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2009 Environmental Summary

September 03, 2008
Offering the luxury category’s first gasoline/electric hybrid vehicles is perhaps the most visible element of Lexus’ comprehensive long-term strategy for reducing environmental impact in all aspects of its business. Lexus is also committed to reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions from its conventionally powered vehicles. Company production, sales and logistics facilities are actively engaged in programs to reduce energy and water consumption and increase recycling; Lexus actively supports its dealerships in efforts to do the same.... more

Lexus Hybrid Drive Evolution Includes World's First Full V8 Hybrid and All-Wheel Drive

September 03, 2008
With the launch of the 2008 LS 600h L, the continued evolution of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system has achieved an unparalleled combination of acceleration performance and superior quietness. Featuring the world’s first full hybrid V8 powertrain and full-time all-wheel drive (AWD), this latest Lexus Hybrid Drive was created to smoothly transmit its exceptional torque with instantaneous power and minimal noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).... more

Lexus Master Craftsmen Blend Old-World Traditions And Advanced Technologies on the Lexus LS

September 03, 2008
Master Craftsmen, a classification of skilled, highly trained workers almost completely eliminated by the rise of mass production, once again are making their presence felt in the automotive industry. They are the people entrusted with putting the final polish of quality and excellence on the redesigned Lexus LS 600h L, LS 460 and LS 460 L.... more

Lexus Introduces First-Ever Pebble Beach® Edition LS 600h L and Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Edition® SC 430

Lexus Introduces First-Ever Pebble Beach® Edition LS 600h L and Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Edition® SC 430

August 14, 2008
Lexus introduced the first-ever LS 600h L Pebble Beach Edition and the sixth SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition to commemorate its continuing partnership with Pebble Beach Company.... more

Lexus at the 2008 U.S. Open Fact Sheet

June 11, 2008

Toyota Announces Mid-Year Pricing on Certain Toyota and Lexus Vehicles

May 02, 2008
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced new manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles, effective mid- to late May 2008.... more

LS Chronology & Awards

August 29, 2007
LS milestones... more

Lexus Technology Roundup 2008

August 29, 2007
Lexus integrates advanced technology in all its vehicles, with a focus on enhancing ease of use, comfort, and driving pleasure.... more

New LS Luxury Sedan Introduces Mark Levinson Reference Surround

August 29, 2007
The introduction of the LS 460 and LS 600h L afforded Mark Levinson, Lexus' exclusive entertainment-system partner, the rare opportunity to conceive, design and engineer an all-new discrete 5.1 surround sound system. The result was Mark Levinson® Reference Surround, a 19-speaker audio system equal in both luxury and performance to the vehicle in which it resides.... more

LS 600h L Hybrid Sedan: The Ultimate Lexus

August 29, 2007
The Lexus LS 600h L luxury sedan was the first vehicle to bring fuel-efficient gasoline-electric hybrid technology to the prestige luxury segment.... more

2008 Lexus LS 600hL Specifications and Features

August 27, 2007

TMC Surpasses 1 Million Global Hybrid Sales

June 07, 2007
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced the one-millionth hybrid sale today by parent company, Toyota Motor Corporation. Of the one million hybrid sales worldwide, more than half have been sold in the United States -- 541,210 units from 2000 through April 2007.... more

Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New LS 600h L Luxury Hybrid Sedan

April 06, 2007
Lexus today announced the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the all-new 2008 LS 600h L luxury hybrid sedan. The LS 600h L will be the ultimate Lexus statement, providing the highest level of luxury, technology, performance, safety and efficiency.... more

Lexus LS 600h L Launch Edition Debuts with Neiman Marcus

January 04, 2007
In celebration of Neiman Marcus' 100th anniversary in October, Lexus is making available 100 specially equipped LS 600h L Launch Edition models to be offered through the retailer to its InCircle® members—customers belonging to the luxury retailer's customer recognition program.... more

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