16 June 2004

Lexus is lobbying the Government to make its first luxury hybrid car, the petrol-electric RX400h, qualify for the same tax breaks as parent company Toyota’s Prius (right).

If it succeeds, the hybrid SUV could go on sale in spring 2005 with a Powershift grant of around £1000 off the purchase price, and concessions on road tax and London’s Congestion Charge.

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