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A lot of people agree the Lexus CT 200h is a sporty looking car. It’s won a number of honors and awards since its 2011 launch, ranks among best sellers in the entry luxury segment, but as is true of any vehicle, it can’t be everything to everyone. Refreshed for 2014, carried forth for 2015, […]

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For 2015 the RX 450h hybrid carries forward as an alternative in Lexus’ best-selling line of vehicles. Like low-calorie cake, the highly contented RX 450h in all-wheel- or front-wheel-drive lets drivers oxymoronically indulge without the gas-guzzling guilt assuming they can justify its $6,650 premium to get an extra 9 mpg over RX 350 compatriots. The […]

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Toyota Canada has reached the milestone of having sold 100,000 hybrids in Canada since the introduction of the first Prius fifteen years ago. Not surprisingly considering Toyota has created the niche, of all the hybrids sold in Canada since 2000, more than three quarters come from Toyota and Lexus. “The fuel needed by Toyota hybrids […]

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Does the idea of a “performance hybrid” seem like a contradiction of terms? You know: hybrids were originally conceived to save fuel and emissions, but in early 2005 the up-line division of the dominant hybrid seller revealed its power-biased pre-production alternative, and in 2007 Toyota’s first Lexus GS 450h spawned a new category. In 2013 […]

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The 2014 Lexus CT 200h was named Favorite Hybrid at the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s (NWAPA) Drive Revolution event last week in Portland. During NWAPA’s annual summer event, journalists assessed the green vehicle market, learned and engaged about upcoming technology and shared what’s worked in the Pacific Northwest with the rest of the nation. NWAPA […]

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Lexus launched in the NX its first twin-scroll turbocharger to its powertrain family at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The all-new Lexus NX compact crossover offers the brand’s first gasoline turbo engine in the NX 200t, a model the company said will balance excellent fuel economy with responsive acceleration and agility. The all-new NX […]

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As the newest addition to the Lexus ES line of mid-sized luxury sedans originated in 1989 – and the first hybrid version – the ES 300 h has been a relative sales hit. It was launched in August 2012 for the 2013 model year and carries forward as essentially the same car for 2014, with […]

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Small to medium-sized premium SUVs are hot, and Lexus aims to get in on the act with a hybrid SUV to be revealed in production form at next year’s Geneva show. According to Automotive News Europe, Lexus chief Kazuo Ohara said a pre-production version of the pending NX compact crossover would be shown this November […]

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Being the luxury nameplate for Toyota, the top-selling hybrid maker, Lexus offers a range of hybrids including its most fuel efficient and cost-effective, the CT 200h. The car carries forward with minimal updates from the 2012 model year, having ranked last year in the top 10 itself for North American sales. Making use of a […]

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Lexus hybrid vehicles have reached the milestone of over 500,000 units sold and registered around the world. Since the first RX 400h took to the road in 2005, through to the end of November this year, Lexus has sold more than 506,000 vehicles equipped with its Lexus Hybrid Drive system. Lexus says there has been […]

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