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2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Review & Test Drive 6
May
Posted by Harvey Schwartz in Automotive, GS450h, hybrid, LEXUS, Lexus GS, Lexus GS450h, Test Drives on 05 6th, 2013
2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Beauty Right Wide Done Small

2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Beauty Right Wide Done Small

The all-new 2013 Lexus GS450h hybrid luxury sport sedan is refined and improved in every way.  It now combines new bold and aggressive styling, a total system horsepower rating of 338, a wider track and redesigned suspension for better, more precise handling plus a spacious interior with the latest in comfort, luxury, convenience, infotainment, connectivity and safety systems.  In its mid-size segment, there is nothing else like it.  After my seven-day test drive this GS450h is one of the few vehicles that I wish I didn’t have to give up.

The Lexus Hybrid Drive system features an ultra-smooth running, next generation D-45 direct and port fuel injection system with an Atkinson cycle 3.5 liter V6 engine mated to a compact, high-output, water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor powered by a high-performance nickel-metal hydride battery pack.  The two powerplants drive the rear wheels both independently and in tandem, as needed.  Fuel consumption is improved by more than 25% versus the previous generation with EPA estimated 29mpg/city, 34mpg/highway.

2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Engine Done Small

Besides high fuel mileage indicated, the new GS450h is so much fun to drive with five driving modes, including SNOW mode, through the high-tech CVT transmission, including paddle shifters on the steering wheel for even more spirited driving times.

Each mode can be operated by toggling the new Lexus Drive Mode Selector dial located on the center console.  The ECO mode revises throttle mapping, seat heating and climate control systems for better fuel economy.  In ECO mode the instrument cluster lighting changes to blue.  In EV mode you can drive short distances using only the electric motors.  In SPORT S mode it revises throttle mapping and transmission shifting priorities to fully exploit the capabilities of the powertrain.  In Sport S mode instrument cluster lighting changes to red.  In SPORT S+ mode the handling is enhanced via a sport setting of the adaptive variable suspension, steering system and Vehicle Dynamic Integration Management (VDIM) together with the powertrain enhancements of SPORT S mode.  In SPORT+ mode, the all-new GS450h can accelerate to 60mph from a standstill in just 5.6sec.  That is truly amazing for a vehicle weighing 4,190 pounds.

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This high-tech powertrain is certified as a Super-Ultra Low Emission Vehicle which has lower emissions than clean diesel engines.   It also features a lightweight timing chain to eradicate engine noise, vibration and friction; a new system regenerating braking operating range that has been expanded to help further improvements in fuel efficiency; a new stacked battery configuration that maximizes luggage space allowing for more cargo room than last year’s model; improved fuel consumption through a high-compression ratio of 13:1, a new mid-port intake tumble generator and the adoption of a Lexus four-stroke, direct injection technology-D-45- with one injector installed in the combustion chamber and a second mounted in the intake port, D-45 combines the strengths of both direct and port injection, realizing optimum engine efficiency throughout the power band and improving torque across the rev range, while minimizing fuel consumption and emissions; the D-45 system features a new split-type injector nozzles with a modified port shape, a higher fuel pressure for more efficient combustion, and idle port injection for improved NVH; the cooling performance of the hybrid system’s Power Control Unit (PCU) helps reduce fuel consumption and has been improved through the adoption of dual cooling paths and a single-piece, integrated DC/DC converter.  Finally the PCU boosts motor drive voltage to a maximum 650V in Sport mode and limits it to a maximum of 500V in Eco mode under normal driving conditions where maximum output is not required.  The motor is driven at lower voltage to provide a more environmentally advanced driving performance to further help enhance mpg.  This system including the electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission with Intelligence makes the total powertrain system one of the world’s most advanced for luxury sedans.  The evidence is plain as I received 31.8mpg while driving on slow city streets and keeping up with fast traveling highway traffic during my seven day test drive.  That number is amazing considering that the GS450h is a true midsize luxury sport sedan.

