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!)