Lexus GS to Get New Downsized Hybrid Version?

Another day, another Lexus GS rumor. We’ve previously found out that Lexus could build an SC430 successor based on its platform and we were remembered that the sedan could become an M5 rival using the LFA’s V10, it is now time to look at a greener development.
The carmaker has recently revealed the 2013 GS 450h hybrid version of the car, but it seems that the car could now get an even more efficient hybrid version, as Auto Express writes.

Such a model would make sense as there are rivals that can offer an impressive level of efficiency, for which the 450h version’s weapons are inefficient. One example would be the Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel, which even though is not sold in the US, has recently recorded a 52.4 mpg average during a tour across the country.

Lexus Lexus’ deputy chief engineer and product planner Koji Sato told the aforementioned source that the company is considering multiple solutions for CO2 reduction and a downsized hybrid powertrain is among these.

Since Lexus doesn’t want to hear about diesels, considering that the petrol hybrids are a more attractive package, we could see a rival for cars such as the aforementioned one, but, just like those, the future GS hybrid will probably bot be offered on the US market.


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