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4th Generation GS Reviews Thread

A of localised interrogation reveals the most associated with are: ‘soft’, ‘comfortable’, ‘reliable’, ‘tape deck’ and Which makes the brand like an old people’s home. considered a Lexus? Probably.

you bought a BMW or Audi.

Lexus us to rethink the prejudice. And this new GS is the of a shiny new direction. This car is the GS450h F-Sport, packed of clever tech and sporting one of the aggressive bumpers ever on a production car. The rest of the range — a non-F-Sport and a 205bhp 2.5-litre GS250 V6 — are a little less intimidating, but they all get a serious

So that means a new platform, interiors and exteriors and revised

The 450h gets a new version of the Hybrid Drive, a 3.5-litre cycle V6 petrol in tandem an electric motor to give or, depending on demand, either solo. Nickel-Metal Hydride take care of the energy and a 6-speed sequential shift manages the transfer to the rear It adds up to a respectably fast and an especially fast hybrid: in 5.9 seconds and limited to 155mph.

So far, so good.

It stays The GS450h was always pretty But you got the feeling that when you it hard, it got clear of its comfort Now it’s more distinctly All cars get adaptive variable but the F-Sport goes one better Lexus Dynamic Handling, dynamic rear steering, a steering rack and electric steering.

Translation? The rear wheels in the opposite direction to the fronts 50mph for that nimble in the same direction at higher for stability, and the electric steering ratio and weight depending on It’s good. More than before, easily dynamic.

But complex and not — — with all that natural fluency.

The inside has undergone a serious revamp. The pack is now stacked rather laid flat in the rear, a much bigger boot and knee room throughout. The is more European — thoughtful and sober — the slick dash dominated by a 12.3in screen, good-quality thoughout, and all the comfort-orientated buttons you wish for in a generous standard

It makes the GS450h F-Sport a sports cruiser, capable of around in quiet munificence. and quiet on the day-to-day, slightly (F-Sport excepted), rapid than devastating, relatively and pleasing company. But the 450h is way too

Lexus needs to be pitching performance and price, and offering an to the default choices. At Ј74k, still be in a BMW.

Tom Ford

The numbers


3456cc, V6, 338bhp, 255lb ft, 47.8mpg, CO2, 0-62 in 5.9secs, 1820kg

The verdict

Better the old GS, surprisingly nimble, nice and a properly interesting choice. But for over Ј70k? You’d to be barking.

LEXUS GS GS 300h SE E-CVT Continuosuly Variable

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