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Engineers created a more rigid new platform by increasing the amount of high-tensile strength steel and increasing the number of spot welds and adding laser welds in very specific location.  The track, wider by almost two inches, works in combination with a revised fully independent suspension design to help ensure a more solid stance and superior cornering performance as well as a smooth ride over poorly paved surfaces.  Up front is a double-wishbone setup with coil springs, adaptive variable gas-charged shocks and a stabilizer bar.  The rear is multi-link with coil springs, adaptive variable gas-charged shocks, and a stabilizer bar.  Front and rear aluminum control arms also help in reducing unsprung weight resulting in significant improvements in agility, roll damping, ride comfort, body control and steering precision.  This new GS450h goes where I point it to go with ease.  I had no problem attaching cloverleaf highway entrances at speeds over 50mph with no oversteer or understeer.  The electric vehicle speed sensing rack & pinion system with electric power assist is right on with quick response to my inputs and great feel for the road plus terrific on-center feel and rock solid stability when cruising at fast highway speeds.

The new GS450h’s electronically controlled braking system’s characteristics have been modified to provide great responsiveness when you first touch the pedal.  It is very linear when pressing hard or softly coming to a stop.  Up front are 13.1 inch vented rotors and 12.2 inch vented rotors in the rear.   Each rotor is clamped with four-piston calipers for true sports car stopping power.

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The standard Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) anticipates loss of vehicle control and governs all of the vehicle’s dynamic handling systems-the ABS, BA, EBD, Vehicle Stability Control, and Traction Control with the electronic throttle control system.  VDIM employs these systems collectively and seamlessly to help make corrections while allowing higher dynamic capability.  The system also provides a limited slip differential effect to get all of the power and torque to the pavement.

My fully loaded all-new GS450h sedan rode on optional 18X8 inch lightweight aluminum wheels wrapped with 235/45R18 inch Dunlop SP Sport high- performance tires for excellent grip and a smooth, quiet ride.

Looks that thrill is the motto of the all-new 2013 GS450h seen from any angle.  The signature spindle grille with its trapezoidal contours fully integrates into the aggressive front bumper and lower spoiler to enhance efficient airflow.  Deep set high-tech adaptive HID headlamps with projector beam design and L-shaped LED running lamps further express the car’s dynamic character.  Exclusive to the hybrid is an optional three-lamp design that combines high and low beam LED lamps and turn signals in a single horizontal row.  The lower bumper houses another wide-mouth air-intake,  and at the sides are air intakes to cool the front brake rotors and projector-beam foglamps.  From the side you see steeply raked windshield A-pillars, flared fenders, a full-perimeter chrome strip around the greenhouse, body-color pull-out door handles, aero-styled remote, heated, self-dimming sideview mirrors, uniquely sculpted lower side extensions with a Hybrid graphic, and a tapered roof that quickly runs down to the short rear trunk lid.  The rearview shows large, wraparound LED lamp clusters with a tasteful chrome strip that connects each side together, a lip spoiler at the end of the trunk lid, a bold bumper with a black contrasted lower bumper with stabilizing fins and concealed dual exhaust tips for a clean hybrid look.  The Lexus signature blue hybrid badge gives the rear a unique, sporty and luxury look.  This all-new GS450h cuts through the air with an incredible low 0.26 co-efficient of drag.

