24 Aug '12, 7pm

2013 GS 450h EPA-rated at 31 mpg combined; 35% improvement over preceding generation

2013 GS 450h EPA-rated at 31 mpg combined; 35% improvement over preceding generation 24 August 2012 2013 Lexus GS 450h. Click to enlarge. Lexus’s 2013 GS 450h—the new generation hybrid version of the GS 350, introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (earlier post )—offers EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg US city, 34 mpg US highway and 31 mpg US combined (7.7, 6.9 and 7.6 L/100km, respectively). These figures represent a 32%, 36% and 35% improvement in fuel economy, respectively, compared to the prior generation of the GS 450h (e.g., MY 2011). These figures also represent a 53%, 21% and 35% improvement in fuel economy, respectively, compared with the conventional 2013 GS 350. (As a side note, the combined cycle fuel economy of the conventional 2013 GS 350 is now the same as the combined cycle fuel economy was for the earlier version of the GS 450h hybrid.) The...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/08/gs450h-20120824.html

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