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Milestones: Lexus Hybrid Sales Top 1 Million

With 10 models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury segment hybrid leader, much to the chagrin of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz executives. Continue reading

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Lexus GS 300h debuts at Shanghai Motor Show

While this latest Lexus hybrid has fuel economy and tax advantages in global markets, particularly against German luxury cars with diesel engines, it is not clear whether Lexus needs the smaller engine GS hybrid in North America where GS sales have been softening. Lexus already sells a GS 450h here with 338 total system horsepower. Continue reading

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Muscle Hybrids Decried for Performance in Hybrid Scorecard

The pressure group criticized the Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, the new Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and BMW’s X6 and 750i Active Hybrids as among the worst-rated hybrids for environmental improvement because they emphasize power over economy in their design. UCS is apparently unaware of the long standing performance marketing positioning of German brands. Continue reading

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