AUSTRIA: Lexus re-thinks hybrid-only plans
Lexus has re-thought its plans to sell only hybrid versions of its models in Europe.
The redesigned GS, which is just being rolled out, will be available with a 2.5-litre petrol engine by popular demand.
Paul Van der Burgh, director of Lexus Europe, said that customers, particularly in the top-selling countries – Russia and the UK – still want the option of a petrol engine rather than a hybrid.
He said: “There are some 7,000 petrol GS owners out there since the car was launched in 1993 and they have remained loyal to us and we want the keep them.
“We are making petrol models for other markets around the world so there is no great cost implication in making them available for Europe.”
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