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2018 Lexus LX 570 Hybrid – Review, Fuel Economy and Price

There is a huge demand for Hybrid vehicles in the environment conscious European markets. Car makers have ever since perfected their technologies to build smarter hybrids producing little or no emissions. Toyota has already been competing with the likes of Mercedes and other high-end vehicle manufacturers in the hybrid making rat race. With their 2018 Lexus LX 570 Hybrid already in mind, Lexus is keen to capture the growing hybrid market.

The 2017 version of this hybrid vehicle launched in 2016 reduces emissions by about 60 percent along with a decent fuel economy. Also, Toyota does not let its customers compromise regarding comfort and satisfaction. Hence, new grilles and interiors are installed in the newer hybrids.

2018 Lexus LX 570 Hybrid - front facelift

2018 Lexus LX 570 Hybrid  Luxury and Design

Regarding luxury, Lexus LX 570 Hybrid 2018 features a razor sharp design which will be sportier and aerodynamic, says Lexus. All power generated from the dual motors will be transferred to massive 19-inch alloys which guarantee maximum speed and ultimate comfort. This new vehicle is equipped with new facelifted bumpers and shiny grille inserts with touch-sensitive rear doors.

Lexus promises maximum comfort to the passengers and driver alike with the all leather upholstered seats and Mark Levinson surround-sound. The cabin is refurbished with shiny dials and a large infotainment screen just above it for all entertainment and communication purposes.

2018 Lexus LX 570 Hybrid - interior

Powertrain

Lexus is ready to compete with the European and US auto giants in the Hybrid genre with their Lexus Hybrid Drive system installed. This intelligent system carefully combines the power of fuel ignited engine, be it petrol or diesel, with an electric motor. Although not yet confirmed, the Lexus LX 570 Hybrid 2018 is rumored to add to the fleet of hybrids. Like its younger siblings, this vehicle is also set to be fitted with Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission system.

Typically AWD cars, Toyota installs a 5.0-liter V8 engine which is equipped with a 45 kW hybrid motor. This combination is powerful enough to produce 383 HP and 403 lb-ft of torque. Unlike most other hybrids, the Lexus 570 is not a plug-in hybrid. It works in combination with the V8 and still manages to produce massive power. Like other hybrids, it can also run solely on the electric engine and still produce more than 100 HP.

2018 Lexus LX 570 Hybrid - side

Fuel Economy

Both the diesel and electric motors are fitted with an eight-speed transmission. The LX 570 includes rechargeable batteries installed within the powertrain. It automatically recharges all electronic components including the motor. The electric motor, says Toyota, can even recharge itself in times of unnecessary braking and accelerating the vehicle.

The hybrid engine claims Toyota has been tested to produce lower emissions and provides lesser grams of C02 per kilometer. 2018 Lexus LX 570 Hybrid claims to be released with multiple valve-timers that induce fuel intake mechanism electronically. This vehicle passes Ultra-low discharge Certificate.

Release Date and Price

Although the date of release of this hybrid is yet to be determined, Lexus plans to go one on one against its luxurious allies with 2018 Lexus LX 570 Hybrid. Expected to be priced at an excess of $90,000, Lexus has set for himself huge goals in the luxury crossover market worldwide. Find out more about 2018 hybrid cars.

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