Lexus launches new hybrid

JonathanApril 22, 2013

Lexus’ GS line recently got a brand new addition, as the 300h was revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show on April 21st. The full hybrid model is an ecologically responsible update for the range, targeting  CO2 emissions of under 110g/km.

The Lexus GS 300h saloon is expected to take the executive market by storm, with a focus on fleet and business consumers. Low CO2 emissions make the model one of the most efficient in its class, and a compact, four-cylinder engine provides optimal power. Despite all that, the new model is surprisingly affordable.

The 300h saloon shares the same hybrid setup as the new IS 300h sedan, featuring a 2.5-litre petrol engine with D-4S direct injection technology. Boasting an average horsepower rate of 164 kilowatts and fuel consumption of around six litres per 100 kilometres, the model is a triumph for the Japanese automaker and its parent company, Toyota.

Featuring a new full-colour head-up display which will project road speed, gear position, navigation details and safety alerts onto the windscreen, the 300h is a hyper-modern hybrid that’s exciting ecologically responsible consumers everywhere.

Lexus representative, Sean Hanley, said: “This is tomorrow’s technology today”.

Lexus can now claim a formidable hybrid range of eight models, including the CT 200h, GS 450h, RX 450h, LS 600h, ES 300h, HS 250h and the upcoming IS 300h. The GS 300h saloon will be sold internationally, throughout China, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. It is expected to be released for sale in the UK later this year.

Introduced in spring 2012, the GS range was highly successful immediately following its debut. Nearly 50,000 GS sales were recorded in 2012 alone. See what all the fuss is about and test drive your own Lexus GS Saloon 250 for £587.35 per month. This luxury model provides optimal power, going from 0 to 62 MPH in 8.6 seconds.

Or, try the sporty Lexus GS Saloon 450h which provides more conservative fuel efficiency, getting 45.6 MPG. UK Carline has great car leasing deals available for this model, starting at £846.59 per month.

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