Most Expensive Hybrid Car in Production

Toyota, the makers of the Lexus line of luxury autos, has just publicly disclosed the full details regarding its newest model. With the success of the less expensive Toyota “Prius”, it only makes sense for Toyota to produce a higher-end model, and the new Lexus LS 600h L will be the most expensive hybrid car in production.

Technological advances and industry firsts help make this hybrid car expensive. The engine will be the world’s first full hybrid V8 powertrain engine. Other specs include full-time all-wheel drive, 430 horsepower, and an extremely low emission rating that puts other hybrids to shame.

Lexus LS 600h L

The Lexus Hybrid Drive system found in the LS 600h L claims to be the automotive industry’s most advanced gas-electric hybrid system developed to date, providing power and performance comparable to modern 12-cylinder engines while still delivering best-in-V8-class fuel efficiency. The LS 600h L will also be the world’s first vehicle to be equipped with LED headlamps for night and low-beam use.

The expensive hybrid car also boasts cutting edge safety features like three on-board cameras monitoring everything from obstacles in the road, to the direction the driver’s head is turned. The price tag on these cars will not be cheap, and the Lexus are expected to retail for $104,000 base MSRP when it reaches dealers in June.

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