Lexus has canned the petrol-engined GS and LS models in the UK market, cutting the range down to hybrid models only.

The GS and LS ranges now consist of one model each – the GS450h and L600h – and Lexus will only sell the new RX as a hybrid in the UK (it is available with the petrol V6 in the US).

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A Lexus source described the decision as “a logical move for the company”.

The IS range will remain as it is, with petrol and diesel options still available.

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