Lexus Norway Drops Diesel

Lexus IS 200d

With hybrids making up 90% of all Lexus sales in Norway, the local Lexus office has made the decision to discontinue the sale of diesels, effective immediately.

Admittedly, with only the IS 200d available, this is not a move expected to hurt the bottom line — not only have both diesel & conventional gasoline Lexus models have been special order in Norway for some time, hybrid-powered vehicles also enjoy a 50% tax reduction in the country.

This move makes Lexus Norway the first distributor in the EU to abandon diesel, though it won’t be the last — Lexus Sweden is expected to be next, going diesel-free in January 2012.

[Source: Hegnar Online & Club Lexus] (Thanks Pond!)