Certain models still have large price premiums, but others will have their hybrid premiums significantly lowered. For example, the NX and RX hybrids now cost just $950 and $1,025 more respectively than their gas engine counterparts for 2018. These premiums were $3,035 and $5,820 in 2017. Michael Moore, senior manager for Lexus product marketing, said that "The number one focus was we want to make this powertrain available to more people and with this new strategy, we think we will be able to accomplish that." In the past, hybrid models offered addition features compared to base gas engine models, but hybrid versions will now be more comparable to normal base models.