2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Dashboard Done Small

Only a few midsize luxury sport sedans come close to the new interior of the GS450h.  It has it all to keep any sport luxury consumer happy with an eye for saving money at the gas pump and helping the environment.  Each door opens wide to reveal a spacious, comfortable, luxurious, convenient and safe cabin.  The leather-trimmed front bucket seats are incredible with optional 18-way power adjustments for you and your front passenger.  They have been improved for the driver’s position for increased comfort, better forward visibility and overall command of the road by redesigning the seat frame and changing the power-tilt-telescopic steering column angle from 23 to 21-degrees.  Besides being surrounded by stitched leather on the dash top, and aluminum trim pieces, new bamboo wood trim is seen on the leather-wrapped/heated steering wheel, dashboard, center console and door trim.  Also new this year is a new energy-saving auto climate control system, called S-Flow, it uses the occupant-detection system to focus airflow only to the front area where passengers are actually seating-a first-in-class technology.  Furthermore, the front seats are heated and ventilated and the rear seating is heated with a fold-down center console/dual-cupholder/armrest that contains the controls for the rear climate system.  You and your and your front passenger will enjoy the clean appearance of the new, high-resolution split-screen central control display with the optional navigation system.  A new analog clock with LED indicators, carved from a single ingot of aluminum gives a smooth, consistent look, adding a unique touch, at once both modern and traditional.  Also coming standard in the GS450h is water-repellent front door glass and high capacity heater, Smart Access Keyless Entry, push button start/stop, power tilt/slide one-touch moonroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, smog sensor/air filter, white LED ambient lighting, rear power sunshade with manual side window sunshades, power windows with all express up/down and power door locks, Lexus personalization settings, Lexus Homelink universal transceiver, dual map lights, dual lighted vanity mirrors, grab handles above each door, remote trunk/fuel door releases, rain-sensing wipers, backup monitor, radar controlled cruise-control, cargo light and carpeted floor mats.  Options included in my loaded GS450h test model included the Luxury Package with its incredible Night Vision System, three-zone automatic climate control, Lexus Memory System for three drivers, the awesome Mark Levinson premium Surround Sound system with 17-speakers, 835-watts with 7.1 channel architecture digital amplifier and GreenEdge Speaker technology with Bluetooth, USB audio plug, MP3 files, CDs HDD Navigation with a 12.3 inch high-resolution split screen multimedia display & Lexus Enform with Destination & eDestination, App Suite, Sirius Satellite Radio, NavWeather/NavTraffic/Sports/Stocks, Intuitive Parking Assist, Pre-Collision System, trunk mat, cargo net, and a First Aid kit.  I really enjoyed the optional ‘head’s-up’ display that shows your speed, tachometer, radio station and volume so you never have to take your eyes off the road.

2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Rear Seats Done Small

What more can Lexus add to make this all-new Lexus GS450hp one of the most complete luxury interiors?  I’m out of words.

The safety systems to protect you and passengers in the event of an impact are truly world-class.  These include the Night Vision System that appears on the center split screen in black & white, front/rear parking sensors, Blind Spot Metering with Cross Traffic Alert, dual front airbags, front/rear side impact airbags, front/rear side curtain airbags, driver/front passenger knee airbags, 3-point safety belts with front pretensioners/load limiters, whiplash injury lessening front seats, LED daytime running lamps, Lexus Enform with SafetyConnect automatic collision notification, LATCH system for child seats, tire pressuring monitoring system, front/rear crumple zones and steel beams in each door.

Lexus has done it again with the all-new 2013 GS450h luxury hybrid sport sedan.  This loaded version that I tested gave me all of the performance, comfort, luxury, infotainment, and safety that I could ever want in a midsize luxury sport sedan.

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2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Rear Seats Done Small
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2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Door Trim Done Small
2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Badge Done Small
2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Engine Done Small

COPYRIGHT: 2013: HARVEY SCHWARTZ

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Price: $58,950.00/$73,539.00 as tested
  • Wheelbase: 112.2 inches
  • Total length: 190.7 inches
  • Total width: 72.4 inches
  • Total height: 57.3 inches
  • Track: f/r-62/62.6 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.5 inches
  • Headroom: f/r-38/37.8 inches
  • Legroom: f/r-42.3/36.3 inches
  • EPA cargo volume: 13.2 cu.ft.
  • Fuel tank: 17.4 gallons
  • EPA fuel economy: 20/34/31-city/highway/combined


2013 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid Revealed w/ Promo Video 13
Sep
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, LEXUS, Lexus GS, Lexus GS450h, News on 09 13th, 2011

Lexus has taken the wraps off of the new 2013 GS 450h Hybrid this week for the Frankfurt Motor Show. The GS450h looks almost identical to the 2013 GS 350 that we showcased a few weeks ago only the new Lexus Hybrid features three-lamp headlights, blue-tinted Lexus emblems and 17-inch wheels. The interior is laced with bamboo wood trim and a hybrid LCD display.

