Lexus is passionately committed to the environment with an acute awareness of the way our actions today will affect future generations. We are leaders in the development of luxury hybrid technology and continue to work hard to make constant improvements.
Other manufacturers in the luxury market have created confusion as to the advantages of a full hybrid, such as those offered by Lexus, as opposed to mild hybrids offered by rivals. Lexus will forever innovate and seek better solutions to minimise the impact we have, investing in the future of the planet.
A Vision for the Future
Rising global temperatures are caused by rapidly increasing levels of gases like CO2 in the atmosphere. Yet this is caused by more than simply motor vehicle emissions. Energy consumption and the waste that is generated during manufacturing also have a significant impact.
Lexus has always looked further ahead, not simply in designing better vehicles to drive, but in helping to create a better world in which to live. We have been thinking green for many years. The development of hybrid technology is central to our commitment to develop better solutions not only for Lexus drivers, but also for the planet.
Hybrid and Beyond
Our commitment also extends well beyond hybrid technology. The development of innovations like VVT-i, direct injection, lightweight alloy engines and advanced transmissions have dramatically improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. Body designs honed in wind tunnels minimise power-sapping wind drag.
Computer modelling before actual manufacture allows bodies to be designed which are lighter in weight without compromising strength, by eliminating unnecessary excess material in non-critical areas.
Advanced plastics like Toyota Super Olefin Polymer used in interiors are able to be recycled, while the amount of lead and mercury have been reduced by substituting them for environmentally friendlier materials in many cases.