Lexus GS 450h Luxury
Lexus GS 450h Sports Luxury
Lexus GS 450h F Sport
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22nd May, 2012
Lexus Australia will launch its most efficient GS model yet - the all-new
second generation GS 450h in June 2012.
Featuring an advanced petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain, the all-new GS 450h will be priced* from $99,900*
GS 450h's efficient hybrid powerplant consumes just 6.3 litres of fuel per 100 km** - 20 per
cent less than the outgoing model - while CO2 emissions are as low as 147 g/km**.
In keeping with Lexus' performance hybrid mantra, the frugal GS 450h develops a combined power output of 254 kW and
accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds.
GS 450h also features greater space and onboard technology than its predecessor.
An innovative stacked hybrid battery helps liberate 45 per cent more space for the boot - increasing from 320 to 465
litres - while the redesigned chassis delivers greater interior space for occupants.
The GS 450h also continues Lexus' hybrid firsts, with GS 450h becoming the world's first hybrid available with
all-wheel steering, the first to feature an Atkinson cycle engine driving the rear wheels, and the first Atkinson cycle
engine to feature direct and port injection.
The innovative Lexus GS 450h is well-specified, with the availability of an advanced Pre-Collision safety System
(PCS)#, a Driver Fatigue Monitor camera#, and a complementary
Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC)#, which now functions at all speeds down to 0 km/h.
GS 450h's safety suite is boosted by a Blind Spot Monitor# as standard to detect vehicles in
adjacent lanes, and an expanded Head Up Display (HUD) unit that can now display road speed, cruise control, gear
position, turn-by turn navigation and tachometer.
Building on the recently launched GS 250 and 350 range, the GS 450h also features an expanded line-up featuring
Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury models - replacing the previous single Sports Luxury.
Lexus Australia chief executive Tony Cramb said that the all-new GS 450h is a technological showcase.
"From its advanced hybrid drivetrain to its innovative onboard features, it is hard not to be impressed by the
all-new GS 450h hybrid," said Mr Cramb.
"This second generation GS 450h builds on a highly awarded first generation, improving it in almost every area,
including space, efficiency, onboard technology and value."
"Featuring a 20 per cent improvement in value, the all-new Lexus GS 450h will entice customers with its stylish
design, expanded model range, innovative features and engaging driving dynamics."
Ten Airbags for GS
Lexus' new GS 450h has 10 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags as standard equipment.
The driver and front passenger are protected by advanced variable-stage SRS front airbags.
A twin-chamber passenger airbag, driver and front passenger knee airbags, front and rear seat side airbags, and
full-length curtain shield airbags are also included.
Sensors determine the severity of an impact and the speed with which the airbags are deployed.
The driver and front passenger knee airbags work together with the frontal airbags and seatbelts to achieve a better
distribution of the loads imposed on the body during an accident.
The passenger's knee airbag is mounted on the glove box lid.
The GS passive safety package also includes Whiplash-Injury Lessening front seats.
Lexus GS 450h pricing*
|Luxury + Enhancement pack
|F Sport + Enhancement pack
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are
**Unless otherwise noted, the source of fuel consumption data is ADR 81/02 combined cycle.
Fuel consumption and emissions will, of course, vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and
#As always, the area into which the vehicle is to be driven must be visually monitored by
the driver. PSC/ACC/Driver Fatigue Monitor/Blind Spot Monitor are designed as driver assist devices/technologies and
should not be used as a substitute for skilled driving and/or in place of safe driving/parking practices.
Lexus GS 450h Technical Specifications
||2GR-FXE 3.5L V6|
||Atkinson cycle, six cylinders, V-formation, 24-valve, DOHC, four valves per cylinder and alloy
cylinder block. Featuring direct and port injection|
|Bore x stroke (mm)
||94.0 x 83.0|
|Max. combined output
|Max. engine output
||215 kW @ 6,000 rpm|
|Max. engine torque
||352 Nm @ 4,500 rpm|
||Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)|
|Max. motor output
|Max. motor torque
||Six-step E-CVT (Electronic Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission) with paddleshift|
|Turning diameter (m@body)
||11.2, or 10.8 with rear steer|
||Rack and pinion, Electric Power Steering (EPS)|
||Rack and pinion EPS with Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Dynamic Rear Steering|
||Rack and pinion EPS|
|No of seats
|Front to rear couple distance
|Type of drive
||18 x 8J alloy (F/R) Dunlop 235/45 R18 94Y (F/R)|
||19 x 8J (F), 19 x 9J (R) alloy Bridgestone 235/40 R19 96Y (F) 265/35 R19 94Y (R)|
||18 x 8J (F/R) alloy Dunlop 235/45 R18 94Y (F/R)|
||Ventilated front and rear disc with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force
Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Managementsystem (VDIM)|
||334 x 30mm front 310 x 18mm rear|
||356 x 30mm front 310 x 18mm rear (Two-piece rotors front with four piston callipers)|
||334 x 30mm front 310 x 18mm rear|
|0 - 100 km/h (s)
|Max. speed (km/h)
|** Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving
conditions/style,vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR81/02combined