Powering the new 2013 Lexus GS 450h is an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine and an electric motor for a combined output of 338 horsepower. 0-60mph times should come in around 5.6 seconds. Just like other hybrids from Lexus, the new GS 450h will offer different drive modes including Eco mode, Normal and Sport mode which increases voltage to 650 volts from Eco mode’s 500 volts.

The new 2013 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid will be on the floor at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

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2013 Lexus GS 450h Press Release

All-New 2013 GS 450h Unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show

FRANKFURT – Sept. 12, 2011 – With a five vehicle hybrid line-up, Lexus reinforces its commitment to hybrid technology with the all-new 2013 GS 450h. When it was introduced for the 2007 model year, the GS 450h was the first hybrid-powered luxury sport sedan to enter the market. Today, the GS 450h is the world’s first premium performance sedan to be equipped with a V6 Atkinson cycle gas engine and two-motor hybrid system, in a front engine rear-wheel drive vehicle.
The hybrid version of the 2013 GS 350 incorporates improvements to its hybrid powertrain and is equipped with a second generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system. GS 450h engineers have aimed for reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, while providing exhilarating performance.

With a total system power output of 338 hp, the GS 450h will accelerate effortlessly from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. Conversely, fuel consumption is expected to be improved by more than 30 percent. The GS 450h is targeting certification as a Super-Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (SULEV II). The new GS hybrid also features a Drive Mode selector. In addition to the Normal mode, the driver can customize the driving experience using Eco, Sport S, Sport S+ and EV modes.

“The all-new GS 450h will provide our customers with an exciting blend of performance and precision in a new hybrid package,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager in the U.S. “With its dynamic exterior styling, roomy interior and advanced technology features, the GS 450h further demonstrates Lexus’ mastery of the luxury hybrid.”

Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain/Performance
As with all Lexus hybrid vehicles, the new GS 450h is a full hybrid capable of operating in gas-only or electric-only modes, as well as a combination of both. Its Lexus Hybrid Drive system features an ultra-smooth running, Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a compact, high-output, water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor. The two powerplants drive the rear wheels both independently and in tandem, as needed.

In addition to the gas engine and electric motor, the new GS 450h’s hybrid drive system a generator; a high-performance nickel-metal hydride battery; a power split device which, via planetary reduction gears, combines and re-allocates power from the engine, electric motor and generator according to operational requirements; and a compact power control unit to govern the high speed interaction of the system components.

Adapted specifically for the hybrid powertrain and a first for premium performance sedans, the 3.5-liter V6, DOHC engine benefits from several technical improvements including the adoption of the Atkinson Cycle engine design to optimize the fuel-efficient benefits of Lexus Hybrid Drive.

Compression is delayed in an Atkinson Cycle engine, because the intake valves close late. This creates a high expansion ratio for less compression, reducing intake and exhaust energy losses and converting combustion energy to engine power more effectively.

A high compression ratio of 13:1; a new, mid-port intake tumble generator; and the adoption of the latest evolution of Lexus’ four-stroke, direct injection technology, D-4S, help the GS 450h achieve better fuel consumption.

With one injector installed in the combustion chamber and a second mounted in the intake port, D-4S combines the strengths of both direct and port injection, realizing optimum engine efficiency throughout the power band and improving torque across the rev range, while minimizing fuel consumption and emissions.

The D-4S system features new slit-type injector nozzles with a modified port shape, a higher fuel pressure for more efficient combustion, and idle port injection for improved NHV characteristics.

Engine noise, vibration and friction have been lowered through the adoption of lightweight chain technology.

The cooling performance of the hybrid system’s Power Control Unit (PCU) helps reduce fuel consumption and has been improved through the adoption of dual cooling paths and a single-piece, integrated AC/DC converter.

System control has been enhanced. The PCU boosts motor drive voltage to a maximum 650V in Sport mode and limits it to a maximum of 500V in Eco mode under normal driving conditions where maximum output is not required. The motor is driven at lower voltage to provide a more environmentally–advanced driving performance to help enhance fuel efficiency.

The electric motor features lighter mounts and reduced friction. The system’s regenerative braking operation range has been expanded, contributing to further improvements in fuel efficiency. In addition, the battery layout has been redesigned. A new stacked configuration maximizing luggage space allows the 2013 GS 450h to have more cargo area than the previous generation gas model.

