Mark Templin, Lexus at the 2009 Los Angeles autoshow

Mark Templin, Lexus division group Vice President and General Manager talked with me at the 2009 Los Angeles autoshow about the amount of hybrids that Lexus has on the market.

We were in front of the LFA. Templin told me that only 500 would be made, at a cost of $375,000, and then they “would throw away the mold”. Doubtful!

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.