2013 Lexus GS 450h Luxury Hybrid Debuts In Frankfurt

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When the original Lexus GS 450h debuted in 2007, it entered the market as the world’s first hybrid luxury sport sedan. Time moves on quickly in the automotive world, and today the Lexus GS 450h has hybrid challengers from Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and even upstart Fisker. Lexus is aware of this, so their newly redesigned 2013 GS 450h

2013 Lexus GS 450h: First Drive

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Ever since Lexus launched the RX 400h hybrid SUV in 2005, gasoline-electric hybrids have been an integral part of the Lexus lineup. Cleverly combining performance, luxury and economy, they allow luxury buyers to avoid the compromises that might otherwise be associated with making a luxury vehicle more fuel efficient--like sacrificing power or

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Toyota introduces new 2013 Lexus GS 450h hybrid with improved hybrid powertrain at Frankfurt Motor Show

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2013 Lexus GS 450h. Lexus has introduced its all-new 2013 GS 450h hybrid at the Frankfurt motor show. The hybrid version of the 2013 GS 350 incorporates improvements to its hybrid powertrain and is equipped with a second generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system. GS 450h engineers have aimed for reductions in fuel consumption and emissions without sacrificing performance. The new GS hybrid also features a Drive Mode selector. Click to enlarge.

2013 Toyota RX 450h Hybrid And GS 450h Hybrid Prices Announced

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Toyota has released new or updated pricing information on the 2013 RX 450h hybrid crossover and the GS 450h hybrid sedan. While the new GS 450h will carry the same list price as the model it replaces, the RX 450h gets revised pricing that’s now $675 higher for front-drive models and $485 higher for all-wheel-drive models.

2013 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid Sport Sedan To Be Rated Over 30 MPG

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It's not yet in dealerships, but the 2013 Lexus GS 450h offers a big boost in gas mileage for buyers of mid-size sport sedans. The all-new GS 450h hybrid is expected to be rated at 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 31 mpg. In comparison, the 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid sport sedan, also a mid-size entry, is rated at 27 mpg, 32

2011 Lexus GS 450h

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The Lexus GS series is now in its last model year before replacement, and its hybrid model, the GS 450h, soldiers on with the rest of the line. This fast, refined rear-wheel-drive mid-size sports sedan is aimed at the BMW 5-Series and perhaps the Cadillac CTS, but it’s not particularly roomy. Nor does it have quite the purity of purpose of

Lexus GS To Get Second, Lower Power Hybrid Model For Europe?

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If the Lexus CT200h wasn't evidence enough that the Japanese luxury car maker sees downsizing as an important brand strategy, then plans for a new small hybrid engine in the GS sedan could be further proof. The smaller hybrid would join the 2013 Lexus GS 450h hybrid that was revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, though unlike the 3.5-liter V6

2013 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid: LED Headlamps, Possible Plug-In Later

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While Lexus unveiled its all-new 2013 GS 350 sports sedan at the recent Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, it showed off only the gasoline GS 350 model. Details of the future hybrid version, the 2013 Lexus GS 450h, remain under cover until the company launches the car officially at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

2013 Lexus GS 450h: MPG, MPH And. BPM? (Video)

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Hybrids are great. Economical, clean, soothing, relaxing, quiet, thrilling. Okay, perhaps not the last one, as thrills are conspicuously absent from many hybrids on the market today. However, some carmakers are changing that image with powerful and luxurious models--and Lexus is one of those carmakers. How better to show off the new, edgy breed

Luxury Hybrid Sedan Face-Off: BMW 5 v Infiniti M v Lexus GS

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While Toyota's Prius dominates at the lower end of the hybrid market and is set to tighten its hold further with the Prius V and Prius C, Toyota subsiduary Lexus is set to field its GS 450h luxury hybrid sedan against the Infiniti M35h (a Green Car Reports best car to buy 2012 nominee) and BMW A battle is about to commence, and it could get messy.

Toyota cumulative global hybrid sales pass 5M, nearly 2M in US

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They are Prius Liftback, Prius v, Prius c, Prius Plug-in, Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, Lexus CT 200h, ES 300h, GS 450h, LS 600h and RX 450h. Cumulative global sales of TMC hybrid models as of 31 March 2013. Click to enlarge.

Lexus GS gets second hybrid powertrain; CO2 sinks to 109g/km

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The Lexus GS will become the car maker’s first car to be offered with a choice of two hybrid powertrains when the latest luxury saloon arrives in UK showrooms from January.

Hybrid market share in UK climbs to 1.3% in Q1 2012; Toyota and Lexus have >75%

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Toyota and Lexus are introducing four new hybrids to the UK market this year, including the Yaris Hybrid, the Prius+ seven-seat full hybrid, the Prius Plug-in, and the full hybrid GS 450h. Sales of hybrid-electric vehicles in the UK have steadily risen over the past five years, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Second hybrid in the Lexus GS lineup to be launched at the end of 2013

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lexus introduced the fourth model—and the second hybrid—in the GS range, the GS 300h hybrid, which will be launched at the end of 2013. The fourth generation Lexus GS first went on sale in Europe in 2012 as a three model range comprising the GS 250, GS 350 AWD and the high-performance flagship, the full hybrid GS 450h.

