HERE is Jade B. Sison again, commandeering my space—gladly.
“There are many benefits when you drive a Lexus hybrid electric vehicle. It helps reduce carbon emissions, is fuel efficient and cheaper to run. And here’s the clincher: It exempts you from number coding in Metro Manila.
“Lexus hybrid electric owners can breathe a sigh of relief because, according to the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the newly passed Republic Act 11697 or the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA) law, all electrified vehicles (EVs), battery electric vehicles (fully electric), hybrid vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will not be apprehended during number coding days.
“Lexus continues to be driven in offering its customers with hybrid electric vehicles that provide comfort, practicality, and sustainability which, because of the new law, you can now use daily.
“These features, drawn from a vibrant Japanese heritage, are proudly built and engineered by master craftsmen.
“Available in the UX 250h F Sport and UX 200h, these models are very responsive to drive and do not require much plugging in for recharging.
“The hybrid Lexus NX 350h Premier and NX 350h Executive are powered by a powerful engine with a high-output electric motor. They use a control logic exclusive to Lexus to achieve an optimized balance of acceleration performance and reduced fuel consumption.
“The gasoline engine develops 190hp and 239Nm of torque, while the front and rear motor generators add 182hp and 54hp, respectively.
“The NX 350h Premier comes with electric folding rear seats, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound system, and a power rear hatch with a kick sensor.
“The IS 300h sport sedan was born and bred at the Shimoyama Technical Center Test Track, where the toughest and most challenging roads in the world have been recreated.
“Under the svelte and sculpted lines of the IS 300h is a powerful-yet-efficient hybrid drivetrain. It is powered by a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder mated to a Lexus E-CVT intelligent transmission for optimum efficiency in every driving condition.
“It is also available in IS300H Executive and IS300H Premier variants.
“The Lexus ES 300h Executive ES 300h Luxury is quieter, safer and more spacious than ever before.
“The RX 450h, NX 300h and the LS 500h flagship model now carry the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System for an all-new driving experience.”
PEE STOP Here’s Honda’s pressed down prices: BR-V 1.5S MT P1,090,000, BR-V 1.5S CVT P1,150,000, BR-V 1.5V CVT P1,295,000, and BR-V 1.5VX CVT Honda SENSING P1,390,000… My gratitude to Aimee Li of Toyota Commonwealth for her grace and kindness to someone, who, despite being a complete stranger to her, she had extended precious time and undiminished assistance. Aimee displayed the ultimate trait of what a model entrepreneur is: Faithful and dedicated to a customer from start to finish. Cheers!