2016 Lexus GS pricing and specifications: New looks, upgraded features

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The facelifted 2016 Lexus GS range has landed in Australia, bringing new looks, new features and revised pricing to the large premium sedan party. The 2016 Lexus GS line-up kicks off with the new turbocharged GS200t, replacing the GS250 level that opened the range before. The model spread is otherwise familiar fare, with the GS300h hybrid, GS350 and GS450h hybrid again starring. The new GS200t is priced from $75,000 plus on-road costs, marking a $2890 increase over the pre-facelift GS250’s most recent starting point – although the range has previously started at around $77,000. Styling changes for the GS family include a new look at the front end, with a broader version of Lexus’s familiar ‘spindle’ grille design, new headlights and daytime lamps, and tall new fog-light bezels. Changes are less extravagant at the other end, with new RC Coupe-inspired tail-light internals and a revised look to the rear bumper and exhaust finishers. There’s a host of small but notable changes in the cabin, including Lexus’s new-look steering wheel (including special stitching on high-grade models), a new clock and centre air vent surround, new metal highlights, remote touch switches and door trim switches, an updated shift lever knob, and a new centrally positioned rear lamp. The GS200t replaces the 250’s 154kW/253Nm 2.5-litre petrol V6 with Lexus’s new turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, with fuel consumption rated at 8.0L/100km on the combined cycle – a marked improvement over the less powerful GS 250’s 9.3L/100km. GS 200t features: GS 200t Luxury – $75,000 plus on-road costs 2.0-litre turbo engine generating 180kW and 350Nm 10-way power front seats with driver memory eight-speed automatic transmission 12-speaker audio system third generation Lexus Remote Touch Controller 1600kg braked towing capacity eight-inch navigation display screen three mode drive mode select digital radio tuner (DAB+) electronic park brake electrochromatic interior mirror tyre pressure monitor heated and ventilated front seats 17-inch alloy wheels rain-sensing wipers automatic heated exterior mirrors with memory smart entry and start with smart key card LED headlamps with automatic high beam LED daytime running lamps All Speed Active Cruise Control LED front foglamps back guide monitor Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert clearance and rear sonar Lane Keeping Assist Pre-Collision Safety System with autonomous emergency braking leather-accented seats, and leather-accented steering wheel and gear shifter. The LED headlights, All Speed Active Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS) are all upgrades over the GS 250. A $4500 Enhancement Pack is also available with the GS 200t Luxury, adding a moonroof and 18-inch alloy wheels. GS 200t F Sport – $83,000 plus on-road costs five mode drive mode select (includes CUSTOMIZE function) Naguri-style aluminium ornamentation Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) high friction front brake pads 18-way power driver’s seat with memory 10-way power passenger’s seat electric rear sunshade F Sport front seats 19-inch F Sport alloy wheels (new design) F Sport pedals LED high grade headlamps with Adaptive High Beam F Sport steering wheel and gear shifter, and F Sport bumper, grille and rear bumper. The 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with Adaptive High Beam, Pre-Collision Safety System, All Speed Active Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist are all upgrades over the previous GS 250 F Sport. The GS 200 F Sport also gets two Enhancement Pack options: Enhancement Pack 1 – $4500: 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, 12.3-inch multimedia display and Head-Up Display (HUD). Enhancement Pack 2 – $7000: all the features of EP1, and adds a moonroof. Features in the petrol-electric GS 300h hybrid mirror those of the GS 200t. The 300h Luxury is priced from $78,000 and the 300h F Sport is priced from $86,000. Both variants can be had with the same Enhancement Packs offered with the GS 200t. The 232kW/380Nm 3.5-litre V6 GS 350 range is priced from $94,400 for the F Sport, with features over the 200t and 300h models including Mark Levinson audio, a head-up display and a 12.3-inch main display. The GS 350 F Sport gets just one Enhancement Pack, which adds a moonroof at $2500. Stepping up to the GS 350 Sports Luxury is a $105,500 plus on-road costs proposition, with features including semi-aniline leather-accented trim, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, power boot lid and heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) control panel for rear passengers. The 350 F Sports Luxury also boasts a heated steering wheel, over the previous 350 Sports Luxury model. The GS 450h hybrid range’s features list mirrors that of the GS 350. Pricing for the hybrid starts at $106,000 for the F Sport grade – with a moonroof adding $2500 – and $117,500 for the Sports Luxury. Powertrains and fuel consumption for the 300h, 350 and 450h models are unchanged for the new model year. 2016 Lexus GS pricing (plus on-road costs): GS 200t Luxury – $75,000 GS 200t F Sport – $83,000 GS 300h Luxury – $78,000 GS 300h F Sport – $86,000 GS 350 F Sport – $94,400 GS 350 Sports Luxury – $105,500 GS 450h F Sport – $106,000 GS 450h Sports Luxury – $117,500 MORE: Lexus GS news, reviews, pricing and specs MORE: All Lexus news, reviews, pricing and specs