New Lexus Hybrid to Be Introduced at Shanghai Auto Show

Lexus GS 450h Hybrid Badge

Lexus China has announced that an all-new hybrid model will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show this week:

In addition, an all-new model showcasing Lexus’ latest hybrid technology will make its world debut at Auto Shanghai 2013. It successfully integrates forward-looking environmental protection concepts with a joyful driving experience, and will diversify Lexus’ hybrid line-up.

Considering the lack of pre-reveal hype and the fact that this announcement was buried in a press release, this new model is likely an additional hybrid option to an existing model — my guess would be the long-awaited GS 300h, powered by the 2.5L four-cylinder hybrid engine introduced in the new IS 300h.

The Shanghai Auto Show opens to the automotive press on April 20th.

[Source: Lexus China] (Thanks Jake!)


  • FooFoo

    It is the GS 300h.

  • D25

    Is that a teaser picture that was released too or just a Lexus model currently out?

  • krew

    Not a teaser, it’s a photo of the GS 450h hybrid badge.

  • J3553

    wish they would bring the is300h to america with fsport and fog lights to the fsport varients

  • Joshd

    And which North America will prob. not see… :(

  • corradoMR2

    No chance it could be the NX???

  • Chris

    Could be the rx300h as well

  • corradoMR2

    What about a CT 300h?

  • Wooski

    Those wheels definitely the picture as a base GSh. Weather it’s a GS450h or a GS300h we will soon find out!
    UK dealers expect the GS300h in dealerships at the end of the year.

  • MT

    Tomorrow we will know. I bet it isn’t something new. Just some completely irrelevant stuff like LED foglights on the RX450. :-(

  • Wooski

    Lexus UK have confirmed this is the GS300h on Facebook.

  • Jake

    That would debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

  • Jake

    North America might see the IS300h and GS300h in 2014 or 2015 as Lexus aims to provide 8 or 9 global hybrid models.