New Lexus Models Coming To Auto Shanghai 2013


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.

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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.

 Leading-edge hybrid 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' hybrid line-up.

 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 and


Source: [Lexus China]