Chassis/Body/Suspension/Tires/Brakes
All second-generation GS hybrid models have a new platform that is designed to be more rigid compared to the previous models. Engineers conducted extensive platform testing, ultimately increasing the number of spot welds and adding laser welds in very specific locations. The track works in combination with a revised suspension design to assure a more solid stance and superior cornering performance.

The new suspension system is designed to help guide the 2013 GS through corners with precision. In the front, upper and lower control arms are made from aluminum and employ larger bushings. The rear subframe has been completely redesigned to accommodate an all-new multi-link rear suspension, using improved suspension geometry that retains tire cornering force and enhances rear control. With the stiffer platform and lighter components, the shocks can use lighter-viscosity oil, so they move easily and respond to small inputs more quickly.

The use of front and rear aluminum control arms helps reduce unsprung weight and results in significant improvements in agility, roll damping, ride comfort, body control and steering precision. Overall, the suspension is lighter and stronger, allowing it to react to driver input readily, and ride quietly without harshness. Ventilated disc brakes featuring four-piston aluminum front calipers includes the latest electronic enhancements to help provide braking balance and control.

The GS 450h also offers the Lexus Dynamic Handling system, an integrated four-wheel steering system. The leading edge platform technology of the Lexus Dynamic Handling system offers Lexus’ first integration of Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS); Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS); Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS); and the latest generation of Lexus’ unique Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system to help coordinate every aspect of front and rear wheel control and provide agile, sharp and confident driving behavior with a more direct response to the driver’s actions.

The Lexus Dynamic Handling system integrates the control of the Electric Power Steering (EPS), VGRS and newly developed DRS. Monitoring vehicle speed, steering direction and driver inputs, the system calculates the optimum angle for all four wheels. Using VGRS to the front and DRS to the rear, the system can independently control both front and rear wheel steering angles to help improve turn-in response, rear grip, vehicle stability and overall agility when cornering.

The DRS system monitors vehicle speed and yaw rate, steering angle and speed, and lateral G to calculate the required rear wheel steering input, to a maximum of 1.5 degrees. At speeds below 50 mph the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions. At speeds over 50 mph, front and rear wheels turn in the same direction.

Further coordinating DRS with VGRS, AVS and VDIM, the Lexus Dynamic Handling system will automatically customize the adaptive suspension tuning and active safety systems to suit road conditions, vehicle speed and driving style, giving customers confidence to experience the new GS’ exceptional driving performance.

The standard 17-inch alloy wheels are paired with 225/50R17 tires while the optional 18-inch alloy wheels are equipped with 235/45R18 tires. The GS 450h’s Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system characteristics have been modified to provide greater responsiveness from the first touch of the pedal.

Safety/Security Features
Like the GS 350, the GS 450h will be standard equipped with 10 airbags, including a knee airbag for both driver and front passenger. Rear seat occupants have seat-mounted side airbags, and all four outboard occupants are equipped with side curtain airbags. Also standard are new Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats that reduce the space between the occupant’s head and headrest, to help limit excessive head movement, and help decrease the severity of whiplash-type injuries in certain types of collisions. Standard seatbelts with pretensioners with force limiters used for front and outboard rear seats further assist occupant protection.

Available options to help further enhance safety include a pre-collision system, which uses the dynamic radar cruise control system to provide early warning of upcoming objects that might result in a collision. The system also uses a Lexus first infrared camera to monitor the driver’s eyes to check on driver status. In the event that the driver does not appear to be looking forward when a collision appears imminent, the system will initiate the warning at an earlier threshold. If the driver still does not respond and make the appropriate maneuver, the system will initiate light braking intervention up to two seconds prior to impact, designed to help to lessen the severity of the collision.

Other available safety systems include a Night Vision System that enhances driver visibility at night; Heads Up Display (HUD); a Blind Spot Monitor that helps detect vehicles in rear/side blind spots; and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW). LKA provides a small amount of active steering torque to help maintain course, while the LDW feature alerts the driver if the system detects that the vehicle is beginning to drift out of the lane.

