• Apr 30, 2007

It is only a 30-day delay -- for now -- but the Lexus LS 600h L launch has been pushed back. Meant to launch in June, the new date is late July or early August. A Lexus spokesman said the company was "firming up the scheduling," but the people in Japan behind the reschedule didn't give a reason for the development.

There are a great many folks waiting to see how this car does and a 30-day delay is not a huge deal -- at this point it's safe to think that this could be nothing more than extreme attention to detail. Only expecting to sell 2,000 of the cars annually, Lexus has already taken orders for 1,650 of them. That represents the kind of following that you don't want to abuse. Being Lexus's first foray into six-figure territory, the most technologically advanced car it has ever made, and the flagship product from the newly minted number one car company in the world, Lexus will want to be sure it does this right. The limited edition Neiman Marcus version is expected to arrive around the same time. Stay tuned.

[Source: Automotive News (sub req'd)]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      #19, Mike.
      All I can read from your message is "Me Me Me".
      • 7 Years Ago
      The sad part is it offers no advantages over the normal LS. The additional weight basically renders it as being the same speed, the same mpg, and more portly. This is a car for suckers if there ever was one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Even in a free country your rights and freedoms are only yours as long as they don't infrionge on the rights of other people."

      My freedom stops at the edge of your nose... you telling me what I can and cannot drive does not infringe on your natural rights...until I drive over you.

      So, by your argument: after I run over you, I loose my right to drive a larger vehicle...NOT before.

      take your socialistic worldview and shove it. Despite your ego, your beliefs are not better than mine, your worldview is not better than mine, and you in no way/shape/form know what is better for me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've known about the delay since March, having pre-ordered three: one for my daily driver, in specially-pre-ordered Quantum Dynastic Plum, a Truffle Mica Neiman Marcus Launch Edition for the wife, and a Canary Yellow one for my darling 16 year old daughter. I'm having hers converted into a convertible. If she can parallel-park this, she can park anything! Oh wait, it parks itself!! Ha ha ha, I forgot. I can't think of a better use of 300 grand. This is the Lexus of automobiles. I was only going to buy one, but my neighbor went and ordered two, so...naturally I had to one-up him!
      • 7 Years Ago
      And I wonder how many of those supposed 1,650 orders are by people who plan to lease them? Or, better yet, how many people are planning to put on a big show and will have them repossessed six months later for non payment? This is as big an overhype, P.R. pile as they can create.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mattlach, I don't own a car and I feel I have the right to clean air & safe roads, so I demand that you stop driving immmediately.
      • 7 Years Ago
      AWWWWWW Poor Al his gonna have to buy his carbon credits a little while longer.

      9. And I wonder how many of those supposed 1,650 orders are by people who plan to lease them?

      Probably all of them, this way they can dump them before they need their $10,000 batteries
      • 7 Years Ago
      For those that are upset about gas mileage of hybrids being close to that of cars since the 70's, one of the big concerns is emission levels. You may not be getting much better gas mileage, but you're also not spewing death vapor from your tailpipe. (not to sound extreme)

      I get 33 mpg in the city with a led foot from my 1.9 Z3
      • 7 Years Ago
      An absolutely amazing car, but it's mpg was observed by IL to be no better than a 1978 Olds Delta 88.
      • 7 Years Ago
      another puff piece written directly from toyota's PR department.

      WTF does AB give ToMoCo a pass CONSTANTLY? Name the last launch of a new vehicle ToMoCo HASN'T delayed? camry? no. tundra? no...etc.

      Had this been a domestic, you would have detailed every delayed launch from the last 5 years. STOP GIVING TOYOTA A PASS. Hold them to the same standard, the bias on this site is becoming intolerable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Buick's on the phone! They want their Chinese Lacrosse back.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a Camry.which is very flattering if you own a Camry.Not so great if you just bought a 100k LS hybrid.which makes you wonder if this LS is also designed to enchance Camry's cache in the market.
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