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Demand for luxury hybrid saloon cars is high with a number of manufacturers reporting healthy figures for advance orders, according to Auto Express.

Demand for luxury hybrid saloon cars is high with a number of manufacturers reporting healthy figures for advance orders, according to Auto Express.

The magazine reports that some dual petrol and electric-powered new cars which hit the market on October 1st, such as models by Mercedes and Lexus, are now reaching their delivery limits.

It is thought that drivers, including those who may have recently secured new car finance, looking to buy a new hybrid Lexus could have to wait until spring for delivery.

Auto Express also reports that Mercedes is reporting that 230 buyers so far have placed deposits for its S-Class dual power vehicle - although this is not expected to be on the market until 2010.

The Lexus LS 600h model comes with a price tag of £81,400 while the top-of-the range L version, which costs an extra £6,600, is capable of achieving 0-62 mph in 6.3 seconds from a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine.

The Japanese car manufacturer has often been keen to promote itself as being at the forefront of futuristic technology and in 2002 built its conceptual 2054 model specifically for use in Steven Spielberg's futuristic sci-fi thriller Minority Report.


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