Lexus offers RX 400h hybrid cars to PFA

Monday, June 23, 2008, 5:03 by Auto Correspondent

Lexus has given four Lexus RX 400h vehicles the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) in order to help raise awareness of the hybrid range among its players.Tipped as the world’s first premium SUV to feature a hybrid power system, the Lexus RX 400h comes equipped with the Lexus Hybrid Drive. This system enables the car to clock up to 62 mph in 7.6 seconds.

In the UK, the Lexus RX 400h hybrid car would be sold for £35,810. The offer comes with the option of the Lexus Mulitmedia Pack which includes an 11 speaker Mark Levinson premium hi-fi, premium in-car entertainment twin DVD system and satellite navigation with touch screen control, said an auto industry news report.

The four players who will be using the hybrids would be Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur, Craig Gardiner Aston Villa, Micah Richards Manchester City and David Wheater Middlesbrough.  Except Bale who has represented Wales, the players have donned the jersey for the England Under 21 squad at international level.

Nigel King from Lexus Corporate said, “The training ground car park of any premiership football club will display an array of prestige cars. This is a great opportunity to highlight Lexus Hybrid Drive in this sporting environment.”

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