Since 2005, more than 506,000 Lexus models were shipped with a full hybrid powertrain. The RX SUV 400h/450h are the best-selling Lexus hybrid versions, followed by the CT 200h.
Since the introduction of the first Lexus hybrid cars in 2005, Toyota has precious daughter worldwide by the end of November 2012 brought more than 506,000 vehicles with Lexus Hybrid Drive to the man. Thanks to the consistent development of hybrid range and the positive market response to the sales grew from 26,000 units in 2005, up to 113,000 copies continuously this year. The sales of the Lexus models increased by 21 percent during the January-November 2012 over the meeting of the same period last year.
Lexus hybrid share in Germany is about 80 percent
Analogous to Western Europe, the Lexus Hybrid share is the total sales in Germany to over 80 percent. Especially with the launch of the new generation GS this year, unit sales alternatively powered Lexus models significantly. The new Lexus GS convinced by the end of the year, more than 8,000 customers. The GS 450h sets new benchmarks with full hybrid drive and a system output of 254 kW/345 hp. Thanks of several modifications are made to the consumption of the Lexus GS 450h from its predecessor by 23 percent reduced to 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers.
Lexus models in the GS-series more comfortable and functional
The CO2 emissions of the Lexus hybrid sedan went accordingly to 137 g/km. Comfort and functionality could with a larger interior space and by increasing the luggage compartment volume by more than 50 percent to be increased considerably to 482 liters now. Modern active safety and driver assistance systems help the new Lexus GS to a great position in the category of premium sedans.