Photo Gallery: Black & White Lexus GS 300h in London


Lexus GS 300h Black & White

Lexus UK has published a nice black & white Facebook photo gallery with the GS 300h in London:

I really wish Lexus would reconsider bringing the GS 300h to North America — I just did a rough calculation using GS 450h prices as a baseline, and a GS 300h could cost as little as $41,000 in the USA1.

Do you think this hybrid powertrain would be enough to reverse the model’s sales decline?

1 I took the base price of the GS 450h in the USA ($60,430 USD) and calculated it as a percentage of the UK base price (£45,495, or $75,294 USD), coming up with 80.26%. I then multiplied the base price of the UK GS 300h (£31,495, or $52,124 USD) by 80.26%. I realize this is simplistic and doesn’t account for differing options, and welcome any corrections.

[Source: Lexus UK Facebook]

Comments


  • Lexusman

    Hi to all,

    well, for Europe – that’s where I am from – the GS300h is absolutely necessary to survice as a whole in the long term.

    Its only drawback might be the gap between the sporty “wow” – look and the homey temperament of the engine-hybride-combination due the the 4 cylinder. A turbo would have been an option, especially for GS300h F-Sport. Hence labeled as GS300th F-Sport.

    However, cost effectiveness has come to the fore. That’s what counts at the end of the day! For that, the GS300h is absolutely perfect positioned and yes also an very interesting option for the U.S. (as well as the IS300h).

    Regards,

    Lexusman

  • Onelog

    oh hell those pictures are bad. Did someone take them with their point and shoot with the “selective color” filter checked? Yeesh. I always love the styling of the GS fsport, but this is definitely not a good execution, hah.

  • Lexus Cohen

    The car looks amazing!

  • Wooski

    Really starting to see quite a few new IS in London now, and most of them are 300h models (for fairly obvious tax and MPG reasons).

    Slowly starting to see more new GS as well. I used to see a 2009 LS in Chiswick on a private plate but that is now on a GS450h Premier. So customer stuck with Lexus, but upgraded to a GS and not an LS.

    I still find it amazing the amount of people that just get out of the way of my white GS F-Sport, that menacing grille works a treat!