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The new and upcoming Big Lexus. just noticed in the Toyota site
that the new and upcoming Lexus 600hL has a _Dual Stage_ ECVT
coupled to a V8 displacing 5.0 litre and peak torque not disclosed yet.
Will post more once I can get hold of more info...

World's first trully luxury large Hybrid Sedan for the few that can afford them ! I wished I can afford one...
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L.A. Times' Highway 1 section has a review, generally favorable, but not happy with a 'lack of excitement." The best part? This tidbit implying Toyota doesn't think an EV switch harms the battery or gives emissions problems:

"The car has an electric-only mode button that will allow it to move at speeds up to 25 mph on all-electric power for six-tenths of a mile. Call it the domestic stealth mode, the one you use to sneak home late at night."

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