Lexus of Windsor – Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids
Seamlessly combining a gas engine and electric motor, Lexus Hybrids recharge as you drive – so they are always ready to go. That’s just the start of what makes them the ideal choice for electrified driving. You can also expect instantaneous acceleration, responsive power, high fuel efficiency, exceptionally low emissions when compared to a conventionally powered vehicle, and a luxuriously smooth ride – all without a need for a change in driving habits or need to plug in.
INTRODUCTION TO SELF-CHARGING HYBRIDS
NO NEED TO PLUG-IN. NO NEED TO CHANGE DRIVING HABITS. NO COMPROMISE IN PERFORMANCE OR FUEL EFFICIENCY.
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids are electrified vehicles with some potent differences over pure battery electrics. With a Lexus Hybrid, you never need to plug-in, worry about where the next charging station might be, or change your driving habits in any way. Just get in and go.
WORLD’S FIRST. WORLDS APART.
Lexus introduced RX Hybrid – the world’s first luxury self-charging hybrid – more than a decade ago. Since then, we’ve continued to push boundaries and pursue new innovations. Today, we offer more luxury hybrids than any other manufacturer in Canada. Test drive one for yourself and find out what millions of Lexus Hybrid drivers around the world have already discovered – power, exercised wisely, is a beautiful thing.
MADE IN CANADA. MADE FOR CANADA
RX Hybrid is not only the original self-charging hybrid luxury SUV, it is also built at our internationally renowned plant in Cambridge, Ontario. With features like AWD and heated rear seats, it’s the ideal vehicle for life in Canada – and just one of many great Lexus hybrids to choose from.
HOW SELF-CHARGING HYBRIDS WORK
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids combine a technologically advanced gas engine with a powerful battery and electric motor(s), and the intelligence to automatically select the best combination of gas and electric based on your driving needs. Because the battery re-charges both as you drive and during braking, you never need to take time out to plug-in, and you’ll visit the gas pumps less often when compared to a conventionally powered Lexus RX.
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids deliver an extraordinary blend of power and fuel efficiency; breathtaking acceleration and supremely quiet ride; engaging driving dynamics and blissful peace of mind.
EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF LEXUS HYBRIDS
1. STARTING FROM STOP
ALL ELECTRIC. INSTANT TORQUE.
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids are ready when you are, without ever needing to plug-in to recharge – simply press the power button and go. During initial take-off, the high-output battery and electric motor provide all the power you need – enhancing fuel efficieny while lowering CO2 emissions.
GAS & ELECTRIC. POWERFUL ACCELERATION. SMOOTH RIDE.
As you accelerate and require more power, the gas engine is automatically engaged. The revolutionary Lexus Hybrid Drive optimizs power from both sources. Leveraging the Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT), you’ll experience instantaneous response and powerful acceleration with a seamless transition between gas and electric motor.
OPTIMIZED POWER FLOW. FUEL EFFICIENT AT ALL SPEEDS. RECHARGING ON THE GO.
At cruising speeds, the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) sends power to the drive wheels and an eletric generator. Excess energy is used to help re-charge the hybrid battery, while the ideal combination of gas and electric power helps you get more out of every fill-up.
4. REGENERATIVE BRAKING
ELECTRIC MODE. REDUCED EMISSIONS. REGENERATIVE BRAKING.
Take your foot off the gas pedal, or press the brake pedal, and the regenerative braking system recovers some of the kinetic eenergy lost – conversing fuel and reducing emissions*. This energy is then converted to electricity that is then used to recharge the battery – so you never need to plug-in.
* Disclaimer: This is dependent on many operating conditions.
5. AT A STOP
ALL ELECTRIC. SILENT OPERATION.
When you come to a stop, the gas engine may switch off, saving fuel and minimizing emissions*. If the hybrid battery is running low, the gas engine knows to start, generating the energy required to charge the battery. Press the accelerator, and the virtuous cycle begins anew.
*Disclaimer: The gas engine does not automatically switch off in all cases. It is depending on many operating conditions.
SELF-CHARGING MULTI-STAGE HYBRID
A world’s first, Lexus’ Self-Charging Multi-Stage Hybrid technology takes the hybrid experience to an exhilarating new level.
A finely tuned 4-speed gearbox, added to the existing eCVT (Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission), creates a hybrid system that simulates a 10-speed transmission. That evokes the fiercely connected feel of selecting gears yourself — using steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Available now on the Lexus LS 500h and LC 500h, the Self-Charging Multi-Stage Hybrid is our latest innovation, and a taste of the dynamic innovations that are just down the road.
BENEFITS AND OWNERSHIP
THE DECISION IS EASY
Beyond their exceptional performance, Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids are easy to use and maintain, and environmentally friendlier than conventionally powered vehicles. In short, they are everything you expect of a Lexus – and so much more.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Every 8,000 km. That’s how often you need to return for regularly scheduled maintenance – exactly the same as a conventional Lexus gas model. And you’ll enjoy the same award-winning Lexus Precision Service.
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids are covered by the same comprehensive warranty as our gas powered luxury vehicles plus an 8 year/160,000 km Hybrid Component and High Voltage Battery warranty.
Every Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid comes with standard Roadside Assistance that offers additional peace-of-mind for 48 months with with services that stretch from emergency roadside assistance to personalized trip planning.
We’ve sold over 1,000,000 Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids worldwide – each designed and engineered to the same renowned standards as our gas models. Which means that you can count on them to be exceptionally reliable and durable.
LEASING OR FINANCING
Lexus Financial Services makes it easy to get into the Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid of your choice. Choose from a variety of competitive terms and rates. You can even get pre-approved online.
Every time you drive a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid, you reduce your impact on the environment. With their ability to operate in electric mode only and optimize fuel use at all speeds, Lexus Hybrids give you all the power you need, while dramatically reducing CO2 emissions, and helping us all move towards a cleaner future.
REDUCE HARMFUL GHG EMISSIONS
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid’s are up to 70% cleaner than gas burning engines and diesels*, all while delivering dynamic handling and exceptional performance.
* Based on North American sales data and Federal Tier 2 engine emission standards, hybrids create 70% less smog forming emissions and 30% less CO2 compared to similarly equipped conventional and diesel powered vehicles
Collecting otherwise discarded energy and reusing it as driving energy is another way that Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids get the most of every litre while reducing CO2 emissions – and your carbon footprint – at the same time.
ELECTRIC MODE ONLY
Under optimum conditions, a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid can reach 50 km/h in electric mode only. That means less reliance on fuel and fewer emissions in most city driving situations.
Lexus is committed to the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle, and have pioneered the recycling of the batteries, motor magnets, and rare earth metals used in hybrid technology.
IMPROVED FUEL EFFICIENCY
Depending on the vehicle, the mix of city versus highway speed driving, your driving habits, and how heavily the vehicle is loaded, the ability for a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid to operate in electric mode only or in combination with the gas engine can significantly extend the distance between fill-ups, while dramatically reducing emissions versus a gas-only vehicle.