The all-new, third generation GS is a car that breaks new boundaries for Lexus. It is the first model from the prestige brand to be marketed globally and it has the distinction of being the first production model to display the powerful and sleek styling of L-finesse, the design principles that will shape a whole new generation of Lexus vehicles.
Developed in a three-year project, L-finesse shows Lexus adopting a bolder approach to design than ever before. The GS expresses L-finesse through its simple but dynamically powerful lines and proportions, inspired in part by a Japanese cultural heritage.Technology For The Easy Life
The new GS adopts a Smart Key system for simple door locking and engine start-up and makes use of an advanced new glass screen system to ensure the Optitron instrumentation read-out remains perfectly clear in all light conditions. A 10-speaker sound system with six-disc in-dash CD player is fitted as standard, but drivers of higher grade versions can enjoy the superior sound experience offered by a Mark Levinson designed hi-fi, unique to Lexus.
The Lexus DVD-based satellite navigation system is offered with a simple touch-screen operating system that also lets you operate the audio and air conditioning functions and, where compatible, Bluetooth control of your mobile telephone.
For even greater ease of use, voice control functions are also available, capable of recognising a multitude of commands.
The new GS is also available with the Lexus Parking Assist system, which uses a rear-view camera linked to the central display screen to provide ideal guidance for reverse manoeuvres. There is also less risk of unwelcome scrapes thanks to front and rear parking sensors that operate in line with the car’s steering angle - another ‘first’ in Europe for Lexus.
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