Lexus GS450h to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Set to debut tomorrow during the Pebble Beach festivities in Monterey, California, is the all-new Lexus GS. The model that will be shown, however, is likely to be just the GS350 V6 version, with the latest reports indicating that the GS450h will bow at the Frankfurt Motor Show in just over a month’s time.

No details on the specifics of the powertrain are yet available, but look for nearly identical output numbers to the current model, with around 340-hp. A CVT transmission will continue to be part of the package, with six pre-set “gears” so drivers can have a more engaging experience.

Look for improved handling, however, with lighter suspension components and a more rigid chassis. Plus, the car will now get 4-wheel steering, with rear wheels that can turn up to 1.5 degrees in the opposite direction of the front wheels, to better rotate the car in corners. Adjustable shock settings will also be included.

As for the rest of the vehicle, it’s touted to offer better rear-seat room and a significantly upgraded interior, with matte-wood finishes (like the Porsche Panamera) and a promise that the out-dated green digital clock is now gone. Hooray!

If you can’t wait to see what the new GS will look like, check out these leaked photos.

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]

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