Lexus GS Review
Lexus continues its legacy in providing various luxury cars and has come out with flying colours with its yet another sweet innovation called Lexus GS. Initially, this mid-size sedan was promoted with the nameplate as Toyota Aristo in Japan until Lexus introduced its third generation. GS features enchanting exterior layout and its superior performance reaches one step further which inspires masses. The car is also available in a hybrid version which exceeds all your expectations in number of ways. With its class-leading technologies and imposing inserts, you’ll be impressed by how this sedan confines the impact on the environment.
Engine, mileage & variants
Lexus GS comes with three trim levels including its hybrid version which manoeuvres precisely to your every command - GS 350, GS hybrid and GS F Sport. All of these variants are powered with 3.5 litre petrol engine installed with dual VVT-i technology gearing up for a high-performance drive. This 3.5 litre DOHC VVT-i petrol engine gives the maximum power output of about 312 hp at 6400 rpm, along with high torque of 378 Nm at 4800 rpm. Whereas, its hybrid version generates the maximum power of 345 hp at 6000 rpm, with 352 Nm of peak torque at 4800 rpm. This hybrid version takes the fuel consumption as 16.3 kmpl reflecting that this sedan is engineered to perform. Also, it takes 5.9 seconds to breach the speed mark of 0-100 kmph which is pretty impressive.
The new Lexus GS make your presence felt wherever you go. Its signature L-finesses spindle grille looks graceful with chrome finished sleek lines, adding to its commanding silhouette. It reflects apt dimensions measuring as 4850 mm x 1840 mm x 1455 mm (L x W x H) alongside a wheelbase measuring 2850 mm. The high beam adaptive headlights over expressive bonnet boasts of its authoritative stance. Shaped in L-finesse, the striking LED daytime running lights automatically illuminate when your arrival is announced. Coupled with aero-stabilizing fins, this marvellous saloon overcomes the resistance for an aerodynamic ride. All of its variants are fitted with sporty set of 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped with tires of size 235/45 R18 enhancing its off-road capability.
Outlined with no design overlooked, the new Lexus GS proposes a luxurious and comfortable drive for you and your close ones. With 10-way electric adjusting functions on the front seats, you can easily customize your perfect sitting position which results in a pleasurable drive. Reflecting luxury in every detail, this luxury sedan from its satin trim to the quality leather stitching enhances your comfort level. Luxurious seating configuration and refinement touches adorned around the cabin gives an ultimate ride with style and comfort. The appointed front seats are fully customizable with built-in air conditioning making the cabin cool and comfortable with pure excitement. Its hybrid variant comes equipped with Mark Levinson® Audio System with 17 Speakers turning the cabin into a concert hall. In addition, the same audio unit features USB/iPod Playback Function and DVD Player giving exceptional enjoyment during the ride.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Ensuring safety of the occupants, the body of this luxurious sedan in reinforced to absorb collision impact and prevent intrusion. Its exhibits the capability of true off-roader with an array of class-leading dynamics. Its wheels are equipped with four-wheel disc brakes. The active safety of passengers is ensured with 4-wheel ABS system and Brake assist system with electronic stability control. The passive safety is enhanced with driver and passenger fast airbags system which is further supported with passenger detection technology. For safe parking, a camera is equipped into the rear which assist you when you park your car. To give it a superior handling, this car is incorporated with double wishbone front suspension ans multi-link rear suspension.
New Lexus GS is genuinely great to drive sports saloon offering ultimate luxury and advanced elements which makes this car extremely popular among the Philippines buyers.