Spearheading Hybrid technology in the motor world, Toyota has several patents which are used by other auto manufacturers to avoid legal issues. Because they have been able to come up with a couple of firsts in the hybrid technology, Toyota is a definite front runner and has unselfishly shared some of these innovations to other car manufacturers.
But of course, those that belongs to the Toyota stable is fortunate to be able to be a part of this developments. Like their luxury marquee, Lexus, there have been a couple of vehicles that has been integrated with hybrid systems.
One of these is the Lexus RX 400H. Introduced first in the 2004 North American International Auto Show, this Lexus luxury vehicle is the second hybrid SUV to be mass produced. It was first released as a 2006 model. Lexus had a hard time filling the demands and had a virtual homerun with the Lexus RX 400H. With less noise than its conventional twin brother, this hybrid vehicle emits less gases and prevents frequent fill ups, you get more miles to the gallon, although not as much as the Prius. But then, it is an SUV.
The Lexus GS hybrid is another hybrid vehicle in the lineup that’s a part of the third generation Lexus GS. Equipped with the utmost comfort and features, this luxury midsize sports sedan has all the power and performance of its conventional mirror image but is more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. The GS 450H comes with a 3.5 liter V6 engine and a high output electric drive motor that produces 340 total output horsepower. The sophisticated and sleek GS 450H has an estimated fuel consumption of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 28 in highway driving. For its price tag, you get features like Bluetooth technology, DVD navigation system, backup camera, homelink transceiver, a great sound system and other high end comforts and accessories.
Then there is the Lexus LS 600H L. It is the world’s first ever full hybrid car that is provided with a V8 engine. Test driving and even just looking at this remarkable vehicle screams innovation. Pumping power to this highly impressive luxury car is a 5.0-liter V8 gas engine with a high-output electronic motor that produces 430 horsepower. When pairing this specification with a conventional car, one would possibly think of the gallons upon gallons of fuel this car would digest. But it is a hybrid, so this means fewer pit stops for refueling and less gas emissions. Coupled with a number of luxurious features and accessories, the Lexus LS hybrid is certainly a gift worth giving to ones self.
Saving up on fuel and helping the environment doesn’t have to mean that we have to drive a small car that has an engine that could barely climb up a hill. We do not have to sacrifice comfort, safety and power. With the Lexus Hybrid lineup, backed up with Toyota’s experience and technology, we can have the best of both worlds.
Check out the internet for a Lexus hybrid car dealer near you, there are a lot of deals and special prices you can avail of. You can even read some reviews and check out which one would suit your lifestyle best.