The Lexus Div. of Toyota Motor Corp. announces production of the ’06 Lexus RX 400h hybrid luxury cross/utility vehicle will start March 7. The on-sale date for the gas-electric hybrid now is set for April 15. The hybrid version of the RX 330, as well as a hybrid version of the Toyota Highlander, were slated to go on sale this fall as ’05 models. But it became apparent that the planned output at the Kyushu, Japan, plant of 3,200 units a month of the two hybrids combined, would fall short. ...

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