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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 longawaited 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!)

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    FooFoo
  • April 16, 2013
It is the GS 300h.
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    D25
  • April 16, 2013
Is that a teaser picture that was released too or just a Lexus model currently out?
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    • K
    • April 16, 2013
    Not a teaser, it's a photo of the GS 450h hybrid badge.
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      Wooski
    • April 17, 2013
    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.
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    J3553
  • April 16, 2013
wish they would bring the is300h to america with fsport and fog lights to the fsport varients
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    Joshd
  • April 16, 2013
And which North America will prob. not see... :(
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      Jake
    • April 21, 2013
    North America might see the IS300h and GS300h in 2014 or 2015 as Lexus aims to provide 8 or 9 global hybrid models.
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    corradoMR2
  • April 16, 2013
No chance it could be the NX???
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      Jake
    • April 21, 2013
    That would debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
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    Chris
  • April 17, 2013
Could be the rx300h as well
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    corradoMR2
  • April 17, 2013
What about a CT 300h?
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    MT
  • April 19, 2013
Tomorrow we will know. I bet it isn't something new. Just some completely irrelevant stuff like LED foglights on the RX450. :-(
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    Wooski
  • April 20, 2013
Lexus UK have confirmed this is the GS300h on Facebook.

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