Originally Posted by LexBob2
Over on Car Chat I saw some information that said in January '13, 23% of Lexus sales were hybrids. The wording made it sound like that included all hybrids offered by the brand.
The premium for other Lexus hybrid models:
With these premiums it would take 10 or more years to recapture your cost of purchasing a hybrid. Not surprised that hybrids only comprise 23% of overall Lexus sales. I think the ES 300h is unique in that it costs only $2,700 more than the ES E350 and takes 3 years to recoup. People who want stictly performance will opt for the GS, others who want a buttery smooth ride, Lexus reliability, new sleek design will opt to go for the ES 300h.