The new-for-2012 Lexus GS has been unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.
The new Lexus GS will launch in the UK with the GS 450h full hybrid and GS 250 petrol engine derivatives, available in ‘F-Sport’ trim.
The hybrid V6 in the 450h model is expected to produce around 340bhp and 270lb ft of torque, hitting 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds and going on to a top speed of 155mph. Official figures are expected to be revealed at next month’s Frankfurt motor show.
Although the launch models will be petrol-only, Lexus is known to be developing a frugal diesel engine for GS variants that will be introduced in 2013.
The company wants the new GS to provide ‘a more engaging driving experience’ than its predecessors. A more aerodynamic body, a wider stance and stiffer structure, a transmission with quicker changes and distinctive engine sound and exhaust note provide the new GS with more driver appeal.