, and Rx 450h. At the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announced that European sales of hybrid vehicles reached an all-time high in 2013 totaling 156,863 units, up 43% year-on-year. Hybrid models now represent 18.5% total TME sales, including several countries outside of the EU.

Toyota and Ford See Hybrid Gains in March, While Honda Hybrids Drop

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to 31 units and the LS 600h dropped 64% to 9 units. The top two vendors of hybrids in the US, Toyota and Ford, each reported strong gains in hybrid sales in March 2010 year-on-year. Toyota saw its overall hybrid sales grow 21.6% by volume (not day sales rate) to 16,714 units. Ford reported hybrid sales of 3,050 units, up 69.3% from March 2009. Honda, however, reported a decrease in hybrid sales of 22.2% year-on-year to 2,231 units.

UCS Hybrid ScoreCard Dings Automakers for Forced Features in Hybrid Offerings

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The luxury Lexus LS 600h L hybrid is the worst offender. It comes with more than $17,000 in forced features compared with the conventional, base model Lexus LS 460L. But muscle hybrids, such as the GMC Yukon Hybrid and Lexus LS 600h L, which emphasize power over increased mileage and reduced emissions, have much lower hybrid value, according to the group.

Toyota Global Cumulative Hybrid Sales Top 2M

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Lexus remains the only premium brand in Europe to offer three full hybrids as part of its range: the GS 450h, the LS 600h and the newly-launched RX 450h. Annual global sales of TMC hybrids. Click to enlarge.

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

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For the third consecutive year, Lexus further expanded its hybrid lineup in July 2007 with the launch of the LS 600h L luxury hybrid sedan, the world’s first vehicle to feature a full-hybrid V8 powertrain. Total combined Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicle sales in the US have topped the one million mark, according to Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA. Overall, cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrids have exceeded 1.7 million vehicles through January of this year.

September Auto Sales Plunge in Aftermath of Cash for Clunkers; SAAR at 9.2M units, LDV Sales Down 41% from August, Hybrid Sales Down 48%

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The Lexus Rx hybrid posted 1,168 units, up 57% year-on-year; the GS hybrid posted 38 units, up 31% year-on-year; and the LS 600h posted 12 units, down 74.5%. Reported hybrid sales by month. Click to enlarge.

BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Arrives

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That will make it one of the most expensive hybrid cars, just a few thousand shy of the Lexus LS 600h L. BMW set out to build the fastest, most powerful, best driving hybrid vehicle in the world. What they came up with is part sports coupe, part SUV, and part sports activity vehicle.

Reported US Hybrid Sales Up 5.2% Year on Year in June; 3% New Vehicle Market Share for the Month

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The GS 450h hybrid posted a 63% drop year-on-year to 27 units, while the LS 600h saw a 57.5% Sales of the conventional GS models were down 63% year-on-year, while sales of conventional LS models were down 47%. Hybrid new vehicle market share by month. Click to enlarge.

US Hybrid Sales Down 45.5% in April

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Sales of the LS 600h L were down 84.4% of LS sales. Sales of the conventional LS models were down 60%. Monthly US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US reported by Toyota, Honda, Ford, GM and Nissan dropped 45.5%

US Hybrid Sales in March 2009 Down 44% Year-on-Year; Monthly New Vehicle Market Share of 2.5%

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The LS 600h L sold 25 units, down 78% and representing 2.9% of all LS models sold. Sales of conventional LS models were down 59%. Reported US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge.

Reported US Sales of Hybrids Drop 31.2% in January; 2.3% New Vehicle Market Share

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The LS 600h sold 33 units, a decrease of 68.6%, representing 3.7% of all LS sales. Total LS model sales dropped 52.6% Monthly reported sales of hybrids in the US. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US in January dropped 32.2%

Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

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We first told you about plans for a 2009 Porsche Cayenne hybrid nearly two years ago, and not much has been said or written about it since.

Reported Sales of US Hybrids Up 48.6% in August; 3.07% Market Share

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Sales of the LS 600h were down 86% to 10 units in August; sales of all LS models were down 50.3% Market share of reported hybrid sales in the US. Click to enlarge.

Volvo call on Mayor to redress the Congestion Charge balance

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Volvo has called on the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to review the criteria for London Congestion Charge exemption. Since the charging zone began operating in 2003 Hybrid cars have been exempt from the charge (currently £8.00 per day) and can freely enter and exit the city centre zone.

LA show displays green car ‘glimpse into the future’

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Lexus LS 600h L. The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public today with a glittering display of green cars taking pride of place.