All-New 2013 GS 450h Illustrates Dynamic Hybrid Performance


TORRANCE, CALIF. (August 23, 2012) -- The all-new Lexus 2013 GS 450h continues to be a leader in the hybrid-powered luxury sport sedan category it created six years ago. Combining bold, dynamic styling, precise handling, 338 total system horsepower, and a spacious interior, the GS 450h offers the best of all worlds with its performance, connectivity and comfort features.
 
The Lexus Hybrid Drive system features an ultra-smooth running, next generation D-4S direct and port fuel injection system with an Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a compact, high-output, water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor powered by a high performance nickel-metal hydride battery pack. The two powerplants drive the rear wheels both independently and in tandem, as needed. Fuel consumption is improved by more than 35 percent versus the previous generation with EPA-estimated ratings of 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined.
 
The GS  450h also has five driving modes that can be operated by toggling the new Lexus Drive Mode selector. In addition to the Normal mode, the following settings let the driver customize the driving experience. 
A next-generation Remote Touch with one-push confirmation is standard and enables smooth, intuitive control of climate, audio, phone controls, optional navigation system and more. A standard rear back-up camera helps add security and convenience.

Navigation-equipped vehicles feature Lexus Enform® with App Suite. The App Suite leverages customers’ mobile phone technology to provide a new level of connectivity and information management. Users can conduct local searches through Bing™, utilize voice-enabled apps to make restaurant reservations through

OpenTable®, get movie tickets via MovieTickets.com, tap into internet radio, including Pandora® or iHeartRadio, search business reviews on Yelp and check in on Facebook places. A one-year trial subscription is included for the App Suite.
              
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