2016 Lexus GS changes, review, price

Lexus’s GS series includes few variants of the same sedan model. Base version which carries the name GS 350 is available in base, F Sport, and Crafted Line trims. Beside 350 version, GS is also available under the name GS 450h and GS 450h F Sport which are the trims of hybrid version. 2015 year brought some surprises from Lexus onto the market. This luxury brand presented its 2016 Lexus GS F high performance new version at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, which is a completely new model in GS Series.

2016 Lexus GS front

2016 Lexus GS exterior and interior

Currently in its fourth generation 2016 Lexus GS will be redesigned for this model year. Popular sedan will gain several alterations which will be made both inside and out, which will upgrade and modernize the look of this vehicle. Its exterior changes will include several revisions, starting with the front end. New grill and narrower headlights will make a significant difference for this model. It will look more aggressive and more luxurious than before, thanks to modern touches. Its body shape will stay mainly the same, while it is still unclear which materials will be used, and did Lexus went for light weighted ones to reduce the overall weight of this sedan.

On the inside, changes will be made in both design and features. Numerous features will be upgraded, and list of standards could get one or two additional feature. Overall design will be more elegant than before, making it streamlines and simple, yet classy at the same time. Not much details is known about the upcoming 2016 Lexus GS, but stay tuned and we will inform you about the latest news.

2016 Lexus GS interior

2016 Lexus GS performance

So far, only the performance of the GS F model is known. It will be paired with a 5.0-liter V8 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine will be able to deliver up to 460 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque. The GS F is built in order to compete with its German rivals, including Audi S6, BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

The engines that will be placed under the hood of regular 2016 Lexus GS are not published yet. However, we doubt that it will be changes at all, when it comes to power units. The changes may be reflected in usage of latest technologies which could improve the performance of the sedan. Base engine for previous model was a 3.5-liter V6 that delivered 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The GS F Sport version will get improved suspension and brakes. Both will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The hybrid variant 2016 Lexus GS 450h comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and two electric motors providing 388 horsepower. The hybrid system is supported by a nickel-metal hydride battery pack, placed in the trunk of the model. Both regular 450h and 450h F Sport come packed with CVT.

2016 Lexus GS rear

2016 Lexus GS price and release

The release date is still unknown for the regular 2016 Lexus GS, while its F version will be available during the second half of this year. However, we expect the regular model to come shortly after this performance version. Price of the base GX 350 will start around $50,000, 450h around $65,000 and GS F around $70,000.

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