FRANKFURT – Lexus Europe expects its hybrid models will outsell those equipped with conventional powertrains in 2009, a first for the auto maker. The trend springs from growing awareness of the technology and strict European-market mandates designed to cap carbon-dioxide emissions, says Andy Pfeiffenberg, vice president-Lexus Europe. Informed largely by the glittering global profile of the Toyota Prius sedan, flagship for the Hybrid Synergy Drive system featured in Lexus HEVs, European ...

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