Yesterday, BMW launched their powerful line-up of vehicles that have an impact in automotive industry by introducing "powerful yet fuel-efficient" approach and introducing new standards in terms of technology that will leap them ahead. The introduction of "powerful yet fuel-efficient" approach is the name of the game this 2012 by the automakers. Besides BMW, Toyota also introduced that kind of approach by launching its weapon in motorsport, the TS030 Hybrid which Toyota will make another mark in the field of hybrid cars.
This week, Toyota's luxury line Lexus also launches their new vehicle line up, the new GS series. One of their model will make another mark by using the approach of "powerful yet fuel-efficient" vehicles. Their vehicles are 2013 Lexus GS250, 2013 Lexus GS350, and the introduction of a powerful hybrid GS450H.
GS models will have three variants to choose from, although having one engine spec, but it will differ from features and price package; variants are Version L, F-Sports, and I-Package.
2013 Lexus GS 250
This will be their entry level luxury-car in the GS series. It will be equipped with a 4GR-FSE, V6 layout, 2.5 displacement, and gasoline-fed engine; with an output of 200+ horsepower transferred on its rear-wheels — in short, this vehicle is a rear-wheel drive; and will have a 6-speed Automatic Transmission — Super ECT/ Super Electronically Controlled Transmission. The vehicle will be available in three variants; Version L, F-Sports, and I-Package. The F-Sports variant will introduced the Lexus Dynamic Handling system (LDH) feature that will provide cruising ability in high-speed — smells like a Hyundai Genesis sedan there, and I love to see this vehicle running in Wangan to see the technology will handle the demand of the road.
2013 Lexus GS 350
Lexus GS 350 is their mid-range vehicle for those buyers who wants a little bit more space and power. The said model will be equipped with a 2GR-FSE, 3.5 displacement, V6-layout, gasoline-fed engine; with an output of 300+ horsepower. The said vehicle will be offered in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive layout. The 2013 Lexus GS 350 will be available in three variants; Version L, F-Sports, and I-Package.
2013 Lexus GS 450
The GS 450 will be the high-end and flagship of the GS models. Lexus GS 450 will be powered by 2GR-FXE, 3.5 displacement, V6-layout, gasoline-fed engine, with a total output of 340+ hp and having a torque of 400+ NM on both engine and electric motor. The said vehicle will be offered in rear-wheel drive layout. The 2013 Lexus GS 450 will be available in three variants; Version L, F-Sports, and I-Package.
Other great feature of the Lexus GS series are, some of the components installed in the vehicle is made from organic materials; for example, the engine-cover for the Lexus GS250 made from bagasse (sugar cane residue after juice), its door trim are from kenaf (an annual plant of the mallow) — similar to Mercedes Benz adopting Banana materials for its A-Series models. Once again, an innovation by introducing organic materials.
The said models will be available this coming March.