Toyota first showcased its Lexus LS 600h L nearly a year ago
at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). At the time, the vehicle was
billed as one of the world's most advanced luxury cars with its hybrid
powertrain and AWD system.
Now, the company has finally announced pricing and an on sale date for its luxury flagship. Early estimates had pegged the LS 600h L as
coming in around the $125,000 USD mark, however, the vehicle will be priced at
$104,750 USD when it arrives in June. This will also make it the first
Lexus vehicle with an MSRP that crosses the $100k USD threshold.
The 5.0 V8 hybrid powertrain will have a combined horsepower
rating of 438HP and will deliver performance on par with V12 luxury sedans from
BMW and Mercedes. Thanks to the hybrid powertrain, however, the LS 600h L will
sip gas like a V6-powered all-wheel-drive luxury sedan and is also rated as a
Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV).
So what does $104,750 USD get you these days? The LS 600h L
will feature LED
headlights, four-zone climate control (with a dedicated A/C unit for the
rear passengers), voice-activated HDD-based navigation system with XM real-time
traffic directing, 19-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, rear DVD
entertainment system with 9" LCD screen, automated parallel parking system
and an Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS).
For those looking to get your hands on an LS 600h L in June,
don't count on it. Over 1,850 pre-orders for the vehicle have already been
taken and the first-year allocation for the vehicle is almost depleted.
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quote: BTW, what is the mpg of this car - not even listed in the article.
quote: So while my claim was technically incorrect, I still think the hybrid is only being used to add more power to the vehicle and has nothing to do with fuel economy.
quote: Personally I think the new Cadillacs look awesome. Nice sharp lines. The new BMWs don't look bad but I like the Cadillacs more. If I were buying a luxury car these days it'd be the Cadillac STS-V (I think) with the supercharged DOHC 4.4L V8. The Cadillac CTS-V is also nice as its basically a luxury Corvette.