First Drive Lexus GS300h SE BT

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LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

First Drive: Lexus SE

Whatever your past or opinion of the brand, this is a shrewd move from

Toyota Motor Corporation has selling hybrid cars for 16 now, and while the Toyota has mopped up the volume hybrid sales, the upmarket Lexus have saved the hybrid gear for flagship models.

so, if you ask me. The system is so well developed at point that commuting in a Hybrid is a seamless, quiet, and relaxing experience that the could be forgiven for reserving for its cars.

But this is the shrewd bit. a new, entry-level Lexus GS variant called the GS300h, and more it comes in a new, affordable SE trim package.

But you dismiss it as a low-rent option, for an reasonable £31,495 — it’s a Lexus hybrid you get 220bhp, 10 airbags, 10-way electric front seats, steering wheel adjustment, DAB a 12-speaker surround sound system, front and rear sensors, cruise control and headlights.

Wowzers. And that’s you start thinking about the benefits of the hybrid system, 109g/km emissions on this which gives potentially benefit in kind tax relief to diesel rivals.

In its media release that with the car, Lexus the new GS as being as much as £7,302 in benefit in kind tax over years, when compared to the BMW Hybrid 5. The proven reliability of the hybrid system also in its long-term favour.

The system here is a familiar one, the same as the one in the IS300h, albeit a relocated battery and slightly gearing for the heavier GS.

It can power the car for distances on electric power and if used correctly in town it can over 50mpg. It takes but it’s not actually that

A 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine quite cut in and out with the silky of the six-cylinder hybrid models, but still exceptionally refined among similar hybrid and it’s light years of the comparatively clattery diesels out

Lexus has been doing long enough to know how to get it

All the other important Lexus is there, too, like comfortable seats with back support and supple that, on the SE version, won’t win any awards but will keep you comfortable than just anything else in the sector.

Build quality is everything it be, and with customers consistently Lexus as one of, if not the best manufacturer out for customer service and ownership this new package has a stupendous going for it.

Negatives? Well, the CVT is fantastic for efficiency and emissions but not so for outright driving pleasure.

your foot down an annoying and constant background until you release some pressure and the revs drop. not a big deal unless your foot is somewhat heavier it could be.

LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

In short, the GS300h, especially in SE is an extremely canny buy. The are designed to last the life of the it’s extremely comfortable and the technology is outstanding.

Its emissions and tax are the icing on the cake. As a car it’s but as a financial proposition it’s better.

FACTS AT A GLANCE:

Lexus GS300h SE, from on the road

Engine: 2.5-litre hybrid system producing


Transmission: CVT continually variable driving the rear wheels.

Top speed 119mph, 0-62mph in 9.2

Fuel economy: 60.1mpg (SE

CO2 rating: 109g/km (SE only).

LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

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