2017 lexus hero hybrid

HYBRID PERFORMANCE

THE LEXUS HYBRID RANGE

Always charged, always ready - virtually every model in the Lexus range is available as a hybrid. Uncompromising performance, incredible fuel economy, luxurious specifications - this is the power of h.

PIONEERS IN HYBRID TECHNOLOGY

Since the first Lexus hybrid was introduced back in 2005, our experience and expertise has proven itself where it matters – on the road. Across the globe, our hybrids save millions of litres of fuel every year. Today, Lexus sell more hybrids than any other luxury car manufacturer in the world. In fact, we sell more hybrids than all other luxury car manufacturers put together.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Lexus Hybrid Drive combines the exhilaration of a potent petrol engine with the economy of an electric motor, seamlessly switching between the two as you drive. Rest assured, with a Lexus hybrid, you're not compromising - far from it; swift acceleration, reduced fuel consumption and considerably lower CO2 emissions make our hybrids the smart choice - for you and the environment.

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    INTELLIGENT HYBRID PERFORMANCE

    Start a Lexus hybrid in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode and you'll notice the difference immediately; the sound of virtual silence. At this point, your Lexus isn't using any fuel whatsoever - no fuel means no emissions. And while driving at modest speeds, or in stop-start traffic, it's the same; zero emissions.

    As you begin to accelerate, the electric motor gives a reassuring surge of torque, and the petrol engine kicks in (or rather, politely takes over). The two power sources work together, enhanced by the E-CVT, for a smooth and effortless transition, without any shift-shock. You don't even have to think about it.

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    REGENERATIVE BRAKING

    Even the energy of slowing down is used, or should we say, re-used. It's an ingenious system called Regenerative Braking.

    When you slow down, the electric motor does the majority of the braking by going into reverse. When this happens the electric motor acts as a generator, and starts to recharge your battery. Or to put it another way, the valuable energy you use to stop your vehicle, makes it go.

    So what's the benefit of Regenerative Braking? Well, you’ll never need to plug your Lexus Hybrid Drive into a charging point, because the battery effectively recharges itself as you drive.

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    MULTI STAGE HYBRID SYSTEM

    The Multi Stage Hybrid System sees a four-speed automatic transmission introduced into the LC 500h's hybrid powertrain.

    By adding physical gears, engine speed and rpm are much more finely aligned to the driver's every response, offering a more direct and immediate feel to the power beneath the right foot. Slip the LC 500h into manual mode and the CVT and the automatic combine to emulate an insatiable 10-speed gearbox that shifts faster.

    The result is simple – a great driving experience from a hybrid powertrain, especially when pulling away from standstill. Stunning performance, unparalleled luxury - with minimal environmental impact.

CHOOSE YOUR HYBRID CAR

Uncompromising power, outstanding luxury and intelligent fuel-efficiency, Lexus offers the world's widest selection of full hybrid cars, including SUVs, crossovers, sports sedans and coupes. Discover for yourself why Lexus is the world's favourite luxury hybrid.