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Lexus Europe to Offer GS 300h Hybrid Taxi

Lexus GS 300h Taxi

Lexus has debuted a GS 300h taxi concept at the European Taxi Fair in Cologne, Germany — from Car Scoops:

Lexus’ move to offer the GS 300h as a taxi in Europe mirrors that of parent company Toyota and its Prius that has been available as a cab for many years.

Gross prices start from 38,900 Euros (roughly $48,600 at today’s rates) with the GS300h fitted with an automatic transmission, cruise control, 8-inch multi-function display, rearview camera, automatic climate control, leather seats with heating and electric seat and lumbar support adjustment, as standard.

(Luxury model taxis are common in Europe, particularly in Germany where Mercedes Benz E-Class is dominant.)

[Source: Car Scoops]

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    JR
  • November 6, 2014
Bad, devaluates the brand image. To good car to be a taxi, no smart move.
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      Levi
    • November 6, 2014
    True on one hand. However, it is not like Lexus has a positive or that respected image in Europe. Most taxis in Germany are E Class, don't look like being a negative thing.
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      PG
    • November 6, 2014
    I agree with Levi, as long as Lexus keeps this Europe-only I don't see a problem. Here in Geneva there are plenty of used Lexuses, mostly RX hybrids, doing taxi duty. There may even be a positive effect in consumer's minds since cars used as taxis are believed to be very reliable and durable.
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    taxi driver
  • November 6, 2014
Please note the last line: Luxury model taxis are common in Europe, particularly in Germany where Mercedes Benz E-Class is dominant.
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    Travis
  • November 6, 2014
That's a damn good looking taxi. I wish Lexus wouldn't make their cars look low in their pics when we all kno Lexus wheel gap lol
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    Tragic Bronson
  • November 11, 2014
Perhaps this is a taxi where you pay the driver to get in the back and drive yourself.

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