Resources for the Washington DC area




Lexus LS600h L Hybrid





 Site search | Links







Lexus will introduce a new hybrid in 2007, the LS 600h L.

the Lexus, LS 600h L, image courtesy Toyota

This will have a 5.0 liter V8 engine, producing a total of over 430 HP, including the electric drive. Mileage figures aren't available yet, but upper 20's seems likely.

This won't be the third generation hybrid that enthusiasts are waiting for. That will likely come with the next generation Prius. Lexus will give a new designation,  Lexus Hybrid Drive, to distinguish it from Hybrid Synergy Drive used in Toyota models.

The car is expected to receive a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) rating. If you want the cleanest possible car, look for a PZEV rating (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle). These include the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid and the Ford Escape Hybrid.

The price is likely to be a little over $100,000.





 Apr. 2007







2002 - 2005 David Walls. All rights reserved.