Lexus showcases its extensive hybrid line-up at WETEX

Luxury hybrid player key contributor to UAE’s green and sustainability initiatives

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, April 20th 2015: For the third consecutive year, Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, is participating in the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) from April 21 to 23 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

“WETEX provides us with the appropriate green platform to showcase Lexus’ innovation credentials in the premium hybrid vehicle segment,” said Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors. “In the UAE, we offer the largest lineup of premium hybrid models allowing us to cater for wider target segments within the luxury automotive market.” Lexus will showcase its LSh, GSh, RXh and CTh at the exhibition. The vehicles are equipped with the cutting-edge Lexus Hybrid Drive (LHD) technology featuring an Electric Vehicle-Drive Mode that enables vehicles to run purely on electric power at lower speeds and with zero emissions.

Since its introduction, Lexus Hybrid Drive system has evolved and is now widely considered as the most advanced automotive powertrain in the world. 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; performance, fuel efficiency, cleanness and quietness.

From launch, Lexus LSh was the world’s first prestige luxury and AWD V8 hybrid. With 438 total system horsepower, a 0-to-100 time of 5.5 seconds and world-class amenities, it’s no wonder that Lexus’ flagship sedan remains a leader among luxury vehicles today. Lexus RXh gives drivers more than they would ever expect, delivering efficiency and exhilaration with 295 total system horsepower. Lexus CTh is powered by a 1.8 liter full hybrid powertrain producing performance levels equivalent to a 2 liter gasoline engine, while the Lexus GSh defies compromise and convention featuring a 3.5 liter V6 engine - the innovative D-4S (Direct-injection 4-stroke Superior-version) and a highly efficient Atkinson Cycle engine.


About Lexus

Driven by the vision to create the finest luxury car, combining speed, safety, comfort, and elegance, Lexus was launched in 1983. The first Lexus, the flagship LS 400, was introduced in 1989 and Lexus has since continued to set new standards for luxury vehicles around the world. With a vast sales network in over 70 countries, Lexus is ranked among the 10 largest Japanese luxury global brands. Its world headquarters is located in Japan, with major operational centres in Europe and the United States.

In the UAE, Lexus is exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors and has the largest line up of hybrid cars in the UAE, in addition to an extensive line-up of sedans, SUVs, a coupe and a high performance car. These include Lexus CTh, IS, ES, GS, GSh, LS and LSh in addition to Lexus RC coupe and RCF high performance car, while the SUV range includes the all-new NX, RX, RXh, GX and LX.

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About Al-Futtaim Motors

Al-Futtaim Motors is a member of Al-Futtaim Group, the leading UAE business conglomerate, and the exclusive distributor for Toyota, Lexus and Hino in the country. For over half a century, Al-Futtaim Motors has provided quality sales and after-sales service to its customers through a wide network of Sales Showrooms as well as Service and Parts facilities strategically located throughout the UAE. Four out of every 10 cars on UAE’s roads have been purchased through an Al-Futtaim Motors showroom making it the undisputed automotive leader in the country.

For further information please contact:

Suzan Kazzi

Communications Manager, Al-Futtaim Motors

+971 56 686 1887

Tariq Zuroub

Public Relations Manager, GMASCO

+971 56 681 7883