Lexus will headline its 2008 Australian International Motor Show line-up with the LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept. The hybrid concept will be one of two all-new Lexus vehicles to be displayed at the show. The all-wheel drive LF-Xh features a V6 petrol engine mated to a high-output electric motor hybrid system, reinforcing Lexus' commitment to a hybrid future.

Designed by Lexus' Shuhei Miyashita, the concept aims to capture the essence of Lexus' unique L-Finesse design philosophy for an SUV.

The LF-Xh's aggressive stance and edgy design features large LED headlamps, handleless doors and distinct blue hybrid badging.

Interior design has also been heavily influenced by Lexus' L-Finesse design language, featuring a large flowing centre console and wrap-around dashboard housing hybrid-inspired blue instruments.

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Lexus Chief Executive John Roca said the Lexus stand at the 2008 Australian International Motor Show would be its biggest ever in Australia.

"In particular, the LF-Xh concept demonstrates our ongoing commitment to hybrid technology as a core Lexus power-train.

"Lexus hybrid drive is a core strength for us. We have already incorporated it into several production models, and our intention is to continue to grow our hybrid vehicle line-up," said Mr Roca.

"While others continue to talk about their moves to new power-train technologies, Lexus has been making it available to consumers in Australia since 2006," said Roca.