Lexus is betting high on its ES 300h hybrid, which will be out by next year. The company has predicted that the car, which debuted at the New York Auto Show in April, will sell a whopping 15,000 units a year in the US, reports Wards Auto.
The manufacturer claims that the hybrid variant will account for about a quarter of the ES 300 sedans sold. This is largely because its mark-up will be less than those for Lexus’s GS and RX hybrids. The company is expected to set a price for the car in August.
Lexus’ hybrid sales in the US went up 38 percent (13,197 units) in May, compared to the same period of the previous year.
ES 300h hybrid will have 200 horsepower and will have an EPA rating of about 40 miles per gallon combined.