The latest Lexus models for 2006 have been recognized worldwide in their own merit. Lexus is a luxury vehicle with a huge success which impress the buyers by its performance. It is a hybrid powertrain vehicle of the range GS sedan, considered to be the first true Lexus, or the first Lexus designed and built for global consumption, as well as the first vehicle to integrate the luxury marques new L-Finesse design language in production trim.
Hybrid cars are known to be oriented on reducing fuel consumption and emission levels. They are generally slow and not very pleasant to drive. Lexus has just changed that launching the first high performance hybrid vehicle, the GS 450h. With a total power of 345 bhp, this new Lexus can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds, reach a limited top speed of 155 mph with a combined fuel efficiency of 30 mpg.
Not as impressive as a V12 diesel engine that usually race the Le Mans series, but this is quite a debut: Toyota Motor has announced that it has entered a race-prepped version of its Lexus GS450h hybrid sedan in Japan’s Tokachi 24-hour endurance race. The car will be raced by Sigma Automotive Racing Division (SARD), a group that races Toyota s in the Japanese Super GT series. The GS450h race car features a maximum hybrid system with an output of about 345 hp, with peak output of the gas (...) More
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, powered by an electric motor and gasoline engine, will go on sale in North America and Japan in April and in Europe in May. Toyota Motor Corp., which leads the world in the new market for energy-efficient hybrid cars, is targeting global sales of 5,700 vehicles this year — 2,000 (...) More
The 2007 Lexus GS 450h is the world’s first hybrid luxury sedan and the first full hybrid vehicle with a front engine and rear wheel drive. ’Once again, we’ve applied our formula of no compromise engineering - this time to a luxury sport sedan which proves to us that hybrid power trains can work superbly in virtually any application,’ said Lexus Vice President of Marketing Mark Templin. ’It’s very important to continue pursuing substantial reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, while (...) More