EXPERIENCE THE LEXUS HYBRID DRIVE DIFFERENCE

Lexus has been a pioneer in the development of hybrid vehicle technology and today Lexus Hybrid Drive
delivers an unparalleled drive that must be experienced to be truly appreciated.

Put simply, a hybrid system is two or more power sources working together in unison. Lexus Hybrid Drive features
a petrol engine, electric motor(s) and a hybrid battery, which when combined offer smooth, powerful performance
and exhilarating acceleration, along with reduced fuel consumption1 and emissions2.

Learn more about the Lexus Hybrid Drive difference and discover an extraordinary system
that will change the way you think about driving forever.

EXPLORE THE HYBRID RANGE

HOW HYBRID WORKS

REWRITING THE RULE OF THE ROAD

While the Lexus Hybrid Drive is a sophisticated and technologically advanced system, the benefits for the driver and the way in which the system operates are refreshingly simple to understand. Discover how Lexus Hybrid Drive offers a perfectly balanced drive during each stage of the vehicle's performance.

how it stop LS 600hL AWD model shown

Once the vehicle is warm and the Hybrid Battery has sufficient charge, when the vehicle is stationary (for example stopped at the lights) neither the petrol engine nor the electric motor will be active, resulting in zero fuel consumption1 and emissions2.

Push the accelerator lightly and the electric motor will activate to drive the wheels at low speeds, all the while retaining zero* fuel consumption1 and emissions2.

As you accelerate and require more power, the system will seamlessly introduce the petrol engine. Both then work together to boost drive power or reduce the drain on the petrol engine.

When the vehicle is cruising, for example on a highway, the petrol engine will mainly be used. If you encounter an incline, the electric motor will be introduced to provide additional power. Excess energy is used to recharge the hybrid battery, minimising energy waste.

When braking or coasting the petrol engine switches off, and kinetic energy is generated to recharge the hybrid battery, again with zero* fuel consumption1 and emissions2.

*So long as the hybrid battery is sufficiently charged, and the engine and exhaust are warm.

*So long as the hybrid battery is sufficiently charged, and the engine and exhaust are warm.

WHY HYBRID ?

seamless performance
1.

SEAMLESS PERFORMANCE

The advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive intelligently utilises the petrol engine and electric motor as required, seamlessly engaging one, both or neither for a driving experience that offers exceptional power and breath-taking acceleration.

better fuel economy
2.

BETTER FUEL ECONOMY

With two power sources to call on, drain on the petrol engine is reduced or the engine is given an extra energy boost from the electric motor and hybrid battery, requiring less fuel to power the vehicle.

quiter engine
3.

QUIETER ENGINE

At start up, the petrol engine waits silently, ready to come to life when required. When travelling in slow moving traffic, only the electric motor will be active for whisper quiet performance.*

lower emissions
4.

LOWER EMISSIONS

During braking, coasting and when stopped at traffic lights, the petrol engine is switched off immediately*, which in turn stops the creation of harmful NOx and CO2 emissions2.

HYBRID EVOLUTION

1. Fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/02 combined (L/100km).

2. Emissions vary depending on driving conditions / style, vehicle conditions and options / accessories.

*So long as the hybrid battery is sufficiently charged, and the engine and exhaust are warm.