The Japanese automaker Lexus has just announced prices for their 2010 LS 600h L hybrid luxury sedan. The green luxury limousine will go on sale later this month starting at $108,800. While most hybrids are all about efficiency, Lexus is trying to justify V12 pricing for their flagship model and are backing up their claims with a 5.0 Liter gas burning V8 and a powerful electric motor to produce a maximum output of 439 HP with four less pistons than the competition.
Next year’s LS 600h L will feature a few revisions to the front grille with a new unique design, fresh 19 inch alloy wheels and blue tinted taillights. On the inside the luxury hybrid LS also benefits from advanced front active headrests to prevent whiplash and standard Intuitive Park Assist with Advance Parking Guidance so that owners will never have to worry about parallel parking themselves again. The Lexus LS 600h offers everything that you could ever want in a luxury vehicle and at the same time allows you to take advantage of a hybrid tax credit.
Press release after the jump.
Lexus today announced a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $108,800 for the enhanced 2010 LS 600h L premium luxury hybrid sedan which will arrive at dealerships later this month.
MSRP adjustments were also announced on select current 2010 Lexus models including HS 250h, ES 350, IS 250, IS 350, IS 250C, IS 350C, IS F, GS 350, GS 460, GS 450h, LS 460, SC 430, RX 350, RX 450h and LX 570. The MSRPs do not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875.
The Lexus LS 600h L debuts revamp styling and new luxury amenities for 2010. The 2010 LS 600h L features the following revisions: front grille with a unique design, 19-inch alloy wheels, bumper, blue-tinted taillights, license plate surround and exhaust diffusers. Also new are advanced front active headrests, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, standard Intuitive Park Assist with Advance Parking Guidance and Intelligent High-Beam. The LS 600h L is available in three new exterior colors to freshen its exterior color palette: Blue Harbor Metallic, Peridot Mica and Satin Cashmere Mica.
New and updated luxury amenities and user technology features for the LS 600h L include a driver’s seat with auto slide-away; rear power sunshade; an LCD instrument cluster; Lexus Navigation system with casual language recognition; Bluetooth® phonebook download capability and music playing capability with USB/iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming. Trunk capacity for the LS 600h L grows by nearly two cubic feet.
Other new standard features for 2010 include the Cold Weather Package with a windshield deicer, more effective heater and heavy-duty battery.
Luxury options are endless as the Premium Package II includes butterfly rear headrest and left rear seat with lumbar massage. In addition, the Executive Class Seat ing Package II adds 18-inch 10-spoke wheels with new design, and power rear driver’s side seat and ottoman with lumbar massage.
Lexus Enform(TM) with Safety Connect(TM) is an all-new telematics system available by subscription. Lexus Enform with Safety Connect is standard on all LS 600h L. Complimentary one-year trial subscriptions of Lexus Enform with Safety Connect are included on all purchases of new LS 600h L. The Lexus Enform and the Safety Connect response center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - every day of the year.
Lexus Insider(TM), a complimentary, opt-in service available without a subscription, is also standard on Lexus Enform equipped LS 600h L vehicles. The service offers in-vehicle audio casts with useful vehicle tips and event information, as well as insights into exclusive owners’ benefits. As part of the Lexus Enform navigation platform, XM NavTraffic® and XM NavWeather(TM) are available via individual XM® subscriptions. All XM services include a complimentary 90-day trial subscription.
The price increases on other select Lexus models range from $300 for the IS 250 and IS 350 to $900 for the GS 450h and SC 430. A complete list of model-by-model price adjustments is attached below.
The new prices will become effective with vehicles produced on December, 2009.