2014 Lexus GS 300h press release

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December 10, 2013. The fourth Lexus GS first went on in Europe in 2012 as a three range comprising the GS 250, the GS 350 AWD and the flagship, the full hybrid GS Adding a fourth model to the the Lexus GS 300h launch in December 2013.

Positioned at the of the E-Premium segment, the new GS 300h reinforce Lexus’ appeal to the market, representing an attractive to 2.0 litre diesel engined The Lexus GS 300h is expected to for more than 55% of all GS sales, a part of that percentage fleet customers.

With the IS on the market since summer of and the new CT 200h to be launched early in the GS 300h will bring new to Lexus’ line-up of full vehicles in three core segments: C, D and E Premium.

Coinciding the launch of the new Lexus GS 300h, design, technology and safety are introduced across the entire GS range.

The Lexus GS 300h also be available as an F SPORT featuring bespoke design and model-specific technologies for an even engaging drive.


The new front engined, drive Lexus GS 300h’s generation Lexus Hybrid system is similar to that in the IS 300h. Featuring a L4 Atkinson petrol engine with direct injection technology and two motors, it offers significant in fuel consumption and CO2, NOx and (PM) emissions, and a uniquely and engaging driving experience.

The hybrid drive system a powerful 105 kW/143 DIN hp electric with a 2.5 litre, four-cylinder, 16 DOHC Atkinson cycle engine featuring a next D-4S fuel injection Dual VVT-i and a high-efficiency Gas Recirculation (EGR) system. The develops 133 kW/181 DIN hp at 6,000 and 221 Nm of torque at 4,200-5,400 rpm.

With the rear wheels through the hybrid system’s controlled Continuously Variable (ECVT), total system is 164 kW/223 DIN hp.

Conversely, the new Lexus hybrid returns class-leading CO2 starting from 109 g/km and an fuel consumption of 4.7 l/100 km.


As with every in the GS range, the Lexus GS 300h has designed to offer customers an driving experience.

Specific management combined with narrow panel gaps and of numerous aerodynamic under-body and aero-stabilising fins award the full hybrid a drag of only Cd 0.26.

Body optimised already on the 2012 GS precise response to steering Double wishbone front and rear suspension systems improved agility, optimum feel and a particular focus on stability, further enhancing legendary ride comfort.

The braking system of the 2012 GS features more powerful improved pedal feel and Electronically Controlled Braking for greater responsiveness and more ABS control.

In addition, the Adaptive Suspension (AVS) available on the GS 300h fine-tunes ride by independently adjusting the performance of the at all four wheels in response to input, vehicle body and road surface conditions.

As with the GS 450h F SPORT, the new GS F SPORT version features front and rear suspension to enhance the efficiency of the AVS system, body control and steering

Exterior Design

The new Lexus GS shares the bold, dynamic design of the rest of the GS model including an aggressive frontal featuring the brand’s trademark grille design. A further of Lexus’ unique, L-finesse philosophy, it gives the GS range the commanding road presence to a Lexus performance sedan.

A new of F SPORT-specific exterior colours is with the launch of the GS 300h F White, Starlight Black and Blue. LED fog lamps are also now on F SPORT models and, exclusive to the F SPORT grade, 19 wheels are now also available on grade GS models.

Interior and Comfort

The beautifully crafted GS represents a continuation of Lexus’ design evolution.

An ergonomically dual-zone, driver-focused cockpit increased driver’s seat range with optimum placement and advanced Human Interface technologies, enabling to remain alert and comfortable long periods of time.

A of highly innovative technologies enhance the quality of life They include an ‘S-Flow’ saving air-conditioning system integrated climate management and winning ‘nanoe’ technology, and a generation Remote Touch (RTI) linked to one of the world’s 12.3 full colour LED multi-information display screens.

In the Lexus GS 300h may be equipped a top-of-the-range, 17-speaker Mark Premium Audio system sound quality equivalent to of a live concert hall

The introduction of the GS 300h sees the GS interior additionally enhanced by a boot-type shift lever and the availability of a new, colour Display (HUD) system.

with the entire GS range, the GS 300h offers ample to all occupants, with a particular on head and leg room. The GS 300h provide exceptional comfort and holding characteristics for the widest range of body types. And door openings feature apertures for ingress and egress, at head height.

