Lexus GS saloon Review Autocar

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Lexus GS review

Lexus is a car which likes to do things differently, not least when it to powertrains. Look around at its from Germany, Britain – America – they all offer engines.

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It s a genuinely good-to-drive with a part-time sporty

Nailing your colours to a so vehemently deserves respect. And so we ourselves with the BMW 5-series-rivalling GS. It’s the fourth generation of GS, a that has traditionally been with the head, rather the heart.

Its skills lay in comfort and quality, rather than and driver involvement.

From the off, it’s Lexus has worked hard to some personality into the drive. It is based on an all-new and has a double-wishbone front/multi-link rear set-up. Upscale models get suspension and a four-wheel steering is offered on the options list.

Two versions are offered: the GS250 and Lexus says the market favour them equally a 50:50 sales split.

usually expect base in this class to come a four-cylinder petrol engine. Not so the Lexus GS250 comes a 2.5-litre V6 petrol unit produces a 0-62mph time of and a top speed of 143mph. Those wouldn’t keep a BMW 520d at night.


The running costs won’t the 520d either: the GS250 an official average of 31.7mpg and 207g/km, both of which limit sales.

It’s then, that the 250’s is the car’s highlight. It revs and emits a rorty note the exhaust. It’s a shame it is mated to a gearbox which onto its gears for too long, the fun.

It is far better in its manual

The GS450h retains the previous 3.5-litre V6 Atkinson cycle engine mated to Lexus’ hybrid system. Combined is rated at 335bhp and 245lb ft. For who dismiss hybrids as a poorly-performing the GS450h manages 0-62mph in and a 155mph top speed yet returns and 137g/km.

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It offers the smoothness and Lexus has carved a reputation yet possesses an ability for overtaking for a car equipped with a CVT gearbox.

The and unflustered way both versions of the GS impresses. The ride is supple and although F Sport models a little. Body control is very good, although cornering is improved by selecting the of modes in cars with suspension. The same can be said of the – nicely weighted, if a touch on the side.

Selecting ‘Sport’ adds 10 per more weight.

The Lexus GS is taller and 20mm wider before, and the front and rear are 40 and 50mm wider respectively. and an improved arrangement of the nickel batteries in the GS450h, means boot space is up to 60 per cent than before.

Lexus has the cabin with the usual of precision and the large display manages that rarest of a huge number of features an intuitive interface. High-spec receive electric seats offer 18-way electric so a finding a good driving is straightforward.

The appeal of the Lexus brand is but the marque understands its buyers. The of shunning diesel will peculiar to those on the BMW, Audi and Jaguar side of the but the Lexus GS offers something different to the norm.

Lexus has a dose of sportiness to its well-established GS but it is only there when you it. This Jekyll and Hyde means there’s something for If you’re looking for a mid-size the GS ought to be on your list.

Lexus GS Electric Cars
Lexus GS Electric Cars
Lexus GS Electric Cars
Lexus GS Electric Cars
Lexus GS Electric Cars
Lexus GS Electric Cars
Lexus GS Electric Cars
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