The 2008 Lexus LS 600h is a refined-looking car with all the tech you could ask for, both under the hood and in the cabin. Its hybrid system gives it a better environmental pedigree than its luxury class competitors, and its driving performance is very good.
Lexus' new flagship sedan is based on the LS 460 L. The LS 600h uses the same body as the LS 460 L and similar cabin electronics, but the LS 600h uses a hybrid drivetrain and gets a few other performance features.
The LS 600h has a long wheelbase, with plenty of legroom for the rear passengers. The profile is fairly conventional, with a roofline that holds its height over the back seat, for headroom, before sloping down to the trunk.
The powertrain in the LS 600h combines a 389 horsepower 5-liter engine with a 165 kilowatt electric motor, for a total of 438 horsepower. The car may not be as speedy as a V-12, but it gets fuel economy similar to many V-6 engines.
The green frame in the back-up camera shows the location of the parking space that the LS 600h will automatically back into. You can adjust the position of the parking frame to match a real-world parking space.
The music server screen, 10GB of hard drive space, uses a similar layout as the CD screen. We would prefer an interface that lets you view all the music by genre, artist, album, or track, similar to what you would find on most MP3 players.