Lexus announces pricing for 2013 GS 450h, RX 450h, RX 350 and IS

Article by Christian A., on April 11, 2012

Lexus revealed that the all-new 2013 GS 450h hybrid luxury sport sedan has a base MSRP of $58,950, the same price as the outgoing model. The 2013 GS 450h will arrive this May in dealerships. Lexus also gave more details about the complete 2013 RX luxury utility vehicle line and a price adjustment to the 2012 IS luxury sport sedan.

The 2013 GS 450h is equipped with the second generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system and produces 338 total system hp while it returns a 31 combined city/highway mpg. Once again, the updated 2013 RX raises the bar for design, engineering, and luxury innovation in the segment it made. The 2013 RX 350 will have a starting MSRP of $39,310 when it arrives in dealerships this month. The 2013 RX 450h offers a performance similar to what a V8 offers.

Its fuel economy rating is comparable to that of a four-cylinder sedan. It has a starting MSRP of $45,910. The RX F SPORT features an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a sport-tuned suspension with performance dampers. It was meant to engage driving enthusiasts. When the RX 350 F SPORT arrives in July at dealerships, it will have a base MSRP of $47,000.

The 2012 Lexus IS luxury sport sedan will get a $200 increase, standing for a 0.5% to 0.6% increase on a model-by-model basis. The MSRP excludes a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875.

The 2013 GS 450h will be added to the GS lineup when it enters the newly launched GS 350 and GS 350 F SPORT at Lexus dealerships this May. The GS 450h has a total system power output of 338hp. It doesn’t just have the power of a V8 but it surpasses most V6 engines in fuel economy with best-in-class EPA estimated ratings of 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined. This means that the GS 450h is certified as a Super-Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV).

The Lexus RX 450h is a second generation in Lexus Hybrid Drive technology and a third generation luxury SUV.

Using over a decade’s experience in full hybrid powertrain technology, Lexus improved every facet of the car’s Lexus Hybrid Drive system.

This resulted in the Lexus RX 450h's real-world efficiency significantly improving: consisting of a 10% increased engine power, a 28% reduced combined cycle fuel consumption, a 30% improved cold weather fuel efficiency, and unmatched CO2 emission reductions.

Its major revisions began with a redesigned front incorporating the Lexus’s new trademark spindle-shaped grille arrangement. All equipment specifications were improved, and the range added a new F Sport version - the first RX to offer Lexus's sport-themed trim.

The F Sport’s athletic style exterior and cabin elements are matched with a lateral damper system for more precise handling and a better drive.

Lexus Hybrid Drive

Instead of using a supplementary electric motor power only to boost a petrol engine like mild hybrids, the RX 450h is a full hybrid that can function in either petrol and electric modes alone, or in a combination, providing fuel efficiency as well as lower emissions.

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