Lexus GS 450h hybrid upgrades

* Hybrid gets styling upgrades * Model-range slimmed-down, too * From 43,035...

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17 May 2010

Lexus GS 450h hybrid upgrades

The Lexus GS 450h hybrid has been given styling and technical upgrades, and the range has been trimmed down to two models.

Styling upgrades
All new models get a new front grille, modified rear lamp clusters with larger lenses, while SE-L versions get a new style of 18-inch alloy wheel.

Inside, there's new Venaro Grey leather upholstery with maple wood trim.

There are also three new exterior colours available: Atlantic Blue, Richmond Green and Vanilla Mist.

Lexus has also rationalised the GS 450h range, which now comprises two trim grades of SE and SE-L. Entry-level SE trim starts at 43,035, while the range-topping SE-L model costs 50,185.

Safety upgrades
The GS 450h has had its pre-crash safety system upgraded to now include pre-crash brake technology. This adds to its pre-crash seatbelt and brake assist functions. Active headrests are also new to the equipment list.

Lexus GS450h pricing, VED and insurance groups
GS 450h SE
GS 450h SE-L
GS 450h SE-L ACC/PCS and s/roof
50,185VED band
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