Yes, I would, and indeed I did
I've got the Lexus RX400h. My wife and I are painfully luxury-minded, but we want to live green as well. She wanted an SUV in about the RX's size range, so it was down to it and its mainstream Toyota sibling, the Highlander hybrid limited. The Lexus won out for its more solid build and more luxurious interior.
The hybrid version of the RX at the dealership was a lot fewer in numbers than the RX350. In choosing a model, they had a white one there, a black one due to arrive in a few days, and a silver one that might have been available if delivered from the Northeast. That was it for the next three or four months. (We got the black one.) The demand is obviously there; why aren't they making more luxury hybrids?
Right now, Lexus is the only luxury brand making hybrids. They're rolling out a hybrid version of each of their models about one a year, with hybrid models right now of the RX, GS, and LS. Given the performance boosts alone, I'm really surprised that even Toyota is dragging its feet in offering a hybrid sports car--sure, they've got great concept cars like the Volta, but there's no hybrid sports cars on any of the dealer's lots. (The Lexus GS460h comes close, but it's more a comfy sedan that happens to perform. For the same money, sports car enthusiasts will gravitate instead towards a Corvette Z06 or an entry level Porsche.) There's also a lot of luxury-minded people who want to live green but don't want to give up leather interiors, roomy cabins, or V10 engines. Why can't Cadillac, Lincoln, Infiniti, Mercedes, and the like see the untapped potential here?
I'm also hoping that Toyota will give Lexus more emphasis on manufacturing hybrid models in higher volume, so we can see more of them on the road.
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