2013 GS 450h EPA-rated at 31 mpg combined; 35% improvement over preceding generation

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2013 Lexus GS 450h. Lexus’s 2013 GS 450h—the new generation hybrid version of the GS 350, introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show ( earlier post )— offers EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg US city, 34 mpg US highway and 31 mpg US combined (7.7, These figures represent a 32%, 36% and 35% improvement in fuel economy, respectively, compared to the prior generation of the GS 450h (e.g., Click to enlarge.

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 electric motor features lighter mounts and reduced friction.

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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.

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

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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. 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.

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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. The full hybrid drive system combines a 105 kW/143 DIN hp electric motor with a 2.5

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Cumulative global sales of Lexus hybrids pass half-million mark

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Cumulative global sales of all Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)-produced hybrid vehicles—i.e., 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.

Toyota’s hybrid sales in Europe reach one million units

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Hybrid sales already account for 23% of Toyota Motor Europe’s (TME’s) total sales year-to-date. In August, Toyota Motor Corporation announced that Toyota and Lexus combined had sold more than eight million hybrid cars worldwide since the launch of the Toyota Prius in 1997. The CH-R concept featured at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September is also bound for production and will also feature a hybrid powertrain.

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

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Cumulative global sales of Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC’s) hybrid vehicles—including plug-in hybrids— topped the 5 million unit mark as of 31 March 2013, reaching 5.125 million units. 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.

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Toyota Global Cumulative Hybrid Sales Top 2M

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has cumulatively sold more than 2 million hybrid vehicles since the launch in 1997 in Japan of the Coaster Hybrid EV in August and the Prius in December. The news also coincided with Toyota Motor Europe’s (TME) report that cumulative hybrid sales in Europe have topped the 200,000 mark, with 50% of sales recorded in the last 24 months. 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. General Motors. 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. The decline in hybrids was less than the 41% decline in the overall light-duty vehicle market for the month. New hybrid sales represented 2.3% of the new vehicle market, essentially flat with the January 2009 results.

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

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Total combined Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicle sales in the US have topped the one million mark, according to Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA. 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.

Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

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litre twin-supercharged V6 engine alongside a 52 horse electric motor, a 288 volt nickel metal hydride battery, all directed by an 8 speed automatic transmission. Review from Motor Trend. 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.

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%. General Motors. Hybrid new vehicle market share by month. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased 5.2%

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% General Motors. Monthly reported sales of hybrids in the US. Click to enlarge. Reported sales of hybrids in the US in January dropped 32.2% by volume from the year before to a combined 15,400 units, a lower rate of decline than that of the overall light-duty vehicle market in the month. Total light duty vehicle sales in the US dropped 37.1%