Toyota Motor Corp. continues its efforts to manage hybrid fever with more than 9,000 pre-sold orders for the ’06 Lexus RX 400h gas-electric hybrid cross/utility vehicle that has been delayed until next year, and every reason to believe it will be sold out immediately. “If we’ve got 9,000 orders today, we’ll certainly be close to 20,000 by April or May (when the vehicle is expected to be on sale),” Denny Clements, Lexus group vice president and general manager, tells Ward’s. Lexus RX ...

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