POWERED TO LEAD
A seamless combination of electric power and fuel means that you get to enjoy the best of both worlds with Lexus Hybrid Drive.
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Going the Distance
Our fourth generation Hybrid is as innovative as it is reliable. Since 2005, we've been expanding the possibilities of electric vehicle technology, and enabled 1.5 million Lexus owners to drive a combined distance that’s equivalent to going to Mars and back, over 1,000 times. This is the Hybrid that drove to Mars.
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Set your heart racing with the world’s first Multi-Stage Hybrid System. Featured in the Lexus LC 500h, it comprises two power sources – a 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine and two efficient electric motors.
When you need instant acceleration, the two power sources catapult it forward, reaching 96.5km/h in just 4.7 seconds, and onto a top speed of 249km/h. This is the Hybrid that quickens the pulse.
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In a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid, even when you’re driving, your battery is charging. The heat energy that is captured when you are driving and braking is repurposed to charge the Hybrid battery. This means you never have to plug it in to charge.
Additionally, unlike traditional engines that consume fuel even when at a standstill, the Lexus Hybrid switches off its petrol engine when at a stop, saving fuel and minimizing emissions. This is the Hybrid that charges itself.
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An Intelligent Drive
Our Multi-Stage Hybrid technology is intelligent, with an artificial brain that has been honed over 20 years of continuous development.
Using its Driver’s Mind Index that observes your driving style, it anticipates your every move and ensures that the Multi-Stage Hybrid transmission is constantly primed to respond with the perfect gear for every single step of your journey. This is the Hybrid that reads minds.
A SMOOTH START
When starting your drive with the electric motor, expect immediate power that is delivered seamlessly, silently, and efficiently.
DUAL POWER SOURCES
As the Lexus hybrid electric vehicle speeds up using the fuel engine, a further boost can be provided by the electric motor whenever more power is desired.
During your drive, the electric motor and fuel engine work in tandem to allocate and optimize power for maximum efficiency.
Braking converts kinetic energy into electricity that recharges the battery. No plugs are ever needed to power the battery — you’ll always be charged and ready to go.
INSTANT AND EFFICIENT
Experience more torque on demand with the electric motor. With minimal emissions and a self-charging battery, it’s one half of our eco-friendly Lexus Hybrid Drive system.
Using fuel guarantees reliable power, anytime, anywhere.
CLEANER MEANS GREENER
Our self-charging hybrid electric systems reduce harmful gas emissions to levels that are significantly lower than many international standards. In fact, at lower speeds in the fully electric EV mode, emissions are eliminated with zero fuel used.
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Unlike electric cars or plug-in hybrids, you’ll never have to connect a Lexus hybrid electric vehicle to a power socket or charge overnight — they’re self-charging and always ready to go.
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Throughout your journey, your battery is charging. When you’re on the move, slowing down, or braking, our intelligent system constantly recovers energy for later use.
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SMOOTH AND SILENT
Lexus Hybrid Drive also helps fight noise pollution. With the hybrid electric vehicle running exclusively on the electric motor in EV mode, passengers can expect quiet comfort in a refreshingly peaceful drive.
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GOOD FOR THE EARTH, AND YOUR WALLET
With superior fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, you’ll save on fuel costs.
BUILT TO GO
Our self-charging hybrid electric systems are as reliable as traditional power sources and exceptionally durable. Each Lexus hybrid electric vehicle is hassle-free and does not require any additional servicing costs.
NEXT-GENERATION HYBRID DRIVE
A 4th-generation hybrid system has been adopted for the first time ever on the all-new Lexus ES. Besides being lighter and more compact, it also realizes a high level of thermal efficiency and power when combined with the newly developed 2.5L engine.
PIONEERING HYBRID PERFORMANCE
The LC 500h’s revolutionary Multi-stage Hybrid System represents the future of performance hybrid technology. By combining an automatic transmission with a CVT, it enables seamless gear shifts for a visceral drive unprecedented in a hybrid electric vehicle.
With their state-of-the-art components, Lexus hybrid electric vehicles remain hassle-free to look after. There is also no difference in the price for hybrid maintenance.
Our self-charging hybrid electric systems are just as reliable as traditional power sources, with self-charging technology to ensure you’re never left stranded by a drained battery.
Enjoy peace of mind no matter where the journey takes you with an eight-year or 160,000km under the New Vehicle Hybrid Battery extension, whichever comes first. The extension is additional to the New Vehicle Warranty and only applies to Lexus vehicles first registered in New Zealand and sold by an authorised dealer.