LEXUS GS 300H — MOST ECOLOGICAL PREMIUM MIDDLE CLASS CAR
The independent German institute for environmental research 'Ökotrend' (Ecological Trend) and the car magazine 'Auto Test' recognised Lexus GS 300h as the most ecological car in the premium middle class. The official title awarded to the Lexus full hybrid is 'Auto Test Sieger in Grün' (Auto Test winner in Green).
The evaluation of the vehicle's environmental performance was conducted not only based on its fuel consumption and emissions but also on its entire life cycle, including production, logistics and recycling. The GS 300h convinced the experts in all areas.
The GS 300h is available in Europe since December 2013. After the GS 450h, it is the 2nd model of the GS model range equipped with the Lexus Hybrid Drive. Its full hybrid powertrain combines an Atkinson cycle L4 petrol engine with an electric motor and develops a total system output of 164 kW (223 hp). The average fuel consumption is 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers (109 g / km CO2).
In 2014 the GS 300h was also awarded 'Residual Value Champion' by the German Auto magazine 'Auto Bild'.
Launched in 1989, Lexus has become renowned throughout the world for its pursuit of perfection, the outstanding quality and sophisticated high-technology content of its products, and for its unique concept of complete customer service. Further reinforcing the traditional Lexus values of unparalleled build quality, comfort and interior luxury, Lexus is currently rejuvenating its line-up, launching a new wave of emotional and inspirational products featuring bolder product execution, superior driving dynamics and state-of-the-art technologies. Today, Lexus remains the first - and only - premium automotive manufacturer to offer a comprehensive full-hybrid model range comprising RX 450h, GS 450h, GS 300h, LS 600h, ES 300h, CT 200h, IS 300h and the NX 300h.