May 16, 2005

Lexus RX400h hybrid SUV now on sale

Toronto, Ontario – The Lexus RX400h hybrid luxury SUV has gone on sale in Canada, making it the world’s first luxury SUV with a gasoline/electric hybrid engine that achieves the fuel efficiency of an average compact sedan, and emissions that meet the Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) criteria.

The RX 400h features a 3.3-litre V6 gasoline engine with a high-torque electric drive motor/generator, an advanced stability control program, on-demand electronic all-wheel-drive and an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT). It is rated at a combined average of 7.8 L/100km and starts at $62,200 in Premium level and $69,700 in Ultra Premium.

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