Well, only Lexus would place a car in a Neiman Marcus catalog. In fact, 75 Neiman Marcus Edition GS 450h sedans were offered as the annual holiday catalog car at a price of $65,000. All were sold in less than three hours on October 19, 2005 and were delivered around April 2006. The GS 450h went on sale in Japan on March 16, 2006. Unveiled at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, the hybrid GS 450h joined the GS line for the 2007 model year. It is the first mass-production rear-wheel drive luxury hybrid car. The hybrid market is up and coming and it is important that Lexus make a name for itself now.
Car Transport Rates For The Lexus GS 450
The GS 450h has a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle emissions rating and a retail price of $55,595. In some markets, however, the car can only be purchased with at least one option package, which raises the price by several thousand dollars. On the downside, the rear-mounted battery also consumes significant trunk space. The GS 450h is among the first Lexus vehicles to receive the Driver Monitoring System in some markets. This safety system features an infrared steering wheel-mounted camera which monitors driver attentiveness, sounding an alarm if danger ahead is detected and the driver is not paying attention. The Lexus GS 450 really contains some amazing new technology and is just the beginning of an exciting road ahead for Lexus (no pun intended).
The GS 450h weighs 4134 lbs, but the combined hybrid engine produces 339 hp, allowing the GS to accelerate to 60 mph in a mere 5.2 seconds, compared to the GS 430’s 5.7 seconds. This is a delightful advancement in the hybrid car segment. Further, EPA-rated highway fuel economy is 28 mpg (8.4 l/100 km), while the city fuel economy is rated at 25 mpg, which is slightly unusual for hybrid vehicles of this type. Most normally have higher city fuel economy ratings than highway. You can go here for more details on the GS 450. Car Transport Rates for the Lexus GS 450 are available here using our original auto transport calculator on our page.