Allied to the exceptional comfort levels, materials and finishes convey a look and feel, with a of craftsmanship and attention to detail for Lexus is globally renowned.


The GS’s state-of-the-art technology now also includes a new Hotspot system, which independent, high speed connectivity for every vehicle once the car is switched on.

It operates via two 3G antennas which guarantee connectivity even at high speeds.

The system not only superior performance to that of a hotspot, but is also free the excessive battery drainage and limitations which typify Wi-Fi connectivity.

Available as an Lexus accessory, Lexus is hard wired into the car to provide a constant power


The Lexus GS model is comprehensively equipped with one of the technologically advanced active and driver assistance system available on the market today.

An Advanced Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) incorporates a Driver Camera, and a complementary Adaptive Control system (ACC) at all speeds down to 0 km/h on the GS and the new GS 300h.

Additional active features include a Lane-Keep (LKA) system, the Lexus View system, and, available with the Lexus GS a Rear Cross Traffic (RCTA) system. RCTA the BSM (Blind Spot Monitor) to alert the driver to approaching when backing out of a parking

Furthermore the GS 300h benefits an Intelligent Adaptive Front-lighting (I-AFS) with Automatic Beam, and enhanced pedestrian 10 airbags and rear seatbelt are fitted as standard.

Cost of

The Lexus GS 300h will customers considerable cost of advantages thanks to a unique of low maintenance and running costs, tax incentives or benefits in many countries and high residual

The GS 300h’s Lexus Hybrid system has been specifically for outstanding durability and low maintenance.

The has been designed with no for a clutch; the starter motor and are integral to the hybrid system and no servicing or replacement over the of the vehicle; and the conventional timing has been replaced by a maintenance-free chain.

With no need to service or replace these Lexus GS 300h customers therefore, realise a saving of 1,700 euros — the cost alone — an ownership period of 5 years.

Hybrid Drive technology has a impact on both brake and wear. Thanks to the efficiency of the braking system in delivering the half of all braking force, pad and disc wear is significantly Over the course of 90,000 km, the GS is expected to require no disc and just one set of new brake pads a further saving of some 500 in the cost of parts alone.

The life of the Lexus GS 300h’s will also be greatly The 20% higher tyre pressure of vehicles helps to reduce shoulder wear, whilst smooth, linear power and the vehicle’s balanced weight reduces wear to the tyre Over 90,000km, only one new set of will be required, effecting a saving of 750 euros.

Overall, 3 years, 90,000km lease the GS 300h will realise pad, disc and tyre over 2.0l diesel of about 1,250 euros.

assessed for performance and durability, and up by over 15 years of in-service the full hybrid battery is to last the entire life of the

Combining this component with reduced labour during servicing, Lexus GS maintenance costs are expected to be the lowest in the segment.


Producing class-leading CO2 emissions from just 109 g/km, and superior fuel efficiency of km, the GS 300h combines low running with signif-icant tax incentives or in many European countries, France, Spain and UK.

In the UK, for example, the fleet owner and company car realise a significant tax advantage key diesel-powered segment rivals, for fleet owners accounts to in average, whilst company car pay on average around L2,800 in personal tax over a 3 year contract.

In France, the Lexus GS 300h for an Eco Bonus benefit of 3,300

Companies receive a 2 years tax resulting in an advantage of 880 Euro. depending on region, a 100% or 50% fee exemption for hybrid vehicles is (100% for Paris, 50% for Brittany).

In its full hybrid status the new Lexus sedan a 75% discount on tax for 5 years -representing a 600 euro — which will benefit second hand GS 300h drivers. Spanish drivers also benefit lower parking fees and taxes.

Lexus Hybrid has now established itself as extremely both in terms of consumption and In recognition of this, the GS 450h has won the 2013 Wertmeister Award (a between Auto Bild and in Germany for the lowest depreciation in its reinforcing the high levels of customers place in Lexus hybrid vehicles.

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