Lexus hybrid is a sport version of a budget crossover. The production of new cars was launched in the year 2006 and since then the popularity of the car rose year by year. The model faced significant redesign and reengineering of the engine. This resulted in a revised fuel injection system which changed the amount of fuel consumption for 100 km. The most recent versions have also a bit redesigned interior and some elements of the body style, which were not present in the previous models.
The car boasts a 3.5-liter four-stroke engine, which delivers 245 horsepower. The model is front-wheel drive in design. This presupposes two generators, which work with different types of fuel. One generator is supplied by gas; the other is driven by the engine. Transmission is a means of connection between motors and the power plant. Some models use the third generator under the hood, others have electric motors only. The car has relatively small amount of fuel consumption and harmful emissions.
The exterior of the car is very masculine, which is reinforced by the large grille and expressive lines of the body shape. So the front design of the car is rather aggressive, which gives visible power to the vehicle. The rear corners are connected by integrated fenders, which look rather harmonious in the exterior.
The cabin is full of high-quality leather and wood elements. Some versions provide a full package of leather upholstery. The steering wheel has completely changed and became more comfortable and sensitive to touch. The system of driver’s assistance works well and is put within the easy reach of the pilot. The central console abounds in different buttons and a large screen. The amount of standard amenities is various. Some of them serve to create the comfortable seating adjustments; others operate to give the cabin a luxurious look. But on the whole this five-passenger’s cabin provides sufficient space for legs and head.
The car is rather expensive, but the cost is compensated by a very functional handling and comfort of the cabin. The fuel consumption is not high, which is quite positive for a hybrid car. On the other hand, this crossover is eco-friendly, which provides ergonomic seats and spacious room for occupants.