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    Toyota and Lexus combine to capture 73.9% of hybrid sales in July
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    2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, we informed you that sales of the Toyota Prius had sharply dropped off this July, falling some 30 percent from the reported numbers a year ago, yet Toyota was pleased with the results. While it seemed rather odd that ...

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    Toyota's hybrid sales break a million in Japan, Prius still on top
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in August of 1997, Toyota launched its Coaster Hybrid EV minibus, the company's first hybrid vehicle. Though the Coaster Hybrid is not a common name, it was the vehicle that started the hybrid revolution at Toyota. The ...

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    First Ride: We check out the 2011 Lexus CT 200h in Europe
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    2011 Lexus CT 200h prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota is no stranger to being first – Japanese luxury vehicles and hybrids chief among them. Although Acura may have launched earlier, Lexus remains the only Japanese luxury marque to market in Japan. And having ...

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    Report: Lexus HS 250h not meeting volume projections in U.S.
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    2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The last time we drove one of Lexus' new HS 250h hybrid sedans, we found the experience to be about what you might expect. That is to say, eminently usable and well-designed with reasonable driving dynamics. We liked it, though we ...

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    Lexus shows off new hybrid concept... bicycle?
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    Lexus hybrid bicycle concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When we think of the term "hybrid," at least in its vehicular sense, we tend to conjure up images of cars like the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight. These machines are so named due to their dual powertrains, most generally ...

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    Lexus officially confirms CT 200h for U.S. market
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    Lexus CT 200h – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, Lexus pulled the covers off its new CT 200h hybrid hatchback for the very first time. At the show, representatives for Toyota's luxury brand assured us that there would be "a ...

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    Officially Official: Lexus drops the curtain on CT 200h
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    2011 Lexus CT 200h – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this week, we got a sneak peek at the new Lexus CT 200h from a brochure that somehow leaked out onto the Interwebs. Now, Lexus has seen fit to pull the curtain back all the way on its new premium hybrid hatchback ahead of ...

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    Officially Official: Toyota recalls 2010 Prius and Lexus HS250h for ABS fix
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In what is perhaps our least surprising announcement of the young day, Toyota has officially announced that it will recall 2010 model Prius and Lexus HS250h models globally along with the Toyota Sai in Japan to fix an issue the ...

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    Report: Toyota to extend recall run to Prius and Lexus HS over braking issue
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    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Toyota still hasn't officially recalled the Prius, they have admitted the world's most popular hybrid has potential brake problems. The company is now also looking into whether the Prius' country club cousin, the Lexus HS250 ...

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    Spy Shots: Possible production version of Lexus LF-Ch bound for Geneva
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    Possible Lexus LF-Ch production model – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The first images of what may be the production version of the new Lexus LF-Ch turned up in the Autoblog inbox this morning from an anonymous tipster. The car in the photos is still mostly veiled by a tarp and ...

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    REPORT: New Lexus small car may be headed for U.S. by 2012 - perhaps sooner
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    Lexus LF-Ch concept - click above for high-res image gallery
    Lexus introduced its LF-Ch concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and it's believed to be a shoe-in for production for the European market. However, in a new Detroit Bureau interview with the brand's general manager, Mark ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 Lexus LS600h revealed in full detail
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    2010 Lexus LS600h - Click above for high-res image gallery
    For 2010, Lexus is doing a mid-cycle refresh on its flagship LS lineup, including the hybrid drive LS600h. The system mainly carries over hardware, but some of the controls are enhanced with the latest updates featured on the new Prius, ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Lexus LF-Ch joins Toyota Auris Hybrid, plug-in Prius and two iQ concepts
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    Lexus LF-Ch concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With just a few weeks left before the Frankfurt Motor Show kicks off in high gear, Lexus has decided its high time to let loose a single teaser image of its hotly anticipated hybrid hatchback concept. The C-Segment model carries the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #142
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    Episode #142 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, this week with the (not very) dynamic duo of Chris and Dan carrying the baton while seemingly the rest of the world is on vacation. We're certainly in the lull before auto show season ...

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    REPORT: Lexus HS 250h in short supply; U.S. launch affected?
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    2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Once again, a hybrid sales success may mean shortages for Toyota as the Japanese automaker rolls out a desirable new product here in the United States. First, the new-for-2010 Prius hatchback proved to be such a stellar sales champ ...

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    REPORT: Lexus hatch coming to U.S. in 2012?
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    Lexus CT concept teaser sketch – Click above to enlarge
    Last week, Lexus released a teaser image for a small hatchback that's tipped to debut in concept form at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. At the time, we wondered out loud if Toyota's premium brand would see fit to offer the ...

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    Lexus teases premium hatch ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    Lexus CT concept teaser sketch – Click above for high-res image
    With high fuel prices and decreased cash flow, many buyers are looking for smaller cars that don't compromise on luxury or prestige – or so the theory goes. It's a lesson that the European automakers have learned, and ...

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    Lexus trademarks CT 200h, CT 300h and CT 400h for entry-level Euro model?
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    The gurus over at my.IS forums bring us more material to chew on today regarding the long-rumored C-Segment hybrid hatchback from Lexus due to go up against the likes of the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series and expected to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. Not long ago, Lexus trademarked the ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Lexus HS 250h is pretty on the inside
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    2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just because The Cold War is over doesn't mean that all cold wars have come to an end. Two protagonists in the auto industry – once again, East vs. West – are currently embroiled in an in-car safety and technology arms ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Lexus dedicated hybrid sedan
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    Click above to enlarge the Lexus HS250h rendering
    Lexus is set to invade the Detroit Auto Show in January with a duo of dedicated hybrid models. One of these machines will be a Lexus-ified version of Toyota's latest third-gen Prius, while the second model is still shrouded in mystery. A Japanese ...

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