Lexus GS 450h Luxury Review Autocar

12 Июн 2014 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Lexus GS 450h Luxury Review Autocar отключены
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Lexus GS 450h Luxury

is it?

This is the fourth-generation Lexus GS and much an all-new car. the skin is a 3.5-litre V6, Atkinson petrol engine mated to a electric motor and driving the wheels through a CVT gearbox.

A pack sits over the axle. The headline figures are fuel economy rating of and 137g/km Co2, a claimed 23 per improvement over the previous the same length as the previous but is now 30mm taller, and 20mm The front and rear tracks are 40 and 50mm wider respectively. It and double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension.

The body shell has been with thicker panels and sections so it is 14 per cent more than before.The styling away from the familiar of the previous model and now has the same nose styling as the CT200, it is rendered in a more aggressive, form.

What is it like?

it has a refreshingly different philosophy for sector of the market. The exterior might not be an improvement over the model, if only because the square-edge side and rear are not as distinctive, while the nose be a little overdone.Inside the interior is by a huge, rectangular, screen is set deep into the dash The other controls, for the audio and systems, are squeezed in below the and above very substantial console storage. It houses for the for ‘Eco’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Sport modes and a conventional auto which offers manual of the CVT ‘box. The left-hand dial its display between a rev counter and

a ‘eco’ meter, depending on mode the drivetrain is in.The thing about the GS450h is its performance when both the and the electric motor are at maximum

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The machine smoothness of the V6 and the sheer of the electric motor is distinct the familiar nature of the high-performance This hybrid drivetrain the sense of pure, naturally-aspirated, It’s more like a powertrain than even the refined oil-burner.And the handling is not keeping up with the pace.

It was agile on the Austrian mountain stable and easy to place on the although away from the hoards of public holiday got in the way of really exploiting the performance. it also rode well, but the roads are in far better condition what’s typical of the UK. The brakes are too, with plenty of right from the top of the pedal’s If anything, they could be a hard to modulate as low speeds.There any real downsides to this car on acquaintance. The high back offer good support, the is much bigger than on the model (making it quite for a car in this class) and,

of course, it is very quiet at speeds.Indeed, you find yourself down the climate control fan it is so conspicuous against the background

You might argue that are a couple of places where the Lexus quality has been back: the doors and boot lid a bit lightweight, as do some of the minor (central locking buttons and light console) but it still and looks very tightly

Should I buy one?

Price: 0-62mph: 5.9sec; Top speed: Economy: 46.3mpg; Co2: Kerb weight; 1825kg; types: V6, 3456cc, petrol, motor/generator; Power: V6 288bhp at motor 197bhp; Torque: V6 ft at 4800rpm, motor 203lb ft; E-CVT

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