Los Angeles, California – The new Lexus GS 350, 450h and 350 F Sport models are making their first North American show appearances at the Los Angles Auto Show.
“We are excited to bring the GS family to the Los Angeles Auto Show, the first major auto show of the season,” said Mark Templin, Lexus Group vice-president and general manager. “The bold design of the new GS signals the advanced technology, performance and driving dynamics that combine with a roomier passenger cabin to deliver the complete package in a luxury sport sedan.”
The GS 350 uses a 3.5-litre V6 producing 306 horsepower, mated to a six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission equipped with paddle shifters and Normal, Eco, Sport S and Sport S+ driving modes. An electronically-controlled all-wheel drive system is optional.
Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the GS 450h is equipped with a second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while providing driving performance. Like the GS 350, it also features a selectable Drive Mode system.
The GS 350 F Sport Package, introduced earlier in November at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas, includes 19-inch wheels, adaptive variable suspension, thicker anti-roll bars, new bushings and larger front brakes with high-friction pads. Rear-wheel drive models will be equipped with staggered-width wheels and variable gear ratio steering. Inside, the package adds a new 16-way power driver’s sport seat, unique design treatment and an available exclusive Cabernet Red leather interior.