Lexus lines up hybrid range at Dubai show
Dubai, November 6, 2013
Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Motors – Lexus has lined up its full range of high performance, hybrid vehicles at a dedicated section of its stand at the ongoing Dubai International Motor Show.
The line-up includes a total of 13 models, including the brand’s hybrid line-up, LSh, GSh, RXh and CTh, all featuring Lexus Hybrid Drive, a technology developed solely by Lexus for use in its range of luxury vehicles.
Initially introduced in 2004, this system has evolved and is now widely considered as the most advanced automotive powertrain in the world. It has recorded over 9 billion kilometers of drive time, a feat equivalent to circumnavigating the globe over 224,000 times.
Lexus hybrid vehicles also feature an Electric Vehicle-Drive Mode that enables vehicles to run purely on electric power at lower speeds and with zero emissions.
“In just a few months, Lexus will celebrate the tenth anniversary since the introduction of its proprietary Lexus Hybrid Drive which has helped establish Lexus reputation and commercial success globally as a leading hybrid brand,” said Saud Abbasi, general manager, Al Futtaim Motors – Lexus.
“Thanks to the comprehensive hybrid line-up, Lexus has redefined consumer expectations of the hybrid driving experience and has forever changed perceptions of what hybrid cars are and what they can do in terms of performance, let alone energy conservation.”
Of the 2014 hybrid models showcased at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, highlights include the 438 total system horsepower of the LSh which accelerates from 0-100km in just 5.6 seconds. When it made its global debut, the car was the world’s first prestige luxury and AWD V8 hybrid.
Staying with the sedan segment, Lexus GSh offers a 3.5-Litre V6 powertrain boosted by the innovative D-4S which stands for direct injection 4-stroke superior version Atkinson-cycle engine which is at the heart of this full hybrid vehicle.
The 2014 Lexus CTh compact hybrid sedan is also at display following the model’s 2011 UAE debut when it became the first full hybrid to compete in this segment.
In the luxury crossover segment, Lexus features the RXh, offering a 295-combined horsepower, 3.5-Litre Atkinson-cycle V-6 engine. – TradeArabia News Service