LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRID
WHY HYBRID CARS ARE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
No plugs and no compromise. Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid technology delivers efficiency, lower emissions, and optimised performance, leaving a lighter footprint on the environment and your wallet. With superior fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, you can reduce maintenance and running costs. Easier to run, you’ll never have to connect a Lexus Hybrid to a power socket.
NO NEED TO PLUG IN
You’ll never have to connect a Lexus Hybrid to a power socket – they’re self-charging and always ready to go wherever your journey takes you.
EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Lexus Hybrid is beautifully simple, offering fuel economy and reduced emissions without compromising on performance.
MARKET LEADING MPG FIGURES
Make savings on fuel costs when your Lexus Hybrid chooses to drive using the electric motor.
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
All our new Lexus hybrid models come with a 3 year / 60,000 mile manufacturer warranty as well as 5 year hybrid battery cover for confidence on every journey.
Significant maintenance savings can be made in the long-term as the hybrid system does not have a clutch, timing belt, starter motor, alternator etc. With superior fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, you can reduce your costs and also take advantage of local personal and company tax savings* (*speak to your local Lexus Centre). Estimate how much you can save using our tax calculator below.
Replacement parts costs are also significantly reduced as Lexus hybrids produce less wear and tear of brake pads and tyres, resulting in further savings.
An annual Hybrid Health Check is the best way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your Lexus Hybrid. The Hybrid Health Check is free of charge, as part of any Lexus service. But if you aren't due a service for a while, you can maintain your peace of mind with a stand-alone for just £59.
Hybrid is no exception to the award-winning service Lexus owners enjoy. You can easily manage different aspects of ownership online with My Lexus.
Even with advanced technology, Lexus Hybrids remain hassle-free to look after. There is no difference in price or complexity for hybrid maintenance.
Our hybrid systems are just as reliable as traditional power sources, and with self-charging technology you'll never risk being stranded by a drained battery.
Servicing your Lexus Hybrid is simple with our Hybrid Health Check, included as part of a standard Lexus Service.
Enjoy economic advantages with the flexible finance options for hybrid - available from Lexus Financial Services.
A Lexus Hybrid monitors your driving conditions and seamlessly controls the combination of power source (petrol engine and electric battery), making the optimum choice for you. But if you wish, you can control how you drive with 3 driving modes: ECO, Normal or Sport.
From start up, to acceleration, mid-journey, and deceleration, you can be the decision maker. For your whole journey, or just a part of it. Together, you and your vehicle consult to lower emissions or boost performance.
Normal mode ensures the optimal balance of fuel efficiency and engine performance. Sport mode brings you faster and more dynamic throttle response, for increased steering feel. And ECO mode moderates the throttle, engine power and climate settings for greater fuel efficiency.
HOW RELIABLE ARE LEXUS HYBRIDS?
Our award winning hybrid models are as reliable as similar petrol and diesel cars.
They’re exceptionally durable, and for peace of mind all our new hybrid cars come with 5 year hybrid battery cover for confidence on every journey.
Lexus Hybrid batteries are designed with longevity in mind, and with self-charging technology you'll never have to plug in the battery to charge.
ARE HYBRID CARS SAFE?
Lexus Hybrids have the same expertly designed and rigorously tested safety features that you’ll find across our whole range. They’re as safe to drive as a conventional vehicle, giving you peace of mind. 5 Star Euro NCAP has been awarded to all our models (excluding LC, LS & RC).
WHAT ADVANTAGES DO LEXUS HYBRIDS HAVE OVER OTHER HYBRID SYSTEMS?
Lexus hybrid technology is the original and the best. We have sold over 1.6 million hybrid vehicles and were the first to pioneer full hybrids over 14 years we’ve been perfecting our approach ever since.
Unlike other systems, Lexus Self-Charging hybrid can run purely on electric power at lower speeds. This means zero emissions, and greater efficiency. Competitor systems tend to have much smaller electric motors which only work alongside the petrol engine – they can’t power the car alone.
HOW FAR CAN LEXUS HYBRID CARS TRAVEL ON BATTERY POWER ALONE?
It depends on the level of battery charge, the driving conditions, and how heavily your car is loaded.
The UX model can travel up to 70mph in EV mode and the NX up to 40mph. Our hybrid system intelligently monitors the battery and keeps it charged. If you’re driving long distances or at faster speeds, the clever hybrid system will switch from the battery power source to the petrol engine.
Customers who took a test drive in a UX discovered that they spent 54% of the time driving in electric mode. Find out more.
CAN I LEAVE MY LEXUS HYBRID CAR FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME WITHOUT CHARGING THE BATTERY?
There’s no need to charge your Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid - it’s always ready to go.
The advanced, compact battery is efficiently charged as you drive and through ECB-R (Electronically Controlled Braking-Regeneration). This smart technique captures energy when you brake, converting it to electricity to charge the battery.
CAN I USE MY LEXUS HYBRID CAR IN EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS?
You can. Lexus Hybrids have exactly the same capabilities as a conventional car. As with any car, it’s still important to pay attention to the driving conditions, and take extra care when needed. Always avoid driving if there are severe weather warnings.
Lexus offer a winter health check to ensure your car is ready for lower temperatures and unpredictable conditions. Contact your local Centre for more details.
HOW LONG WILL MY LEXUS HYBRID CAR’S BATTERY LAST?
The hybrid battery is engineered to last a lifetime. All new Lexus hybrid cars come with 5 year or 60,000 mile battery cover as standard. Lexus vehicles are amongst the most economical and environmentally friendly available and hybrid battery recycling is important to us. Removing and disposing of a hybrid battery is done by a Lexus Authorised Repairer, and, under EU Directive 2006/66/EC, we aim to recycle over 50% of the weight a hybrid battery.