Lexus GS 300h Introduced at Shanghai Motor Show

Lexus GS 300h

Earlier today in China, the Lexus GS 300h was introduced at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Using the same 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine as the new IS 300h, the GS 300h is expected to deliver 5.0L/100km (47 mpg) and have CO2 emissions below 110g/km — the GS 300h also introduces a redesigned full-color Head-Up Display:

Lexus GS 300h Head-Up Display

Other features new to the GS include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and LED fog lamps — the new GS 300h will be launched by the end of 2013 in various global markets, including China, Europe, Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand.

[Source: Lexus Europe]


  1. This is good news! Wouldn't mind seeing this engine in the CT too.
  2. MT

    Not in North America :-). You guys have too much petrol left! Great car! Much needed in Europe!
  3. what no hybrid IS in america?
  4. MT

    So what about the chief engineers: "No 4 cylinder engine for the GS"?
  5. From the same press release. The Lexus GS range now includes the GS 300h, the GS 450h, the GS 250, the GS 350 and the GS 350 AWD. Launched in the spring of 2012, the model’s total global sales achieved 47,787 units last year, almost 6 times more than in 2011. This is also great news. The new GS is selling! I wonder if the th GS200t will also launch. If lexus truly wants to become a global player they should.
    • I agree with u...And they should sell more if they do a sport wagon, like shooting break or a bigger like the Bmw 5 serie or E-klass. And do same wagon thing with the new Is .And put the new 300h engine in the Rx and the Ct and Lexus would be a big threat in Europe. But that is just a drem
  6. USA needs this (and IS 300h). I've never fully understood why you would develop a car and use it only in specific markets when it would make so much more sense to sell it in any RELEVANT market. I get not selling the LX 570 in Japan - that makes sense. But this and the IS 300h would make excellent additions to the US market. I'd gladly take the increase in fuel mileage with only a slight sacrifice in performance. It's not like we're asking for you to develop a whole new car from the ground up. You've already developed it - now you just need to ship it over here.