Lexus China will partake in the Auto Shanghai 2013 in China starting this Saturday April 20, 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Lexus plans to introduce three new models including the LF-CC Hybrid Concept, the all-new 2014 Lexus IS and the “Global premier of an all-new hybrid model”. Perhaps this is the official debut of the GS 300h.
The official release doesn’t elaborate on the details of the new hybrid model but our guess is that a high efficiency GS hybrid may finally surface. Rumors have been floating for some time about the addition of the 2AR-FSE Atkinson Cycle 2.5L 4 cylinder hybrid powerplant in the 4th generation GS. This new hybrid engine is shared with the new Toyota Crown Hybrid and the 2014 Lexus IS 300h. ARL10 is the reported chassis code for this new GS model. We’ll have to wait and see what will be unveiled this weekend.
Official Lexus China Press Release:
Lexus New Generation IS
to Be Launched at Auto Shanghai 2013
April 15, 2013, Beijing
Lexus will present
Chinese consumers with multiple highlights at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2013.
• Official launch of Lexus new generation IS in China
• Global premiere of an all-new hybrid model
• China debut of a futuristic concept model LF-CC
IS – the absolute choice
in dynamic being
Since its inception, the
IS series has been committed to providing the maximum joy of driving among its
class. The new generation IS gives full play to the sporty attributes of the
line, and features an LFA-inspired design, innovative spindle grille and
driver-oriented cockpit, bringing an outstanding sense of dynamism. The
optimized body rigidity, suspension and steering system further improve the
stability, comfort and agility of the car, providing dynamic handling and a
liberated driving experience. The unique multiple driving modes create even
more fun. Meanwhile, the improved integrated safety system and the latest
pop-up engine hood bring safety to the driver and pedestrians in all aspects,
which demonstrate Lexus’ foremost human-oriented technology.
In addition, an all-new
model showcasing Lexus’ latest hybrid technology will make its world debut at
Auto Shanghai 2013. It successfully integrates forward-looking environmental
protection concepts with a joyful driving experience, and will diversify Lexus’
Inspiring the future
In addition to mass
production models, the new concept model LF-CC will also make its China debut
at the show. The model integrates Lexus’ signature spindle grille front face
with a futuristic exterior design, bringing a high-tech sense of style. Meanwhile,
inspired by the concept model LF-LC, the LF-CC creates an unparalleled driving
atmosphere with the use of futuristic elements. The all-new and highly
efficient 2.5L hybrid system can ensure an excellent and environmentally
friendly driving performance while reducing CO2 emissions to lower than
100g/km, picturing a stylish future with its forward-looking hybrid technology.
Lexus China cordially
invites you to visit its booth in Hall E6 at the Shanghai New International
Expo Center from April 20 to 29 to experience its brand new product lineup and
the unique charm of the Lexus brand.
For more information,
please visit Lexus China’s official Weibo:www.weibo.com/lexuscn and
Source: [Lexus China]