Lexus GS 350 all-new 2013 model revealed
Toyota has unveiled the all-new 2013 Lexus GS 350 at the U.S. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event. The new sedan is roughly the same size as before, but is built on a brand new platform.
The 2013 Lexus GS will initially be only available with a 3.5-litre V6, good for 306 hp and 375 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6-speed automatic only, it will be available in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive forms, depending on market. Toyota claims the new car is a bit lighter and can do the 0-100 kph run in an optimistic 6 seconds. The redesigned adaptive suspension changes character based on three driving modes, either Eco, Sport S and Sport S+.
The new model is more spacious, and available features include Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, 5.1 surround sound stereo, 8-inch display, SMS text-to-speech that allows drivers to have their messages read to them and respond with pre-canned texts, Lexus Enform infotainment that allows Bing searches and Facebook integration, and U.S. Sirius XM data services for traffic, weather, sports and fuel prices, voice-enabled restaurant reservations through OpenTable and movie ticket purchasing. Optional is a 835-watt 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system and a split-view 12.3-inch display for movies, navigation, audio and climate information, as well as night-vision and lane-keep assist, among others.
Expect the 2013 Lexus GS 350 to reach showrooms in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other GCC countries by early next year.
Keep track of updates in the Lexus GS buyer guide.