Lexus hybrids prove faultless in What Car? Reliability Survey

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Self-charging hybrid electric models from Lexus have registered perfect 100 per cent scores in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey. The results drawn from the responses of more than 18,000 British motorists reaffirm the long-lasting quality and durability of the technology, implemented by Lexus since 2005.

The Lexus CT 200h luxury compact hatchback was one of three cars to achieve a blemish-free record in the survey, with respondents reporting no faults at all in the past year. Its achievement was not a quirk: the strength-in-depth of the Lexus model range earned the brand first place overall in the rankings for most reliable manufacturer, with a score of 99.3 per cent.

Announcing the results, What Car? reported: “Many people worry that hybrid and electric cars will be less reliable and costlier to service and repair, due to all the new technology they utilise. However, two of the three cars with a 100 per cent reliability rating come from this class: the Lexus CT and Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Owners of these two hybrid hatchbacks told us their cars had performed perfectly over the previous 12 months; not one experienced a problem.”

Lexus CT

For Lexus, it’s a third year running at the top, having headed the tables in 2017 and 2018, while the CT 200h strengthens its position as the nation’s most dependable luxury car, having also achieved a 100 per cent score in the 2017 survey.

Reliability is one of the key factors behind the rapid growth in popularity of Lexus hybrids, together with the technology’s fundamental fuel economy and low emissions, smooth and refined performance and competitive ownership costs. Hybrid electric models currently account for more than 99 per cent of Lexus new vehicle sales in the UK.

Paul Van der Burgh, President and Managing Director of Lexus in the UK, said: “We are committed to delivering the highest levels of quality, durability and reliability in every car we make, so it is very rewarding to see how this is reflected in the day-to-day ownership experiences of our customers. The What Car? survey confirms that our self-charging hybrid electric technology is robust and can be relied upon to do the job, mile after mile.”

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