Popular Lexus hybrid models take part in AJAC EcoRun challenge

(TORONTO, ON – JUNE 1st, 2016) Lexus offers Canadian drivers the most proven advanced and efficient hybrid technology on the planet, wrapped in luxury levels of design and performance – and puts that to the test in the 2016 EcoRun – an annual event organized by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and taking place June 1-3 between Toronto and Ottawa.

“A Lexus hybrid offers all of the luxury that discerning guests desire – from comfort to safety to features. Then it does more, thanks to a remarkably fuel-efficient powertrain that delivers the winning combination of advanced power and performance, plus environmental responsibility,” said Jennifer Barron, Director of Lexus Canada. “We welcome this opportunity to demonstrate to our guests the many benefits of owning and driving a Lexus hybrid.”

During the EcoRun, AJAC members will test-drive advanced technology vehicles from Lexus and other makers. The event is designed to inform Canadians about these vehicles and provide accurate data to help make wise purchase decisions.

Highlights of Lexus’ EcoRun entries are as follows:

2016 Lexus CT200h:

Efficiency meets exhilaration in the world’s first luxury hybrid hatchback. Everything about the CT 200h has been crafted for exceptional performance – and remarkable efficiency. The CT’s refined interior, fun-to-drive handling, welcome versatility and flawless attention to detail combine to deliver an advanced and engaging driving experience. The EcoRun test vehicle is the Lexus CT 200h F SPORT Series 2 model.

2016 Lexus RX 450h:

The RX 450h is bold and elegant. The latest generation of the world’s first luxury SUV is a standout crossover vehicle – combining a new, chiselled exterior, an elegant cabin, exceptional performance, delightfully agile handling, and a long list of advanced safety technologies as standard – plus remarkable fuel efficiency that puts the RX in a class by itself. The EcoRun test vehicle is the Lexus RX 450h, enhanced with the Executive Package.

About Lexus of Canada

Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 38 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by great design and passion for innovation, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products, services and experiences to meet the needs of luxury guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: