The all-new 2012 Lexus GS 250 and GS 350 have been launched in Australia. Prices start at $77,900 for the GS 250, and $89,900 for the GS 350. Both are available with various options, including the performance F Sport pack.
Essentially, the new model will be available in three different trim variants; the Luxury, the F Sport, and the Sport Luxury. Each of these offer a distinct interior and exterior theme.
This is an exciting new car from Lexus, it promises to offer driver-focused dynamics, loads of in-car technology, and handsome new styling featuring Lexus’s new spindle front grille layout.
The new GS is slightly bigger than the outgoing model, offering 20mm more rear seat legroom, and 25mm more headroom. At the front there’s also more legroom and up to 30mm of added headroom.
Perhaps the standout feature to the new interior, apart from the much smarter design, is the introduction of an optional new 12.3-inch LCD multifunction interface. An eight-inch screen resides in the entry-level trims.
As for engine power, the 2012 Lexus GS 250 comes with a 2.5-litre V6 with direct injection producing 154kW of power and 253Nm of torque. It’s able to sprint from 0-100km/h in 8.6 seconds.
The new 2012 Lexus GS 350 comes with a similar engine of 3.5 litres capacity. It produces 233kW and 378Nm, and is able to propel the GS from 0-100km/h in 6.0 seconds.
If you’re after a driver’s car, the new GS can cater for that too. When optioned with the F Sport pack, the GS is transformed into a true sports sedan with an aggressive bodykit, 19-inch alloy wheels, an F Sport interior with bucket seats, and sports suspension.
In the GS 350 F Sport, it also gets Lexus Dynamic Handling System (Dynamic Rear Steering, Adaptive Variable Suspension, Variable Gear Ratio Steering, and Electric Power Steering), and two-piece front disc brakes with four-piston calipers.
Pricing for the 2012 Lexus GS range is as follows (excluding on-road costs):
2012 Lexus GS 250
Luxury – $77,900
Luxury and Enhancement pack – $81,900
F Sport – $85,900
F Sport and Enhancement pack 1 – $88,900
F Sport and Enhancement pack 2 – $91,900
Sports Luxury – $99,900
2012 Lexus GS 350
Luxury – $89,900
Luxury and Enhancement pack – $95,900
F Sport – $99,900
F Sport and Enhancement pack – $102,900
Sports Luxury – $109,900