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William Maley

Lexus News: Rumorpile: Lexus Working On A Smaller GS Hybrid

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William Maley

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June 14, 2012

With Lexus changing their hybrid priorities, Auto Express reports that they're working on a smaller hybrid GS.

"We are working on a number of solutions to offer low CO2 emissions, and these include a small hybrid," said deputy chief engineer Koji Sato.

The new GS, possibly to be called the GS300h will use the 2.5L four-cylinder hybrid powertrain found in the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Lexus ES 300h. The 2.5L hybrid powertrain produces a combined 200 HP and return a combined 40 MPG on the ES300h.

Source: Auto Express


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Smaller as in smaller engine, I assume...as compared to the 3.5 V6 in the GS450h.

Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar

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Smaller as in smaller engine, I assume...as compared to the 3.5 V6 in the GS450h.

Yes. And it appears the engine in question is a 2.5L V6 thats in the GS250 (Sold in Europe and other places.)

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I heard it was not the V6, but the couple year old 2.5L I4 from the Camry that is being investigated.

The AE article in the first post says it's a 4cyl.

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Still do not think this will help them sell more cars to out sell all the other luxury makers. They are just trying to find a way to spread the cost around and lower production cost to make it a success under the Toyota label.

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