Lexus unveiled the new full hybrid version of the GS series at the Shanghai Auto Show ahead of the car’s launch in selected markets around the world by the end of the year. The GS 300h is poised to be on of the most efficient car in its class with CO2 emissions of below 110g/km.
The hybrid system in this car consists of a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with D-4S direct injection technology, and a compact, powerful electric motor. The power is sent to the rear wheels. Lexus has not yet announced the performance figures for the GS 300h, but if the previous GS hybrid is any indication, there will be no compromise on power.
The new Lexus GS 300h will launch in China, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It joins the GS 450h and GS 250 in the UK, and the GS 350 and 350 AWD (all-wheel drive) models, which are available elsewhere.
This new model expands Lexus’ lineup of hybrid models. Together with parent company Toyota they have sold over 5 million hybrid cars so far.