The covers have been pulled off the new, European specification Lexus GS 300h at the Frankfurt Motor Show today.
As the second full hybrid drive model in the Lexus GS range, the new GS 300h sits below the flagship high-performance GS 450h model in order to bring executive-car luxuries and world-leading hybrid technology to a wider audience.
Launch of the GS 300h coincides with the introduction of new design, technology and safety enhancements across the entire GS range.
The new model also features second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive technology similar to that seen in the IS 300h, using a 181hp 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine allied to a 143hp electric motor to deliver a total output of 223hp through its CVT gearbox.
Conversely, the new full hybrid Lexus returns ultra-low CO2 emissions starting from 109g/km and average full consumption in excess of 60mpg. These figures will offer GS 300h drivers significant cost of ownership advantages.