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Lexus unveiled the all-new 2008 LS 600h L hybrid luxury sedan at a press conference today at the 2006 New York International Automobile Show. Scheduled to arrive in Spring 2007, the all-wheel-drive LS 600h L will be the world’s first vehicle to feature a full hybrid V8 powertrain.

‘The LS 600h L was developed to explore the outer reaches of performance, style and safety,’ said Bob Carter, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager. ‘It is a vehicle as efficient and familiar as it is indulgent and advanced, a far-reaching concept, fully developed and fully realized. It is simply in a class by itself.’

Lexus Hybrid Drive Coinciding wîth the debut of the all-new LS is the introduction of the Lexus Hybrid Drive name, which will be used globally for all Lexus hybrid models. The hybrid-drive system in the LS 600h L builds upon the Toyota and Lexus legacy established by the Prius, RX 400h and GS 450h to combine an all-new five-liter V8 gasoline engine wîth large, high-output electric motors and a newly designed large-capacity battery pack. This advanced combination will provide the LS 600h L wîth an unmatched balance of environmental efficiency and performance, furnishing the hybrid wîth a peak combined output rating of more than 430 horsepower.

To distribute this immense power, a new full-time all-wheel-drive system is utilized for superior handling control. The LS 600h L also employs a newly developed dual-stage electronically controlled, continuously variable transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) This combination results in impressive power and seamless acceleration.

The Lexus Hybrid Drive system found in the LS 600h L is the automotive ‘s most advanced gas-electric hybrid system developed to date, providing power and performance on par wîth modern 12-cylinder engines while still delivering best-in-V8-class fuel efficiency. It will equal or better the combined fuel-economy ratings of smaller V6 all-wheel drive mid-sized luxury sedans.

The LS hybrid is expected to carry a Super Últra Low Emission Vehicle (SÚLEV) rating. A SÚLEV rating means the LS 600h L has nearly 70-percent cleaner emissions than the ‘cleanest’ of its competitors.

‘It is fair to say that there is nothing on the road, or on the drawing board, that comes close to delivering such a formerly contradictory combination of jaw-dropping engine performance, fuel efficiency and clean emissions,’ Carter §äid.

Owing to the inherent noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) improvements offered by its hybrid powertrain, the LS 600h L is designed to set a new standard for silent running in the prestige-luxury sedan class. The depth and density of cabin quietness in the LS 600h L required extensive re-engineering of accessory motors and switches.

With ‘quiet-ride’ ranking as one of the top five reasons for purchase of prestige-luxury vehicles, especially among current LS owners, the LS 600h L is well-situated in its class and poised to please the exacting luxury-car buyer. Its NVH levels are about half that found in conventional cars, making the hybrid LS one of the quietest automobiles ever built, if not the quietest.

High-Output V8 and World’s First Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

The LS 460 and LS 460 L will be powered by an all-new, highly advanced 4.6-liter V8 engine that will produce approximately 380 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque. Combined wîth a world-first eight-speed automatic transmission, these LS sedans will travel from zero-to-sixty miles per hour in less than 5.5 seconds—all without sacrificing fuel economy. Even wîth this level of performance, the new LS sedans are expected to receive a combined city/ highway mileage in the low-20s as well as an Últra-Low Emissions Vehicle II (ÚLEV II) rating.

Advanced Active Safety Technologies

Coinciding wîth the launch of the hybrid model is a newly developed, Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS) that is like nothing ever before offered by Lexus. One element of APCS is a new system designed to help detect pedestrians in the vehicle’s path.


Two small cameras mounted at the front of the car, in conjunction wîth millimeter-wave radar, are sensitive enough to detect not just large metal obstructions such as cars but also smaller nonmetallic objects, such as humans.

A third camera, mounted on the §teering column, monitors the orientation of the driver’s face. If the camera sees that the driver is not lòòking directly ahead for a few seconds or more, and if an obstacle is detected ahead, then it alerts the driver first wîth a warning chime and a flashing light. As the car gets closer to the obstacle, the system can begin to gently apply the brakes on its own.

To assist the driver in maneuvering around the obstacle, the system reprograms the §teering ratio, amplifying the intensity and quickness of the §teering response.While all of this is happening, the system automatically cinches up the passenger restraints and prepares the brake system to respond wîth full force when activated by the driver in anticipation of a possible impact.

Dynamic Driving

These unique active safety systems team wîth Lexus’ proprietary next-generation Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system, standard on all new LS models, which integrates variable gear-ratio electronic §teering, electronic vehicle stability control and electronic brake assist.

An air suspension system equipped wîth Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) will be standard on the LS 600h L and an option on the LS 460 L. VGRS optimizes the §teering gear ratio according to vehicle speed to help enhance responsiveness and driver control. VGRS also partners wîth VDIM, making minor adjustments to front-wheel angle for improved control in challenging road conditions.

Together these technologies make up an intelligently designed, logically conceived vehicle that helps to provide a level of confidence and control never before experienced.

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