Lexus LS 600h L launch delayed

If you’re waiting to get in the driver seat of the new Lexus LS 600h L this June, we have some bad news for you. Toyota has delayed the launch of the car until late July or early August without giving a reason. Mike Michels, a Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. spokesman, said the June time frame given to the press in March was an estimate.

“This is the most sophisticated vehicle the company has ever produced and, of course, very limited volume,” Michels told Automotive News. “For this reason, our routine final production quality checks are even more rigorous than usual.”

Lexus has already received 1,650 orders for the Lexus LS600h L, of which it expects to sell 2,000 units of annually. The car will start with a base price of $104,750. Some limited-edition LS 600h Ls have already been sold through Neiman Marcus, whose representative said the cars would be delivered to customers by late July or early August.

The Lexus LS 600h L is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine that produces 430 horsepower while still delivering fuel efficiency equal to the combined fuel-economy ratings of V6 all-wheel-drive mid-sized luxury sedans.

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