WHATEVER your past or present opinion of the brand, this is a very shrewd move from Lexus.
Toyota Motor Corporation has been selling hybrid cars for 16 years, now, and while the Toyota brand has mopped up the volume hybrid vehicle sales, the upmarket Lexus cars have saved the hybrid running gear for flagship models.
Rightly so, if you ask me. The system is so well developed at this point that commuting in a Lexus Hybrid is a seamless, quiet, smooth and relaxing experience that the brand could be forgiven for reserving for its best cars.
But this is the shrewd bit. There’s a new, entry-level Lexus GS hybrid variant called the GS300h, and what’s more it comes in a new, more affordable SE trim package.
But before you dismiss it as a low-rent option, for an extremely reasonable £31,495 – remember, ...