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Lexus has announced pricing for its recently updated 2013 RX series, the all-new 2013 GS 450h, and the 2012 IS models.
The hybrid variant of the new GS model will start at $58,950, while the 2013 RX350 will have a base MSRP of $39,310. The hybrid RX 450h will start at $45,910 while the RX 350 F Sport will be $47,000. All 2012 Lexus IS models see an increase of $200 in its MSRP.
The 2013 GS 450h joins the existing GS350 and GS350 F Sport in the lineup, sporting 338-hp with 29-mpg city, 34-mpg highway, and 31-mpg combined. The 2013 RX model receives plenty of new upgrades and enhancements including a new headlight design, LED daytime running lights, unique fog lamp bezels, aggressive new front bumper, updated taillights, and interior changes.
Starting pricing for the RX350 FWD as mentioned previously is $39,310, while the AWD model is $40,710. Both of those MSRPs are $325 higher than the previous model RX. The top-of-the-line RX 450h AWD will have an MSRP of $47,310.
With the $200 increase to the IS models, the IS 250 Manual now starts at $33,595 while the IS 250 Automatic will be $34,765. Opting for AWD will run you $37,225 while the IS 350 will begin at $40,020. The AWD IS 350 has a base MSRP of $42,480.
All prices listed exclude delivery, processing, and handling fee of $875.
Lexus is introducing a world’s first with their 2013 GS 450h, boasting the first premium performance sedan to be equipped with a V6 Atkinson cycle gas engine and two-motor hybrid system in a front engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The hybrid version of the 2013 GS made its official debut at Frankfurt Motor Show packing 338-hp with a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds.
Fuel consumption numbers are not official yet, but Lexus expects the 450h to be over 30-percent more efficient than its predecessor and is targeting SULEV II certification. There will also be five driving modes available to the hybrid luxury enthusiast, Normal, Eco, Sport S, Sport S+ and EV.
Exclusive to the hybrid model of the GS is a unique three-lamp design, aligning the turn signal with Lexus’ first high and low beam LED lamps in a single horizontal row. And of course, Lexus will employ its blue hybrid badging on the vehicle. The GS450h will also come standard with 17-inch wheels, with 18-inch rollers as an option.
Much of the interior and safety features will match those previously announced on the GS 350 model.
No pricing was announced on the GS 450h.