Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lexus GS 450h Hybrid Freshened Up with Styling Tweaks and Upgraded Features

The 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show saw Lexus swiping the covers off the 2010 GS 450h hybrid that has received a gentle facelift with miniscule exterior and interior styling changes, new available colors and revisions to the Pre-Crash Safety system, navigation and audio packages. On the outside, the 2010 model year GS 450h gains a more distinct front grille with horizontal bars, tweaked rear lamp clusters larger, transparent outer lenses and newly styled 18-inch alloy wheels along with three new exterior shades - Vanilla Mist, Richmond Green and Atlantic Blue.

In the cabin, the GS 450h gets a new leather interior and wood trim while Lexus also added a new hybrid-blue backlit stop/start button and upgraded the audio packages as well as the navigation system that gets a 40GB hard disk.

Furthermore, the firm's Pre-Crash Safety system in the GS 450h has been revised to support the pre-crash seatbelt and brake assist functions with pre-crash brake technology while both front seats are fitted with new, inflator-operated active headrests that are activated in the event of a rear-end impact.

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