Archive for September, 2011

Lexus unwraps GS 450h at Frankfurt Auto Show

Following on the momentum of the launched of the 2013 GS 350 last month, Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus unveils the 2013 hybrid GS 450h. Just like the GS350, the GS 450h gets a new cabin and sheet metal plus its hybrid drive has been upgraded and extensively revised. The Lexus GS 450h is expected to go on sale early next year in the U.S.

The new hybrid system used by Lexus for the 2013 S 450H has a V6 Atkinson-cycle engine that runs on gas and a pair of electric motors for the rear wheels. This revised hybrid system achieved better fuel mileage and emission reduction while giving out a performance similar to a V8 gas engine.

Like the recently released GS 350, Toyota reworked the chassis of the GS 450h which improved the driving dynamics of the car with technologies like DRS or Dynamic Rear Steering and AVS or Active Variable Suspension.

The interior of the car makes use of different interfaces for the driver for safety, alertness, and comfortable ride.

Lexus also makes use of the Dynamic Handling System for the GS 450h that intergrates the DRS, AVS, steering with variable gear-ratio, and VDIM or Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management. Buyers will also benefit from the LKA or Lane Keep Assist, blind spot monitor, a head up display, Night View, and pre-crash safety technology.