5.0-Liter V8 Engine
Advanced technologies including the innovative D-4S fuel injection system and VVT-iE deliver the performance characteristics befitting a premium luxury car, including high output with excellent fuel efficiency, quiet operation, and exceptional environmental performance.
Combining dynamic driving with overwhelming quietness and instantaneous power with exceptional environmental performance, Lexus Hybrid Drive intelligently combines the power of a highly-efficient 5.0-liter gasoline engine with electric power from a high-output motor.
Power Control Unit
With excellent inverter output as well as a high-output electric motor with ample capacity for applying the power control unit’s high current to the vehicle’s power, this system delivers quiet powerful acceleration at start-up and instantaneously-responsive linear acceleration at speed.
The compact form of the high-output Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) battery installed in the luggage compartment, contributes to the ample luggage space. Its excellent cooling performance is boosted by using cold air from the rear cooler.
The high-efficiency regenerative brake system activates the motor as a generator while decelerating and braking, converting the moving vehicle’s kinetic energy into electric energy and using it to charge the battery.
Hybrid System Indicator
To help support eco-friendly driving which is determined by the combined output of motor and engine, the indicator displays the real time status of the hybrid system in areas that show ‘Charge’, ‘Eco’ and ‘Power’ operation.