The GS 450h F Sport has multiple aces up its sleeve that allow it to perform well inside the city and the car manages to make good use of these qualities.
The vehicle may offer a generous interior space, but, thanks the class it belongs to it's not impossible to maneuver it in tighter spaces. When things really become serious from this point of view (read: parking), you can rely on the car's parking assistance (all-round sensors and reverse camera) to perform a pretty quick maneuver.
But the real asset that serves the GS well within the limits of the city is the all-wheel steering included in the F Sport package. This makes the car feel considerably smaller than it actually is and you'll enjoy its benefits everyday.
The good all-round visibility and the comfortable setup of the car also make it a good city player. And it's not the just the passenger that will appreciate the urban experience, but the car itself doesn't seem to be bothered by the complicated traffic.
That's because the hybrid powertrain is versatile and can easily adapt to the complex driving situations that arise during the daily urban driving. And while many hybrids sacrifice luggage space, the intelligent packaging used for this model means that shopping is an activity that runs smoothly, at least as far as the car-related part is concerned.
The dimensions and weight of the GS kept it from receiving even more points at this chapter, as there's only so much technology can do, but the GS proves to be a satisfying urban machine.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
Lexus say that they don't have to build diesels anymore! They're telling my that they've replaced my beloved oil burner with hybrids. I should hate them for this and I want to, but I can't because the damn thing is so refined and nice!
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