Lexus GS450h Review

24 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Lexus GS450h Review
Lexus GS450h


of the LHD components are a good bit smaller those in the RX400h, SUV hybrid and makes a difference both in and space-saving.

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of the LHD components are a good bit smaller those in the RX400h, SUV hybrid and makes a difference both in and space-saving. This is particularly of the new and supposedly unique automatic system the Electronically-controlled Continuously Transmission or E-CVT, featuring automatic or a 6-speed sequential

Unlike the old DAF CVT, the Lexus has a good deal more Drive, Reverse and somewhere in the middle, Neutral – the version is like comparing an to a gramophone. Electronic gizmology now the six ‘steps’ in sequential or ‘S’ to provide better control, a drive and a form of engine-braking.

So, the is a Sports Saloon and as well as cleaner than most in segment, it retains the swiftness with the label. With torque from the ‘get-go’ the time is 5.9seconds and the top speed is but that’s not at the expense of good consumption. The published figures 31.7mpg for the urban cycle, for the extra-urban and the combined works out as

Tailpipe emissions are measured as CO2, no NOx whatsoever, only g/km hydrocarbons and 0.10g/km of monoxide, which puts the in VED Band F (£180).

With the 3.5, V6 and the added from the electric motor, is assured and a scrunch of the toes on the is enough to prove it. On motorways, the car like a magic carpet such is the smoothness and minimal intrusion and this is where the car is at its

Lexus GS450h

The torsional stiffness makes the car very solid and agile on roads and twisting lanes but the tyres on the 18-inch wheels that every bump and is felt. This is the case the Adaptive Variable Suspension is set to or Sport.

Although Lexi (?) have been noted for their quality and prowess, the biggest was the lack of feedback for the driver. The is different – the problem has solved introduction of Variable Ratio Steering (VGRS), is part of the Electric Power system. VGRS does it says on the tin, altering the of the steering according to the speed but manages to improve the feedback at the time.

The GS450h comes in three standard, SE and SE-L with ranging from £38,058 to and apart from getting a lot of car for the the BIK rate is 21 per cent.

The test car was the which means it was fitted a lot of goodies, many of which are in the SE. Taking comfort as a starting the owner of an SE-L will from leather-clad seats, adjustable front seats, of which have lumbar memory settings and heating and There’s wood trim on the and reach adjustable steering as well as the doors and part of the console and a dual-zone climate with air-filter.

Lexus GS450h
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