As promised, Lexus revealed the hybrid version of the new GS at Frankfurt Motor Show.
And just like the old GS hybrid, it looks the same as normal models which is great, because nobody realizes you are driving a hybrid!
The 2012 GS 450h is powered by a a V6 Atkinson cycle petrol engine, with a two-motor hybrid system in a front-engine/rear-wheel drive configuration. The system has a total output of 338 hp, does 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds ad has an electronically limited top speed of 131 mph.
Lexus definitely wanted this car to drive as well as it saves fuel, so they fitted it with re-engineered bodyshell, new suspension, more powerful brakes and leading-edge technologies such as Active Variable Suspension (AVS) and Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS).
For economy’s sake, it comes with the second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system, achieving both significant reductions in fuel consumption, CO2, NOx and PM emissions with performance that is more than satisfying for everybody.
The new GS is equipped with the most technologically advanced active safety and driver assistance systems available on the market today. VDIM Step 5 now integrates the new DRS system, while the Advanced Pre-Crash Safety system (PCS) incorporates a Driver Monitor Camera and a complementary Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC). On the new GS, the ACC will function at all speeds down to 0mph.
Additional active safety features include Lane-Keep Assist (LKA), a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), the Lexus Night View system and a Head-Up Display (HUD) with an expanded content menu.