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Lexus GS 300h for Europe revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show

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.

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  1. I think this model will bring the GS out of the dark here in Norway. Currently only the 450h was on sale here, but due to high car taxes it hasn’t been able to compete against the A6/5-series/E-class that have base 2.0/2.1 Tdis that is favoured by the car tax system. This 4-potter together with this electric motor makes the GS a highly interesting car and will directly compete against the A6 2.0 Tdi. Earlier I considered a second hand 450h but after hearing about this one I’ve waited. Can’t wait to do a test drive later this month. Audi/BMW/MBs are 13-a-dozen, refreshing to see new contenders in the market.

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