Lexus Hybrid Drive (LHD) combines an advanced electric motor and powerful gasoline engine to deliver the perfectly balanced drive.
Like the very best conductors, LHD orchestrates peak performance from its twin powerplants while also dramatically improving fuel-efficiency.
When the electric motor operates alone, LHD provides a silent environment inside and outside the Lexus. It outputs zero CO2 emissions, and even in concert with the gasoline engine, delivers a clean-running operation to complete the four pillars of the LHD experience
Greater Dynamic Driving Experience
The combination of Lexus Hybrid Drive (LHD) and Electronic Continuous Variable Transmission (ECVT) provides two sensational acceleration experiences for the driver with “Normal mode” and “Sport mode”.
ECVT blends the ideal mix of engine and electric power – according to driving conditions – to create a smooth and seamless acceleration in Normal mode.
For a more dynamic driving experience in Sport mode, gasoline engine speed is increased more rapidly during acceleration.