The all-new Lexus GS will cost from £32,995 and is available to order now
15 February 2012

The all-new Lexus GS will cost from £32,995 and is available to order now ahead of official sales in June. Two engines are offered - a 206bhp 2.5-litre V6 petrol and a 338bhp V6 hybrid – and four trim levels include SE, Luxury, F Sport and Premier.

Standard equipment on the GS range comprises 17-inch alloys, bi-xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights and a rear-view camera. Also on the list are heated leather seats, climate control, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and DAB.

Read our Lexus GS 250 F Sport review

Moving up the spec list, Luxury versions add 18-inch alloys, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitor and sat-nav. F Sport models get larger 19-inch wheels, plus a boot spoiler and more aggressive bumper design. Inside, F Sport cars also add a perforated leather sports steering wheel and gear knob, sports pedals and four-way lumbar support.

F Sport cars feature the firm’s adaptive variable suspension and selectable drive modes. On 450h models, F Sport also includes the Lexus dynamic handling system, which features rear-wheel steering.

The range-topping £50,995 GS450h Premier comes with 18-spoke 18-inch alloys, adaptive suspension and drive modes and electric semi-aniline leather seats. The model’s climate control comes equipped with an ioniser and the HDD nav and premium sound system is linked to a 12.3-inch display; the largest of its kind.

Nine exterior colours include Arctic Pearl, Sonic Silver, Velvet Black, Mercury Grey, Meteor Blue, Crimson Red, Atlantic Blue, Celestial Black. For the GS 450h only, Obsidian Black is also offered.

Lexus GS model line-up:

GS 250 SE - £32,995GS 250 Luxury - £35,995GS 250 F Sport - £39,995GS 450h Luxury - £44,995GS 450h F Sport - £50,995GS 450h Premier - £50,995

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15 February 2012

Its going to really struggle in the UK without any diesel versions.

15 February 2012

Already horribly dated.

15 February 2012

Somebody commented about the newly released BMW M6 that it looked like it was trying too hard (what ever that meant). I wonder what that person would think about this design...

15 February 2012

The picture that has been used shows how fussy that front is! What appears to be cooling ducts tucked in to the side of the grill seems to be over stylised, over kill to me.

Aside from that I quite like this car. It's certainly different from the Audi and the like norm and a far better package than it's predecessor.

However I can see that the lack of a diesel will be a turn off for the majority of customers, despite the hybrid 450. Now, a hybrid 250 may change things for them....

15 February 2012

When we first saw the car last year i didnt like what they had done to the front, i have to say its growing on me now. Its also a sensible price at the bottom of the range. It wont be a cheap car to own though, although probably pain free. If its a company car forget it, but if you buy your own or are self employed it must be worth looking at instead of something german

15 February 2012

Its a great car to drive with fabulous quality / attention to detail Real surprise for me was the 250 - it sounds epic and is certainly not underpowered As for engines - next year will see the volume seller engine launched

15 February 2012

I must agree with others who have said the design is too fussy and it's trying too hard, plus those headlights remind me of a Hyundai; I also don't like the interior (saw this picture and it really depressed me - IMO wood looks cheap, there seem to be some rough edges, the gap between glove box and dashboard is quite significant)...well, overall I struggle to see why one would take this over a BMW, Audi, Merc or Jag.

15 February 2012

Pictures you have seen are pre-production cars, the ones I have been working with in the last month have had superb interior quality and fit / finish. Different interior finishes available for those who don't like / want wood

15 February 2012

I thought for a moment this was a Ford - Any colour you like as long as its black!! 3 shades no less. lol

15 February 2012

[quote Andy665]Pictures you have seen are pre-production cars[/quote]

So even you agree there are some quality issues? Not alone then.

[quote Andy665]the ones I have been working with in the last month[/quote]

Do you work at a Lexus/Toyota workshop then?

[quote Andy665]Different interior finishes available for those who don't like / want wood[/quote]

I have seen the other alternatives but I didn't like them much either; the wood still doesn't look as expensive or as well finished as its European counterparts, while the metal finish doesn't appeal to me - especially in an executive saloon like the GS which is more comfort-oriented. A thing I noticed from this picture is that the line running along the glove box lid seems to stop abruptly at the centre console (not to mention the fact that the glove box itself already seems to have been scratched/damaged), while the buttons also have an air of cheapness about them, as if they were lifted straight off a Toyota - in fact, the previous GS did have an identical engine start/stop button (incl. the outer (fake?) chrome) as a simple Yaris [see here for GS, here for Yaris]...

Of course, what's in a button you might ask...well, it's details like this that irritate me and deterr me further from Lexus since they should have made an effort to make these things - the things one can easily see - right [particularly when you're going to spend hours looking at that cabin]; hence, I wouldn't want to think what's going on under the skin... in general, it seems as if Lexus don't go into much depth and don't have as much attention to detail as others.

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