Lexus GS 300h has just been unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai International Auto Show. The rear-wheel vehicle is equipped with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine. The latter will make its official debut in the IS 300h later this year.

The power that the engine generates is estimated at 223 hp (164kW). The drivetrain also includes D-4S direct injection technology that adds power delivery and helps improve the fuel economy. The efficient petrol-electric unit is expected to deliver a fuel consumption figure as low as 6.0-litres per 100km while emitting 110 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

In this vehicle, Lexus also debuts the new full-colour head-up display (HUD). Here all the needed information is being displayed such as road speed, gear position, radio station, navigation and pre-collision safety system warnings on the windscreen. GS 300h also features new LED fog lamps.

Lexus GS 300h will have its launch in late 2013.

Lexus GS 300h Specifications:

Engine Type 2AR-FSE
Cylinders and arrangement 4 cylinders, in-line
Valve mechanism 16-valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i
Displacement 2494 cm3
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Fuel injection system EFI, D-4S
Max. output 133kW/6000rpm (178hp/6000rpm)*
Max. torque 221Nm/4200-5400rpm*
Fuel consumption Below 6.0L/100km
CO2 emissions Below 110 g/km (Europe spec)
Motor generator
Motor type Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (1KM)
Hybrid battery
Battery type Nickel-Metal hydride
Nominal voltage 230.4V
Total combined output 164kW*
Overall length 4850mm
Overall width 1840mm
Overall heights 1455mm
Wheelbase 2850mm
Seating capacity 5

Source: Lexus