2013 Lexus GS 450h Launch Video


Here’s the just-released launch video for the 2013 Lexus GS 450h:

The LED headlights are beautifully detailed, but I’m surprised that they appear to be the only significant exterior difference between the GS 450h and the GS 350. This marks a shift in strategy for Lexus, which had previously used a different front grille to differentiate the hybrid from the conventional model.

Comments


  • BlackDynamiteMB

    Like the new headlights!
    Sweet!
    BD

  • Anonymous

    New headlights are awesome!!! 

    Thankfully the grille stays the same!! The current LS600h and GHh grilles are ugly…. 

  • bobby watsa

    im gonna miss seeing the exhaust pipes but this a damn sexy car

  • Brendan

    Great video. I find it interesting the trunk has a “Lexus” emblem given Lexus stopped installing the word “Lexus” starting in 2011.

  • Max_bramante

    Yeah that’s much better cuz the previously grill fitted on the GS restyling was very ugly compared to the normal one fitted on non hybrid version.

  • sndesign

    This video is from Lexus Europe, they have stopped using the “Lexus” emblem on the trunk only for North American cars. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    ME LIKE ! :D

  • Travis

    I dont like those small wheels.  19 inch oem FTW

  • Brendan

    Thanks for clearing that up.

  • Brendan

    Thanks for clearing that up.

  • Richard

    This video was the first time I had seen the LED interior lighting on the doors; below the wood/aluminium trim and handle… it looks like a continuous strip; wish they could have done that “neon tube” look under the head lamps (instead of the multiple bulb look like the Audi’s have)… still looks like Christmas Tree/Theater Aisle lighting to me.

    The analog clock looks fantastic… getting tired of the green digital units still found in most Toyotas.

  • Tim

    That is very well done and fine car, like any other Lexus

  • vogel

    I want leather for the gear shifter. Like on the gs350. Where is it?I want leather for the gear shifter. Like on the gs350. Where is it?

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I don’t know — I’m a huge fan of the current GS hybrid grille. I would have liked to have seen it on all the Lexus hybrids.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Yeah, thanks sndesign!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I thought that thin LED lighting under the trim was just a video effect — let me find out for sure.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I’m not positive, but I don’t think the European GS models get the leather shifter housing.

  • Richard

    Thanks, guess they fooled me… guess it was wishful thinking.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    This turned out to be incorrect — I saw video footage of the GS 450h with a leather shifter cover.

  • Hooppolecove

    Does the Lexus Hybrid engine have the engine noise problem cause by “piston slap”.  I have a 2010 RX350 that is very noisy for about 10 minutes after start up.