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Paris debut for another Lexus hybrid

29 August 2006

  • LS hybrid on show at Paris
  • 5-litre V8 engine combines with elective motor
  • On sale in UK in summer 2007

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Lexus will give the LS 600h hybrid its first European showing at the Paris Motor Show next month.

The luxury car made its world debut at the New York Motor Show earlier this year, but Europeans will get to see the LS hybrid in the metal for the first time at the French show from September 28.

The LS 600h combines a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine with an electric motor for a total power output of 444bhp. Lexus claims the limo will achieve an average of 29.7mpg. Although no figures have been released, Lexus says the the car's carbon dioxide emissions be below 220g/km.

The car is expected to be on sale in the UK mid 2007, although no prices have yet been released.

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