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2008 Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid will Start at $104k…Is That Too Much?


Lexus has just released the pricing for its newest hybrid, the 2008 Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid. The car is going to have a base price of $104,750, which is much higher than the $71,715 base price of the non-hybrid version.

According to the press release "The LS 600h L will be the ultimate Lexus statement, providing the highest level of luxury, technology, performance, safety and efficiency."

The all-wheel-drive V8 hybrid is the world’s first full hybrid V8 powertrain. Supposedly the power will be in par with modern 12-cylinder engines, which will produce more than 430 horsepower. The car will have gas mileage results that are similar to V6 all-wheel-drive luxury sedans.

The super-LS will be in showrooms by June.

PRESS RELEASE

TORRANCE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ — Lexus today announced the
manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the all-new 2008 LS 600h L
luxury hybrid sedan. The LS 600h L will be the ultimate Lexus statement,
providing the highest level of luxury, technology, performance, safety and
efficiency.

With an extensive list of standard luxury equipment and technological
features, including the world’s first full hybrid V8 powertrain, the LS
600h L will carry a base MSRP of $104,000 when it reaches Lexus dealers in
June.

The full-time all-wheel-drive LS 600h L will be the world’s first
vehicle powered by a full hybrid V8 powertrain and will be mated to a newly
developed dual-stage electronically controlled, continuously variable
transmission. It will deliver power and performance on par with modern
12-cylinder engines, producing more than 430 horsepower while still
delivering fuel efficiency equal to or better than the combined
fuel-economy ratings of V6 all-wheel-drive mid-sized luxury sedans. The LS
600h L will also carry a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) rating,
emitting nearly 70 percent fewer emissions than the “cleanest” of its
competitors.

Public Web site: http://www.lexus.com