Toyota’s hybrid sales in Europe reach one million units

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As of this month, Toyota Motor Europe sells 14 full hybrids models in the European line-up: Toyota: (1) Prius, (2) Prius+, (3) Prius Plug-in, (4) Yaris Hybrid, (5) Auris Hybrid, (6) Auris Hybrid Touring Sports, (7) Camry Hybrid; Lexus: (8) CT 200h, (9) GS 300h (10)GS 450h, (11)IS 300h, (12) LS 600h(L), (13) RX 450h, 2- and 4 wheel drive and (14) NX 300h.

Hybrid Cars Not Desirable Just Yet, Says Survey. Sure, But.

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We can think of a few, particularly when it comes to some of the hybrid luxury sedans on the market, such as the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid or Lexus GS 450h, and there are a few on the horizon too, like the Acura NSX plug-in hybrid supercar. Can you think of a desirable hybrid?

First Drive: 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

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There's the Lexus GS 450h, and of course the Honda Accord Hybrid, which rather than focusing on high mileage was aimed at a more tech-savvy premium performance buyer that never materialized. Performance hybrid systems don't have a record for being strong sellers. But Porsche—now along with several luxury automakers, actually—believes that it has a

Lexus has sold more than 1M hybrids

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Following the debut of the RX 400h, the brand gradually expanded its hybrid line-up by launching the first luxury hybrid sedan, the GS 450h in 2006, and in 2007 the most powerful luxury hybrid sedan, LS 600h. ES 300h was launched in 2012, then IS 300h and GS 300h in 2013, and the first luxury mid-sized Crossover, the NX 300h, in 2014. Lexus International announced it has sold more than 1 million hybrid vehicles worldwide since the RX 400h went on sale in April 2005.

Cumulative global sales of Lexus hybrids pass half-million mark

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Succeeded by the RX 450h in 2009, it has claimed the largest share of Lexus hybrid sales (51.2%), with 259,000 units sold through to November this year. Lexus’s second hybrid model, the GS 450h, was introduced in 2006 and was the first premium production sedan to be fitted with a rear-wheel drive full hybrid powertrain. GS 450h.

Lexus reveals new hybrid CT 200h

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Proclaimed to be the first full hybrid within the ‘premium compact’ sector, the new CT 200h will join the brand’s blooming hybrid range which includes the RX 450h, GS 450h and LS 600h. Luxury carmaker, Lexus is to unveil a new full hybrid model at the forthcoming Geneva motor show. Described as a car [.].

Toyota Global Cumulative Hybrid Sales Top 2M

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Lexus remains the only premium brand in Europe to offer three full hybrids as part of its range: the GS 450h, the LS 600h and the newly-launched RX 450h. Annual global sales of TMC hybrids. Click to enlarge.

US Hybrid Sales in February Drop 29%; Lower Decline Than General LDV Market

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The GS 450h posted 22 units, a 71.4% of all GS models. Reported sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of light-duty hybrids in the US dropped 29% by volume in February year-on-year to 16,020 units.

Total Sales of Toyota and Lexus Hybrids Top 1M Mark in US

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One year later in April 2006, the Lexus GS 450h made its debut as the world’s first front-engine, rear-wheel drive, full-hybrid performance sedan. Spring 2009 will mark the launch of the third-generation Prius, followed by the summer arrival of the second-generation 2010 Lexus RX 450h. Total combined Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicle sales in the US have topped the one million mark, according to Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA.

Reported US Hybrid Sales Up 5.2% Year on Year in June; 3% New Vehicle Market Share for the Month

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The GS 450h hybrid posted a 63% drop year-on-year to 27 units, while the LS 600h saw a 57.5% Sales of the conventional GS models were down 63% year-on-year, while sales of conventional LS models were down 47%. Hybrid new vehicle market share by month. Click to enlarge.

US Hybrid Sales in March 2009 Down 44% Year-on-Year; Monthly New Vehicle Market Share of 2.5%

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The GS 450h sold 42 units, a 35.4% of all GS sales. Sales of the Conventional GS models were down 64%. Reported US sales of hybrids. Click to enlarge.

Reported US Sales of Hybrids Drop 31.2% in January; 2.3% New Vehicle Market Share

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The GS 450h sold 41 units, down 35.9% of GS models sold. Total GS sales were down 39.3% Monthly reported sales of hybrids in the US. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US in January dropped 32.2%

Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

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We first told you about plans for a 2009 Porsche Cayenne hybrid nearly two years ago, and not much has been said or written about it since.

LA show displays green car ‘glimpse into the future’

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Lexus GS 450h. Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Concept. The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public today with a glittering display of green cars taking pride of place.