Wednesday, 2 September 2009


LEXUS SAYS: The world debut of the LF-Ch full hybrid premium compact concept spearheads Lexus’ presence at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. It is joined by the world debut of the updated LS model range and revised versions of GS, IS and IS F.

The LF-Ch concept reinforces Lexus’ position as the only manufacturer to offer a range of full-hybrid vehicles. The concept car combines stylish design and full hybrid technology in a practical five-door compact package to perfectly fulfil the needs of the most demanding premium compact segment customers. Benefiting from an electric-only driving capability, a key feature of Lexus Hybrid Drive, LF-Ch will allow for virtually silent urban driving with zero emissions.

Also making its world debut at the show is the comprehensively revised LS model range, incorporating updates to the exterior and interior designs, a redesigned seating configuration, significantly updated equipment and enhanced driving dynamics.

The world’s only full hybrid vehicle in the premium luxury sedan segment, the Lexus LS600h will be instantly identified as the high performance flagship of the LS model range through bespoke exterior and interior styling cues, improved packaging, and numerous enhancements to the vehicle’s Lexus Hybrid Drive system.

Subtle changes for the 2010 GS model range includes enhanced safety features and new exterior and interior colours, while the GS450h’s status as the model range flagship has now been further reinforced through several bespoke styling cues. GS450h remains the world’s only full hybrid model in the premium mid-size segment. The 2010 GS range also benefits of upgraded audio and navigation systems.

A refreshed IS model range incorporates navigation and audio system upgrades, a new F Sport trim package and a revised IS-F ultra-high performance sports sedan now available with a Limited Slip Differential.

The IS250C, the new Lexus coupe/convertible combines the sporting elegance of the IS sedan with superlative engineering ingenuity to create a unique fusion of driving pleasure and refined comfort with the roof either up or down.