Lexus has revealed the 2013 GS 450h, ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Looking virtually identical to the standard model, the hybrid is distinguished by three-lamp headlights, blue-tinted logos and 17-inch alloy wheels. Interior changes are minor, but include bamboo wood trim and a hybrid display for the infotainment system.
Power is provided by an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine and an electric motor. This gives the car a maximum output of 338 hp (252 kW / 343 PS), which enables it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 131 mph (211 km/h).
In terms of efficiency, Lexus says the fuel consumption has been reduced by more than 30 percent. To achieve this, engineers installed a new Power Control Unit and improved regenerative brakes.
Check out the press release for additional information