The GS 450h is expected to arrive in North America sometime in May, and by mid-2012 in Europe.
Read the Lexus Europe Press Release
All Lexus manufacturing plants across the country will be closed over the next week.
Lexus has announced 2015 worldwide sales of approximately 652,000 vehicles, up 12 percent from 2014.
Lexus will be suspending production on all assembly lines in Japan for six days later this month due to a steel shortage.
Owner updates from Lexus Enthusiast editor Kevin Watts.