Exterior Design
The 2013 GS expresses a new generation of Lexus’ design philosophy with its precisely sculpted exterior and will lead the rest of the lineup in an entirely new direction. When designers shaped the GS they visualized the flow of air around it and, like the LFA supercar, maximized aerodynamic efficiency.

Exclusive to the hybrid model is a unique three-lamp design that aligns the turn signal and Lexus-first high and low beam LED lamps in a single horizontal row. The improved illumination and beam range provided by LED lamps offers better visibility even under low beam driving conditions. In addition, the rear bumper of the GS 450h covers the exhaust pipe apertures. The GS 450h can also be distinguished by Lexus’ signature blue hybrid badging.

The GS fuses distinctive style with engineering functionality. Fins incorporated into the side of the tail lamps and the design of the trunk area all help direct air over and past the car. The rear bumper underbody area was designed for reduced wind resistance to help keep the car steady. Finally, air inlets located on the outer edges of the lower grille serve as cooling ducts.

The signature spindle grille with its trapezoidal contours evolved from current Lexus styling and fully integrates into the aggressive front bumper allowing for efficient airflow. This distinctive Lexus design feature combined with the deep-set, high-tech headlamps and L-shaped LED daytime running lamps further express the vehicle’s confident and dynamic character.

From the side, the GS projects the image of a spacious sport sedan with a road-hugging wider stance. The tapered lower rocker panel and the short front overhang give the vehicle a sense of motion. Width-enhancing front and rear wheel arches adds an athletic stance enhancing the vehicle’s dynamic presence.

The rear bumper features centered aero fins to help control underbody airflow. Combined with the L-shaped LED tail lamps, a Lexus design cue, these rear bumper features lend a high-performance appearance. Overall, the new GS sheet metal represents a significant extension of the Lexus L-finesse philosophy that is the core of all Lexus product design.

The GS line-up will feature three colors that are new to the Lexus color palette: Riviera Red, Meteor Blue Mica and Liquid Platinum. Vehicles in Riviera Red will benefit from glass flakes incorporated into the coating that adds a high level of brilliance to the paint. Lexus engineers developed a new advanced coating process for Liquid Platinum exteriors. The GS will be the first Lexus to adopt this new coating technology. Vehicles with the Liquid Platinum exterior will appear more radiant as an additional metallic texture gives both strong shading and defined, sharp highlights. This metallic effect makes subtle and defined bodylines more noticeable and the surface appear finely polished.

Interior Design
The GS 450h will share the same luxurious and technological amenities as its gas counterpart, including next generation Remote Touch; analog clock with LED indicators, carved from an ingot; and a new energy-saving auto climate control system called S-Flow that focuses airflow only to the front area where passengers are actually seated. A few notable differences include a bamboo-finished steering wheel which reinforces the sustainability of the GS 450h, and the hybrid monitor.

“There is no other mid-luxury hybrid like the new GS 450h,” said Lexus’Templin. “The handling, acceleration, and design of this Lexus hybrid are impeccable. We can’t wait for customers to drive one.”

PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS FOR GS 450h

GAS ENGINE

Number of cylinders and arrangement

Displacement

3.5L

MOTOR GENERATORS

Motor type

Permanent magnet synchronous motor

HYBRID BATTERY

Battery type

Nickel-Metal Hydride

TOTAL SYSTEM OUTPUT

Net Horsepower

338 hp

TRANSMISSION

Type

Rear Wheel Drive

Gearbox type

Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT)

SUSPENSION

Front

Double wishbone

Rear

Multi-link

STEERING

Type

Rack and pinion

Power steering type

Electric

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS (in.)

Overall Length

190.7

Overall width

72.4

Overall height

57.3

Wheelbase

112.2

Driven Wheels

Rear

Curb weight (lbs.)

4,190

Brake type

Ventilated front and rear disc with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system (VDIM)

Wheel size

17 x 7.5 in. (standard)

18 x 8 in. (optional)

Tire size

225/50/17 (standard)

235/45/18 (optional)

0 – 60 mph

5.6 seconds

Top Track Speed

131 mph (electronically limited)

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