Lexus confirms Prius-based Hybrid (Plus a Second Hybrid Bonus!)

Lexus Prius

Details are sparse, but there’s news today regarding the upcoming Lexus hybrids. Yes, that’s correct, there’s two hybrids in the works!

Of course, this has been rumored for some time, but now we have something more in the way of facts:

  • Fact #1: The first Lexus dedicated hybrid will be based on the new Toyota Prius, though it’s expected to have slightly more CO2 emissions due to its emphasis on performance. (The new Prius will have CO2 emissions of 92g/km.)
  • Fact #2: The second Lexus hybrid will be larger and entirely new, and will not be available for sale in Europe due to the C02 emssions.

The first thing that springs to mind when reading about the larger Lexus hybrid is the ES. After all, the ES isn’t available in Europe with its conventional engine, and even further, you can’t buy a Camry hybrid in Europe either. Pretty much spells it out for me…

[Source: Automotive News]