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The Lexus Hybrid line.

HYBRID INGENUITY

THE LEXUS HISTORY OF HYBRID INNOVATION GOES BACK FURTHER THAN ANY OTHER LUXURY AUTOMAKER'S

It's this experience that allows a full line of Lexus Hybrids to perfectly blend fuel efficiency, instantaneous power and indulgent luxury-all with nothing to plug in.

Environmental awareness should never get in the way of natural driving feel. That's what inspired the Lexus Hybrid Drive system of today. An ingenious mechanism that hides behind a driving experience that's so intuitive, so connected-you'll forget you're in a hybrid.

With five models to choose from, nearly all featuring remarkable fuel efficiency, Lexus is electrifying the way forward.

Experience the Benefits of Lexus Hybrids

Every Lexus Hybrid is capable of delivering the benefits of both high performance and fuel economy.

Starting From a Stop

When starting from a stop under normal conditions, only the electric drive is used for light acceleration, resulting in a gentle, quiet takeoff. To provide maximum acceleration, the electric drive works in combination with the gas engine. In both cases, Lexus Hybrids enjoy immediate torque delivery.

Cruising

While cruising, Lexus Hybrid Drive optimizes output from the electric motor and gasoline engine by allocating power to the drive wheels, as well as to an electric generator, ensuring maximized efficiency.

Accelerating

When extra acceleration is desired, the battery provides added power to the electric drive, resulting in a quiet, smooth and intelligent response. As speed increases, the gas engine serves power in tandem with the Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT), producing serene and effortless acceleration without the jarring shift points experienced in a conventional car.

Braking

When a driver hits the brakes, the Lexus Hybrid Drive system suspends its delivery of drive power and begins generating electricity. Thanks to a highly effective regenerative braking system, kinetic energy usually lost during braking is instead converted to electricity and sent back to the battery.

At a Stop

Unlike traditional gasoline engines, which must idle and consume fuel even at a standstill, a Lexus Hybrid switches off its gas engine when decelerating and at a stop, saving fuel and minimizing emissions. The electric motor remains ready and available for immediate takeoff.

FUELING THE FUTURE

From the extensive use of advanced high-strength, lightweight materials to the first-ever Multistage Lexus Hybrid Drive system developed for the LC 500h, Lexus is always moving forward.

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