Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2018: Al-Futtaim Lexus, leader in green luxury mobility since 2010 and distributor of the largest line-up of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) in the UAE, walked away with the Best Premium Midsize SUV of the year Award at the fourth edition of the 'ArabWheels Awards 2018”.
Lexus RX450, introduced to the UAE in 2012 and winner of the trophy, has always driven the growth in Lexus Hybrid Electric (HEV) sales, as it accounts for approximately 50% of the brand’s HEV sales in the UAE.
Commenting on the achievement, Mohammed Maktari, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Lexus said: “We are very proud to receive this award and we thank the ArabWheels team for their dedicated efforts reviewing all shortlisted vehicles across all categories. Winning the best Premium Midsize SUV Award demonstrates all stakeholders’ efforts towards highlighting the importance of sustainable mobility. RX450h is one of our best-selling Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the UAE and has been playing an active role in reducing our carbon footprint in the country”.
HEV is the most practical environmentally-friendly mobility solution, and comes with the advantage of imposing no infrastructure changes and no shifts in the driver’s behavior while offering uncompromised driving range and performance.
As of today, Lexus sells 9 full Hybrid Electric models globally, making it the only premium brand with such a large HEV lineup. In the UAE, Al-Futtaim Lexus offers 6 luxury HEV choices including Lexus LS 500h, LC 500h, GS 450h, RX 450h, CT 200h and the recently introduced ES300h.
ArabWheels Awards is an annual event presented by ArabWheels’ media platforms – magazine, website, apps, web TV, and e-news to recognize and acknowledge the latest and greatest of the automotive world.