About a week ago Lexus announced some updates for 2012 Lexus IS Sedan, Convertible, IS-F, LS 460 and CT 200h, followed by the official debut for 2013 Lexus GS 350 at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Now, although there was never much doubt that Lexus would launch a hybrid version of its all-new 2013 GS sedan, the Japanese brand has tentatively confirmed it with the release of a new teaser image showing the upcoming car’s new grille and trademark Toyota hybrid blue backlighting on its badge. Beside this, the car maker also released a teaser image for its new 2013 GS equipped with an F Sport accessories pack.
Despite the fact that it should join the rest of the 2013 Lexus GS range in showrooms next year, at this time not much is known about the new GS 450h.
Rumor say it will pair Toyota’s hybrid synergy drive system with a 3.5-liter V-6, with output rivaling the GS’ V-8 counterparts from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. In addition, the new model will come with significantly more power than the outgoing GS 450h’s 292 horsepower output.
As for the new 2013 GS equipped with an F Sport accessories pack, it’s hard to talk at this time considering that no official details were released. Still, from the teaser we can see a revised grille and darkened mesh covering the intakes. Beside this, the image shows a more streamlined front bumper, which is now devoid of the standard model’s fog lights.
Stay tuned because more information on the GS 450h hybrid and GS F Sport accessories pack should be revealed following the debut of the 2013 Lexus GS at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto in November.