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New Lexus GS flagship in SA

2014-06-03 12:37

TOP NOTCH: Lexus has launched a revised version of its GS flagship. Image: Lexus

  • New eight-speed auto
  • New GS 350F Sprt
  • Heads-up display
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Lexus has launched a revised version of GS flagship with emphasis on driving dynamics, design tweaks and improved build quality.

GALLERY: Lexus 350 GS

Lexus says the GS has a wider track, more direct steering, aurally engineered exhaust system, new auto transmission with paddle shifts and virtual immediate lock-up technology.

The GS is now available with an eight-speed sport direct shift auto transmission borrowed from the Lexus IS F.

Lexus says the GS 350 will, for the first time in South Africa, be made available with its F Sport package. The sport package adds a more assertive bumper, new spindle design with a larger lower-grille and a honey-comb design for the slats. The F sport version has smoked 19" alloys on the GS 350 EX.

The range-topping GS 450h SE is equipped with full colour heads-up display and is powered by a V6 petrol unit capable of 213kW/345Nm. The engine is complimented with an
an electric motor and high voltage battery to boost a total system output of 252kW.

The hybrid engine is mated to a continuously variable gearbox.

The GS 450h SE receives rear cross-traffic alert which detects and warns of vehicles approaching while reversing.

PRICING

GS 350 EX - R629 000
GS 350 F SPORT - R697 800
GS 450h SE - R872 100

All Lexus GS models are covered by a four-year or 100 000km warranty and service plan (Lexus Distance Plan Plus for the GS 350 models and Lexus Distance Plan Complete for the GS 450h SE).
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