Lexus LS 500h to demonstrate new heights of Luxury and Efficiency at the 2018 AJAC EcoRun

Flagship sedan to showcase the blending of luxury motoring with environmental excellence at the annual event hosted by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada


TORONTO, ON – June 20, 2018 – Are you ready to experience amazing? The 2018 Lexus LS 500h is the premium, hybrid-electric sedan that’s ready to demonstrate a remarkable blend of luxury, performance and efficiency as it makes its debut at the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s annual EcoRun event – taking place June 20-23 between Moncton and Fredericton in New Brunswick.

“The Lexus LS hybrid re-imagines our iconic flagship sedan with an evocative body design that conveys the emotional styling of a coupe, plus a re-engineered platform and all-new self-charging hybrid system that sets new standards for agility, comfort, and efficiency,” said Jennifer Barron, Director of Lexus in Canada. “From performance to technology to comfort and amenities, we’re thrilled to offer our Canadian guests the most exhilarating LS hybrid ever. We look forward to proving its remarkable efficiency and environmental performance at this year’s EcoRun.”

The LS 500h combines exhilarating performance with remarkable efficiency, courtesy of the first Lexus multi-stage hybrid powertrain – an advanced hybrid system specifically designed for high-performance luxury vehicles. Targeting class-leading fuel efficiency, this system delivers 354 net system power and can boost the LS 500h from a standing start to 100 km/h in just over five seconds. In addition, this model features the added all-weather confidence of all-wheel-drive, highly responsive and efficient electric power steering, and finely-tuned front and rear suspensions that achieve both the rigidity required for dynamic handling and the ride comfort that is essential in a prestige sedan.

Beyond the LS 500h’s advanced power train, designers took full advantage of the new Lexus global luxury platform to craft a prestige sedan with an impressively sleek silhouette and an aggressive ground-hugging stance. Inside, guests are welcomed to a cabin that is at once sensual and serene, reflecting the Lexus passion for Omotenashi – the Japanese art of hospitality – while the vehicle’s long-wheelbase configuration enables truly impressive spaciousness.

For complete and up to date details and specifications on the 2018 Lexus LS 500h and other advanced technology luxury vehicles – including an extensive portfolio of self-charging hybrid-electric sedans, coupes and SUVs – visit

About Lexus Canada

Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 39 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services and creating amazing experiences for their guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit:


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