Autocar Reviews the 2014 Lexus GS 300h


Lexus GS 300h

The European press have started driving the all-new Lexus GS 300h, and finding it a compelling alternative to its German competitors — here’s the first review from Autocar:

Until now, Lexus’s E-segment saloon had been without a [Benefit in Kind]-friendly car capable of competing with the ultra efficient diesel-engined offerings of the Big Three at the critical business end of the market. The GS300h rectifies that oversight, and, in doing so, turns the model from novelty also-ran into genuine contender. 

Taken at face value, those numbers are already brushing up against the best. Factor in the way in which oil burner’s are penalised in the BIK equation, and the cost of ownership benefit is compelling. Opt for the new entry-level SE trim car at a deliberately cut rate of £31,440, and you’ll be sitting in the class-leading premium cash saver.

Read the full Autocar GS 300h Review (Thanks Wooski!)

Comments


  • mike

    Hopefully this version will kick sales a little bit more…

    Come on GS, go on! :)

    Mike

  • Wooski

    I think Lexus UK have priced and specified this just right. If you want the bare bones (even without leather interior) car for an Exec you can match the base specification German cars. At this level company purchases are a huge part of the market (in the UK at any rate).

    The GS250 was a lame duck here and it’s no surprise Lexus UK has quietly dropped it in favour of the 300h. The 450h will have it’s fans, I’m very happy with my own 450h F-Sport.

    The GS300h and the IS300h are both very compelling, lets see how well they sell.