2014 LEXUS GS300H
The second hybrid model in the new Lexus GS line-up has touched down in Australia, entering alongside a range-wide update - including a new eight-speed auto - and a pricing shuffle.
Revealed internationally in April, the $79,000 new GS 300h enters between the petrol-powered GS 350 and GS 250 models, while fellow hybrid the GS 450h sits at the head of the table.
Driven by the same 2.5 litre petrol-electric hybrid system found in the smaller IS 300h, power in the GS 300h is rated at the same 164kW and 221Nm.
Lexus promises fuel consumption figures of 5.2 l/100km on the combined cycle, with emissions rated at 121g/km - making it the most efficient model in the GS range.
The new GS 300h will be available in Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury variants.
2014 GS Upgrades And Price Changes
Lexus has also introduced a range of updates across the GS line this week, along with price changes that range from a $45 cut to a $1600 increase.
Headlining the upgrades is a new eight-speed auto for the GS 350, replacing the six-speed system that will still do duty in the GS 250.
Sport Luxury models also gain new 19-inch alloys to replace the 18-inch hoops on 2013 models, along with LED fog lights.
All GS models get an upgraded full-colour head-up display, projecting road speed, gear position, radio station, navigation details and pre-collision safety alerts onto the windscreen.
Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
- Sports Luxury - $123,500 (+$1,600)
- F Sport - $112,100 (+$200)
- Sports Luxury - $111,600 (+$2,555)
- F Sport - $99,900 (+$855)
- Sports Luxury - $102,000 (New)
- F Sport - $87,000 (New)
- Luxury - $79,000 (New)
- F Sport - $85,000 (-$45)
- Luxury - $77,000 (-$45)