Lexus Debuts GS 300h In China
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:
|Cylinders and arrangement||4 cylinders, in-line|
|Valve mechanism||16-valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i|
|Fuel injection system||EFI, D-4S|
|Max. output||133kW/6000rpm (178hp/6000rpm)*|
|Fuel consumption||Below 6.0L/100km|
|CO2 emissions||Below 110 g/km (Europe spec)|
|Motor type||Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (1KM)|
|Battery type||Nickel-Metal hydride|
|Total combined output||164kW*|