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2016 Lexus GS gets a bold new design and goes turbo!

“taking refinement up a notch.”

The Lexus GS enters 2016 with a bolder design and new 2.0l turbo engine. As well as a a new GS 200t EX rear-wheel drive model, taking refinement up a notch.

The Lexus GS continues to feature impressive agility and sporty handling for twist and turns as well as comfortable ride quality for extended highway driving.

This is no modest mid-size luxury sedan. The engaging performance and amenities make the GS 200t and the GS 350 F-Sport excellent choices for delighting enthusiast drivers as well as luxury connoisseurs.

The new Lexus GS 200t EX model has a 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Restyled front end with bolder Lexus spindle grille and Bi-LED headlights, and revised tail lamps and rear bumper treatments. Standard Navigation for both GS 200t and GS 350 F-Sport and a larger 4.2-inch multi-information display puts vital vehicle data at a quick glance in driver’s line of sight.

Further trim enhancements include new high-prestige metal ornamentation to the gear shift lever, steering wheel, air vents, door handles and switchgear. The seat upholstery features a new design incorporating a horizontally quilted back panel and a new side stitching pattern.

The new 2-litre turbo engine delivers 180kW and 380Nm, giving the GS 200t outstanding all-around performance and efficiency. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 230km/h.

In the GS 350 F-Sport, a more muscular 3.5-litre V6 is retained and is also paired with the eight-speed automatic. The V6’s combination of direct fuel injection andadditional port fuel injectors ensures ample power and crisp responsiveness across the rpm band. The GS 350 F-Sport sprints from 0-100km/h in 6 seconds before reaching a top speed of 235km/h.

Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing for Lexus South Africa says:

“The GS features a range of noteworthy updates and the addition of the GS 200t EX model will deliver new levels of performance and efficiency in Lexus’s mid-size sedan segment.”

The Lexus GS also comes with standard features galore – including Drive Mode Select – making it one of the most attractive value-for-money luxury sedans in the market.

The range-topping GS 350 F-Sport also boasts a number of signature elements, including

  • Leather F-Sport steering wheel
  • Steering EPS + VGRS
  • Leather F-Sport seat material
  • 19″ Alloy Wheels
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension
  • Rear Spoiler
  • F -port badging
  • Four wheel active steer

Pricing:

Lexus GS 200t EX: R688 600

Lexus GS 350 F-SPORT: R777 700

Both GS models come with a Service Plan of 4 years/100 000km and a standard Lexus Distance Plan Plus.

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