A pioneering rear-wheel-drive hybrid sedan, the GS 450h combines high power with environmental performance at an unprecedented level. The newly developed high-compression, next-generation D-4S (direct injection 4-stroke gasoline engine superior version) and Atkinson Cycle 3.5-liter V6 2GR-FXE engine with rear-wheel-drive hybrid technology is a world-first combination5.
With an updated power control unit and reduced friction losses in the hybrid-model-exclusive transmission with two-stage motor-speed reduction device, the GS 450h provides effortlessly smooth, extraordinarily swift acceleration and exceptional fuel efficiency.
The compact, two-stage hybrid battery and a new rear-suspension layout support a substantial expansion of the cargo space by about one and a half times to 465 liters (VDA method). This provides ample space to stow four golf bags6 and enhances ease of loading and unloading. Utility is at nearly the same high level as the gasoline-engine models.
The Radar Cruise Control system with all-speed tracking, advanced Pre-collision Safety, and Night View provides additional driver support.