11/08/2004 Torrance, CA
Lexus announced to its dealers on Friday that the RX 400h luxury hybrid SUV will go on sale April 15, 2005. Lexus has more than 9,500 confirmed pre-sold orders for the 2006 RX 400h with more than 46,000 consumers registering online for more information about the worldï¿½s first luxury hybrid vehicle through the companyï¿½s website, www.Lexus.com.
The RX 400h is the first vehicle to provide a powerful new performance dimension to the traditional hybrid advantages of high mileage and low emissions.
“We’ve received significantly more pre-launch consumer interest for the 400h than any vehicle in our entire 15-year history,” said Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager, Denny Clements. “Although the on sale date is confirmed, we are attempting to move the start of production up even earlier in 2005 to build up sufficient inventories to help meet the demand we expect in mid-April,” he added.
In addition, Lexus Financial Services announced it will extend lease agreements to current Lexus owners who have placed orders for a RX 400h by as much as 12 months, if necessary, to accommodate those customers who have voiced concern that their Lexus lease might run-out before their RX 400h arrives.