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Hybrids are proving again and again to be a winning formula for Toyota. Three Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) vehicles were named in the annual AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). The Toyota Avalon Hybrid flagship sedan was named the 2013 top Hybrid/EV and the Lexus RX 450h was honored with ideal hybrid crossover. A […]

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Even though the luxury hybrid was somewhat of a novelty when Lexus introduced the RX400h in 2005 as a 2006 model, it quickly followed its gasoline counterpart and became a top-selling model. At the time it was the closest thing to a guilt-free sport-utility vehicle we’d ever seen: luxurious with an impressive assemblage of features […]

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Toyota sales in Canada are on a roll with 14,563 units sold in November and 179,854 units sold year-to-date, an increase of 21.1 percent. A significant part of this success can be attributed to the company’s hybrid lineup, wearing both the Toyota and Lexus badges. The company said November was a record month for Toyota […]

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The Lexus RX 450h is a gas-electric hybrid version of the RX 350 crossover sport-utility vehicle. By any standard, it has been a smash success for Lexus since it first launched as a 2006 model. A significant number of Lexus SUV buyers have opted for the “hybrid upgrade,” making the Lexus RX 450h the most […]

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The updated Lexus SUV hybrid, the Lexus RX 450h, is due out this Spring—with promised improvements in both performance and fuel economy compared with its predecessor. So we took out a test-loaner for a spin last week to see for ourselves. Our route was a 127-mile course from Aberdeen, Maryland to York, Pennsylvania and back […]

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Fans of hybrid SUVs have a new model from Lexus to consider. The premium carmaker debuted its all-new 2010 RX450h hybrid crossover at the 2008 Los Angeles International Auto Show last week. The 450h replaces for the brand’s current generation RX400h SUV, which was on the market for only two model years. The new 450h […]

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