Latest Automotive News

Subscribe in a reader

Lexus Launches GS450h in Japan

Email   small font medium font large font

Lexus launched in Japan today the GS450h as the first hybrid sedan in the Lexus lineup.  The GS450h, powered by the world's first hybrid system designed specifically for rear-wheel-drive passenger vehicles, is available through "Lexus" dealers nationwide.

The GS450h is emblematic of the GS series, aiming—in the GS fashion and in line with the Lexus concept of providing peace of mind even during high-speed driving—to offer, with its newly developed rear-wheel-drive hybrid system, advanced environment performance and a driving experience that stimulates people's sensitivities beyond mere numbers and performance.

GS450h (with options)
Lexus GS450h

Development of the GS450h's hybrid system was based on the concept of Hybrid Synergy Drive, which seeks to achieve outstanding driving performance, high fuel efficiency, low emissions and quiet operation.  The combination of a high-output 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with a high-performance motor provides dynamic performance on par with a conventional 4.5-liter vehicle, one of the world's highest fuel efficiency performances in its class (equivalent to that of a 2-liter engine) and clean exhaust emissions as well as the extremely quiet operation that is characteristic of hybrid vehicles.  In addition, the GS450h features advanced technologies that enhance both safety and driving performance.

Lexus has positioned hybrid systems as a key technology for helping to deliver to customers the Lexus value of enjoying superior excitement and comfort, and, in proposing a direction for luxury vehicles in a new era, it intends to introduce additional hybrid models.

Receive the latest automotive news by email!

Enter your email address:

Related news
TOKYO (AP) _ Toyota's latest luxury car is powered by the world's first commercially mass produced hybrid system that's especially designed for rear-wheel drive vehicles. The Japanese automaker said Thursday the Lexus GS450h, ...
Lexus is leading the high performance hybrid charge with its 2007 Lexus GS450 Hybrid, which combines a 218 kW direct-injection 3.5-litreV6 with a 148 kW electric motor for breakthrough levels of hybrid ...
Lexus unveiled today the all-new 2008 LS600h L hybrid luxury sedan at the 2006 New York International Automobile Show (open to the press April 12 and 13; open to the ...
Lexus announces that it will unveil the five-door hybrid "CT200h1"—the first Lexus vehicle in the premium-compact segment—at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show2, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, for ...
Lexus, known for building elegant and capable luxury sedans, is moving into the high-speed sports car market with the new IS-F that was unveiled Monday. The car, powered by a ...
" Lexus announces the launch in Japan today of the "IS250C" convertible, an addition to the "IS250" "intelligent sports sedan" series. ...
Lexus announces that sales of the "RX350" in Japan started today and that sales of the "RX450h"* are to start in April. ...
TOKYO (AP) _ Mazda Motor Corp. said Thursday it is recalling more than 280,000 cars in Japan due to defects, the automaker's biggest vehicle recall on record in Japan. Mazda will recall 287,987 ...
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled the Japan model of its FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle, which will also be displayed at the Environmental Showcase at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit that begins July ...

Best Investment Newsletter

- 46% in 2008

- invest in the best performing US stocks only and sell them when the uptrend is over

- very easy to follow, simple buy/sell signals

- no need to have investing or trading experience

Find More Now!

Lexus Launches GS450h in Japan
> © 2006-2017 except where otherwise noted