The new Lexus GS 350 has been revealed at the Pebble Beach Concoursd’Elegance. Here in South Africa the new GS 350 will be unveiled at the Johannesburg International Motor show this October. The new model is more dynamic, has improved styling, precise handling, improved interior space and new tech. This is the 4th generation of the Lexus GS 350 and comes with the new distinctive front grille that will be integrated into future Lexus cars.
New Lexus GS 350 has been vastly improvedThe new Lexus GS 350 comes with a new aerodynamic body, a wider stance along with a stiffer structure. The transmission has quicker shifts, the seat support has been improved and the suspension has been revised. The track has been widened by two inches and the rear-sub frame has been completely redesigned to accommodate the new multi-link rear suspension. All of this has resulted in enhanced rear control and better handling.
Under the hood, the GS 350 comes with a 3.5 litre V6 engine, with 4 valves per cylinder and dual Variable Vale Timing with intelligence. The engine is capable of 228 kW and completes 0-100km/h in just 5.7 seconds. The GS 350 comes with a 6 speed sequential shift automatic transmission along with paddle shifters and sport driving functions as standard. 4 driving modes will be available and can be chosen by toggling the Lexus Drive Mode selector. These modes include: Normal, ECO, Sport S, Sport S+ (Available only in certain models).
As far as the exterior goes, the new Lexus GS 350 comes with a number of designs aimed at improving the vehicles aerodynamic properties. Fins incorporated into the side of the tail lights, as well as the boot area are both designed to help direct air over the vehicle. The rear bumper underbody was also designed with the same aim in mind, as it reduces wind resistance and helps to keep the car on the road.
Look for more information on the new Lexus GS 350 once it hits South Africa in October.