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. Also, the system will not signal for an increase in engine speed to boost power when the vehicle is at idle. Click to enlarge.

Toyota recalls Lexus hybrid models

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced it is to begin a new recall of vehicles including some models of a Lexus hybrid. 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

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

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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. 31% of Toyota Motor Europe’s customers have opted for a hybrid powertrain in 2016; 41% in Western Europe alone. Toyota’s target is to reach 50% of its European sales with hybrid vehicles by 2020, with a hybrid version in every major market segment.

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Cumulative global sales of Lexus hybrids pass half-million mark

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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. Cumulative global sales of all Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)-produced hybrid vehicles—i.e., 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. LS 600h.

Toyota’s hybrid sales in Europe reach one million units

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Hybrid sales already account for 23% of Toyota Motor Europe’s (TME’s) total sales year-to-date. In August, Toyota Motor Corporation announced that Toyota and Lexus combined had sold more than eight million hybrid cars worldwide since the launch of the Toyota Prius in 1997. Total Hybrid vehicle production accounted for approximately 20% of TME total vehicle production in Europe in CY2014.

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.

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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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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. In Western Europe, 28% of all Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold are hybrid models. In 2013 total Toyota Motor Europe sales reached 847,540 vehicles, an increase of 9,569 units from 2012, equalling a 0.2

UCS Hybrid ScoreCard Dings Automakers for Forced Features in Hybrid Offerings

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A new hybrid ranking—the Hybrid Scorecard —for consumers released by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that while many automakers are selling hybrid vehicles with significantly enhanced environmental performance and fuel economy at a reasonable cost, they too often inflate prices by including what UCS deems unnecessary luxury features, such as DVD players, keyless entry systems and leather interiors. Hybrids don’t have to be luxury vehicles.

Toyota Global Cumulative Hybrid Sales Top 2M

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has cumulatively sold more than 2 million hybrid vehicles since the launch in 1997 in Japan of the Coaster Hybrid EV in August and the Prius in December. On May 31, 2007, the global cumulative sales of TMC’s hybrid vehicles had topped 1 million.

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

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Hybrid new vehicle market share by month. by volume in June 2009 year-on-year to 26,205 units, representing 3% of new vehicles sold—marking the highest monthly new vehicle share since April 2008, and the fourth straight month of increasing share. new vehicle share.

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

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by volume from the year before to a combined 15,400 units, a lower rate of decline than that of the overall light-duty vehicle market in the month. Total light duty vehicle sales in the US dropped 37.1% Hybrids took a 2.34% share of the new vehicle market for the month.

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BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Arrives

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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. That will make it one of the most expensive hybrid cars, just a few thousand shy of the Lexus LS 600h L.

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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In the aftermath of the summer sales boom fueled by the US Cash for Clunkers program, September 2009 light duty vehicles sales dropped back to pre-incentive lows. New vehicle market share for reported hybrid sales in September dropped back down to 2.7% American Honda Motor Co.,

US Hybrid Sales Down 45.5% in April

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The reported sales represented a 2.65% hybrid new vehicle market share (based on Autodata’s total LDV sales figure)—the highest monthly new vehicle share for hybrids so far this year, but below the 3.2% new vehicle market share. Hybrid monthly new vehicle market share.

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Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

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That is until now, with the Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing and more than 50 hybrid and alternative vehicles on display this week (see the list below), red green Cayenne talk is once again heating up. Review from Motor Trend.

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

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Total combined Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicle sales in the US have topped the one million mark, according to Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA. million vehicles through January of this year. The first-generation US Prius was a low-volume vehicle (12,000 produced annually). By 2005 Toyota was producing more than 100,000 vehicles annually for the US market. In April 2005, Lexus introduced the crossover RX 400h, the world’s first hybrid-powered luxury vehicle.

Volvo call on Mayor to redress the Congestion Charge balance

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Using the Society of Motor Manufacturer and Traders sales figures, this would equate to over 9,500 owners of low-emission cars that should, given a level playing field, be exempt from the London Congestion Charge.