Lexus GSFebruary 16, 2012
Prices and specifications have been announced for the new Lexus GS range, with the full hybrid GS 450h starting from £44,995.
Entry point to the new GS range is the GS 250 SE, powered by a 206 bhp 2.5-litre V6 Dual VVT-i petrol engine, which will be available from £32,995.
The GS 250 SE specification includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic bi-xenon headlamps and windscreen wipers, LED daytime running lights and a rear-view camera with parking guide monitor. Inside there is leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and electrically adjustable front seats (10-way, with memory setting for the driver’s seat) with heating and ventilation functions. The steering wheel is electrically adjustable and incorporates paddle shifts. On-board entertainment is provided by a 12-speaker audio system with CD player, DAB tuner, Bluetooth and USB/Aux ports for connecting personal music players.
Both the GS 250 and full hybrid GS 450h are offered in Luxury and F Sport grade. Luxury builds on the SE specification with 18-inch alloys, front and rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and an HDD satellite navigation system with Remote Touch controller, as well as a new blind spot detection system integrated into the folding/auto-dimming door mirrors.
F Sport versions of the GS have 19-inch wheels, a boot-lip spoiler, sports-styled bumpers and front grille, bi-xenon headlights with an automatic high beam function, as well Lexus’s Adaptive Front-lighting System, which adjusts the beam direction as the car approaches bends and turns at junctions.
The F Sport also has Adaptive Variable Suspension and selectable drive modes plus, on the 450h model, the Lexus Dynamic Handling System, which includes Dynamic Rear Steering, electric power steering, Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management.
At the top of the range, the GS 450h Premier is fitted with 18-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlamp system, adaptive suspension and selectable drive modes.
The HDD navigation and premium Mark Levinson sound system are linked to a 12.3-inch central display screen, the largest on the market. Other details include automatic boot closing, sunshades for the rear windows (electrically operated for the back window) and a tyre pressure warning system.
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