Lexus Enform for the LX 570 is more comprehensive, providing better smartphone integration and new apps that can lock/unlock doors, remotely start or stop the engine, adjust climate control, locate the vehicle in a parking lot, or set up a guest driver monitor. Lexus is offering a GS 450h hybrid as well using a 3.5L Atkinson cycle V6 engine mated with a water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor for 338 hp total. There are also new front LED headlights while the rear lights and the bumpers have been refreshed, too. Lexus is also including a new panoramic roof-view camera as standard, which allows views of the surrounding terrain should you decide to take yours off-road-or offers views of the corners of the SUV when maneuvering into a tight space at the mall. Navigation is now standard on all variants except the GS 200t.
The 2016 Lexus GS and LX should be on sale soon. It’s coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, sending all that power to the rear wheels. Pricing on the cars is unannounced at this time.
Beyond the exterior changes, Lexus also replaced the old six-speed transmission with a new eight-speed unit while adding the same Drive Mode Select function found in other Lexus models.
On the inside, the updated GS will also feature new trimmings, including laser-cut wood Matte Walnut, Linear 3D as well as Naguri aluminum for the F Sport version. Lexus says it will get an estimated fuel economy rating of 33 mpg on the highway. Going round the side, this new one gets 20-inch split 10-spoke wheels as standard, with a 21-inch option available. Take a look at our photo galleries, and visit our pages on the 2016 Lexus GS for more.
The mid-range GS 350 boasts AWD and an F Sport package is available on all three GS models with improved chassis tuning for the track and staggered tire sizes on rear-wheel drive models. It combines a Pre-Crash Safety system with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive High Beam System, Traffic Sign Recognition and All-Speed Active Cruise Control.