Lexus GS450H

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LEXUS GS GS 450h Luxury E-CVT Continuosuly Variable

Lexus GS450H

Planet-friendly and luxury

Hybrid drive was in the past as a worthy, but invariably method of propulsion for drivers a conscience. Increasingly, though, being seen as offering the to enhance rather than It’s worth noting six years ago, the GS 450h was the hybrid-powered luxury sports on the market and is now one of several.


In fact, itself offers five.

Can hybrid be sporty, though? for one, seems comfortable slapping the “F-Sport” logo on to its GS put your foot down on the right pedal and the answer, is yes. Of course, though an abundance of urge on tap, the moniker has less to do with the than with handling.

Our F-Sport trim – exclusive to the in the GS range – features unique and rear treatments, 19-inch wheels with different front and rear, retuned and more powerful brakes. Variable Suspension provides a of either Normal or Sport+ settings at each wheel,

In practice, this means the Lexus’ usual magic ride remains just in normal straight-ahead driving. the 450h at a series of twisties, select Sport+ mode and into the kind of territory occupied by German cars M, RS and AMG tacked on the bootlid. Let it suffice to say our good sense intruded before, we suspect, the Lexus’ grip ran out.

The system good feel and feedback, the seat of the pants and the steering giving the driver the confidence to swiftly in challenging conditions.

What’s interesting is how unobtrusively all works, testimony to how advanced systems have become. A role in all of this is played by Dynamic Handling (LDH), with dynamic rear which the manufacturer says is a on a hybrid car. It’s to fine-tune responses on the fly by adjusting and rear wheel steering (up to 2 degrees on the rear wheels).

And if you that’s where the 450h and ends, you’re wrong. a Lexus, its luxury, refinement and are on par with the finest in the premium market. Among the tech new for 2013 is what Lexus the world’s first 12,3-inch mm) Electro Multi Vision display screen.

The now familiar user interface, on a computer mouse, in its second features a slide-type control. to Enter you’d clock two on the side; now you simply click on the device. It’s more and intuitive.

LEXUS GS GS 450h Luxury E-CVT Continuosuly Variable

Even sportier . Clicking on the multi-drive-mode selector engages a of systems. It automatically increases the between inner and outer absorber damping when through corners to reduce At the same time, it reduces gear ratio by about 10 per and steering assist torque by four per cent.

Drive: CVT

Powertrain: V6 petrol, electric

Petrol 213 kW; system total 252 kW

Petrol 345 N.m; electric 275 N.m

E-CVT

Economy: 6,2 litres/100 km

LEXUS GS GS 450h Luxury E-CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS GS GS 450h Luxury E-CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS GS GS 450h Luxury E-CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS GS GS 450h Luxury E-CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS GS GS 450h Luxury E-CVT Continuosuly Variable

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