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8Toyota launches new hybrid Crown models in Japan

Toyota is launching two new right-side drive hybrids in Japan, redesigned versions of the Crown Royal and Crown Athlete sedans. All major components have been updated, including a new 2.5-liter hybrid system that combines high output with high fuel economy, a matured suspension, and new cutting-edge technology and devices such as the Toyota Multi-Operation Touch, which consolidates various vehicle functions into one touch panel.

Add2012 Toyota Highlander, Lexus LS 600h, CT 200h hybrids get slight price increases

The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Lexus LS 600h L and the CT 200h Premium are among the models from the Japanese automaker that will be a bit more expensive in the near future. Starting with December production, the Highlander Hybrid goes up 1.1 percent or $400 to start at $38,540. The two Lexus hybrids both go up $500 to start at $31,750 for the CT 200h Premium (an increase of 1.6 percent) and $112,750 for the LS 600h L (0.5 percent). The standard CT 200h will stick with its $29,120 MSRP.

31Lexus issues stop-sale, recall on LS 460 and LS 600h

True to predictions, The Detroit News is reporting that Lexus has issued a stop sale on its LS 460 and LS 600h (standard and long-wheelbase) luxury sedans due to a problem with the electronic steering system that can temporarily cause the steering wheel to become off-centered. Apparently, the wheel will return to its correct position after about five seconds of misalignment. Toyota issued a recall on Friday, May 21st to address the defect. Click here to see the recall notice from the National Hi

AddHigh price for a hybrid: Lexus sets MSRP for LS 600h at $108,800

2010 Lexus LS 600h - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBargain Bin: High-priced hybrids get hefty incentives

2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery

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