Top Gear Reviews the 2013 Lexus GS 450h F Sport

2013 Lexus GS 450h F SportTop Gear Magazine’s Tom Ford has reviewed the Lexus GS 450h F Sport, and found it to be “better than the old GS, surprisingly nimble, [with a] nice interior and a properly interesting choice.”

(Despite the overall enthusiasm, the £74k price leads to an unflattering final score of 11/20.)

Read the Top Gear GS 450h Review

Update: Looks like Top Gear has made a top mistake — according to the Lexus UK blog, the GS 450h F Sport package is only £50,995. As commenter Club Lexis points out, chances are there’s been some confusion between Pounds and €uros.

Update 2: I sent out a tweet to Tom Ford about the pricing mistake, and he was nice enough to give some background, stating that “the price was a ‘mistake’ by Lexus, who were asked 3 times…but when the PR tells you that’s what it costs, you have to believe them – but whole review coloured by it.” [Source One, Source Two]

The price has now been changed on the Top Gear website, though the actual review remains unchanged.


Comments

  1. I'm guessing that price is more than a 535i in Europe? BD
    • UK BMW 5-series prices (in pounds)  535i = 38,000  Hybrid 5 = 46,000  550i = 53,000  M5  = 73,000  Considering you can buy an M5 for a thousand pounds less than a GS450h, it seems that the GS is ridiculously overpriced.  Anyone know why Lexus vehicles costs so much in the UK? I don't understand why a GS Hybrid starts at 74k but a hybrid 5-series starts at 46k. No wonder Lexus barely sells anything there. I love Lexus but it would be hard to pay M5-money for a GSh. 
    • The 74K price is totally incorrect.  It's 51K
    • Extremely glad to hear its only 51k! 
    • 51k is still a 5k more than Hybrid5 , with extra 2k , you can get 550i ... but I couldn't get something that isn't a Lexus .
    • 2 points here - 1. Basic GS450h is £45K, £1K cheaper than BMW Hybrid 5.  Then both the GS450h F-Sport and GS450h Premier versions are £51K. 2. GS450h F-Sport in the UK includes the Lexus Dynamic Handling System as standard.
  2. wish the US was getting the F sport hybrid... :( 
  3. Lexus released UK pricing for the GS last week - http://media.toyota.co.uk/2012/02/all-new-lexus-gs-from-32995/ and the GS450h F-Sport is £50,995:  
  4. well that price is high, but that red on the car is SEXY. 
  5. Ttl

    THe new GS is awesome 
  6. I dont get it. It says on the Lexus UK website that the GS 450h is priced from £44,995. Is the F-sport version that much more expensive?
    • The 450h has 3 spec levels £44,995 is for the basic one, the top spec 450h is £50,995 the same as the F Sport,. Then there is the options list, sunroof (£1000), premier sound system with 12.3 inc screen (£1000), radar cruse control ACC/PCC (£3300, NOT available on F Sport), metallic paint (£610), led headlights (£350)
  7. Looks to me they got confused between Pounds and  €uros. The current GS450h Pack President is priced 72.000 €uros not pounds !   £74000 =  88.600 €uros would just be ridiculous! However 74.000 €uros seems pretty right. (that would equal £ 61.800)
  8. This yet again another TG Sabotage of Lexus Brand the marketing damage has been done.
  9. Very mellow review not bashing the GS but not giving it really good praises either . . .
    • Don't expect a praise to toyota from most part of media in Europe. It's the enemy. And if TG magazine has the same editorial line than TG tv, it's a miracle that they didn't throw away the car over a cliff: They hate all related to toyota, except for the Hilux.
  10. I've updated the post: I sent out a tweet to Tom Ford about the pricing mistake, and he was nice enough to give some background, stating that “the price was a ‘mistake’ by Lexus, who were asked 3 times…but when the PR tells you that’s what it costs, you have to believe them – but whole review coloured by it.” The price has now been changed on the Top Gear website, though the actual review remains unchanged.
  11. They have only updated the price at the top, the £74k price is still mentioned twice down the bottom of the article.