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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.

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    BlackDynamiteMB
  • September 12, 2011
Like the new headlights! Sweet! BD
  • Anonymous
  • September 12, 2011
New headlights are awesome!!!  Thankfully the grille stays the same!! The current LS600h and GHh grilles are ugly.... 
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    • K
    • September 13, 2011
    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.
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    bobby watsa
  • September 12, 2011
im gonna miss seeing the exhaust pipes but this a damn sexy car
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    Brendan
  • September 12, 2011
Great video. I find it interesting the trunk has a "Lexus" emblem given Lexus stopped installing the word "Lexus" starting in 2011.
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      sndesign
    • September 12, 2011
    This video is from Lexus Europe, they have stopped using the "Lexus" emblem on the trunk only for North American cars. 
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      Brendan
    • September 13, 2011
    Thanks for clearing that up.
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      Brendan
    • September 13, 2011
    Thanks for clearing that up.
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    • K
    • September 13, 2011
    Yeah, thanks sndesign!
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    Max_bramante
  • September 12, 2011
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.
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    Travis
  • September 13, 2011
I dont like those small wheels.  19 inch oem FTW
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    Richard
  • September 13, 2011
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.
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    • K
    • September 13, 2011
    I thought that thin LED lighting under the trim was just a video effect -- let me find out for sure.
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      Richard
    • September 14, 2011
    Thanks, guess they fooled me... guess it was wishful thinking.
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    Tim
  • September 13, 2011
That is very well done and fine car, like any other Lexus
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    vogel
  • September 13, 2011
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?
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    • September 13, 2011
    I'm not positive, but I don't think the European GS models get the leather shifter housing.
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    • September 27, 2011
    This turned out to be incorrect -- I saw video footage of the GS 450h with a leather shifter cover.
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    Hooppolecove
  • October 3, 2011
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.

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