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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."

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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*

Model Version   nbsp; MLP*
GS 450h Luxury $99,900*
Luxury + Enhancement pack $103,400*
F Sport $111,900*
F Sport + Enhancement pack $116,900*
Sports Luxury $121,900*

* 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 the specifications.
**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 options/accessories.
#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

Engine type 2GR-FXE 3.5L V6
Capacity (cc) 3,456
Cylinders/valves V6/24
Engine configuration 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
Compression ratio 13.0
Max. combined output 254 kW
Max. engine output 215 kW @ 6,000 rpm
Max. engine torque 352 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
Hybrid battery type Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
voltage 650V
Max. motor output 147 kW
Max. motor torque 275 Nm
Type Six-step E-CVT (Electronic Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission) with paddleshift
Turning diameter (m@body) 11.2, or 10.8 with rear steer
Luxury Rack and pinion, Electric Power Steering (EPS)
F Sport Rack and pinion EPS with Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Dynamic Rear Steering
Sports Luxury Rack and pinion EPS
Seating capacity
No of seats 5
Exterior dimensions (mm)
Overall length 4,850
Width 1,840
Height 1,455
Wheelbase 2,850
Interior dimensions (mm)
Front to rear couple distance 945
Front legroom 1,075
Rear legroom 935
Curb Weight
1,910 kg
Driven wheels
Type of drive Rear-wheel drive
Wheels and tyres
Luxury 18 x 8J alloy (F/R) Dunlop 235/45 R18 94Y (F/R)
F Sport 19 x 8J (F), 19 x 9J (R) alloy Bridgestone 235/40 R19 96Y (F) 265/35 R19 94Y (R)
Sports Luxury 18 x 8J (F/R) alloy Dunlop 235/45 R18 94Y (F/R)
Brake type
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)
Luxury 334 x 30mm front 310 x 18mm rear
F Sport 356 x 30mm front 310 x 18mm rear (Two-piece rotors front with four piston callipers)
Sports Luxury 334 x 30mm front 310 x 18mm rear
0 - 100 km/h (s) 5.9
Max. speed (km/h) 250 (limited)
Fuel consumption (L/100 km) **
Combined 6.3
Urban 6.9
Highway 5.8
** Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style,vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR81/02combined cycle.
CO2 emissions (g/km)
Combined 147


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