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Lexus GS 250 Luxury Review

another gear ratio or two be good, 17-inch wheels too steering should have weight

Had it not been for overly styling, especially in its first dozen years on the Australian the Lexus brand would a stronger presence. In reality Toyota’s flagship brand is overshadowed by its German rivals.

In Lexus sales were just 23 units up on 2011. By Audi sold 8981 BMW 11,256 and Mercedes-Benz 14,876 including commercial vehicle or

The greatest improver in this has been Audi, which just 3016 vehicles in In that year the Lexus was 2542, down from 3088.

Jaguar’s market over the past decade and a have been well but it is worth noting that in 2013 the Jaguar XF notched up 84 while the GS managed exactly as many. BMW Australia executives be lying awake over 5 sales (76), while the Mercedes dominated with

So there is a huge opportunity for the Lexus GS to do better in the market. It to.

This is the fourth generation of the GS, the having made its debut in 1997.

I wrote in my review of the GS that the design certainly as if it belongs to a $100K car, so how is the 250 variant @ just $77,400 on-road costs.

The point is to do with a change in corporate at Toyota: the Lexus GS looks the product of bold and careful It was said of the original LS 400 that it was by Mercedes-Benz and BMW and lacked its own telling theme.

You won’t confuse a Lexus GS any other car on the road. The GS 250 F Sport looks fabulous but even least expensive version review here looks composed and as if it means business.

A key in the design is the glasshouse, which more like that of a than a sedan.

Design is brilliant. Just have a at how cleverly the trademark Lexus is contrasted with the headlights.

The model’s 17-inch wheels are a bit Compare the GS 350 F Sport’s 19-inchers. this disparity, the standard car has a hunkered down appearance.

id=attachment_4043 align=alignnone width=622] how cool the GS 350 F Sport’s 19-inchers


No question, this cabin a little plain in comparison the richness of the GS 450h but there is a big difference in price.

The level of equipment is impressive with such as a blind spot tyre pressure monitor, start assist, heated and front seats, a 12-way seat, satnav with alerts, a choice of driving bi-xenon headlights and an 8-inch display.

There are 10 airbags.


The GS 250 Luxury is not especially but few owners will be disappointed zero to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds.

the 2.5-litre V6 displaces precisely cubic centimeters. Maximum is a satisfactory 154 kW (the GS’s BMW rival, the 520i makes 135 kW) and torque  is 253 Nm.

The 6-speed automatic transmission is one ratio below the current par figure (especially considering it was which was first with an automatic transmission!).

Combined economy is 9.3 litres per 100 kilometres.


Drive Mode is a most welcome feature. It drivers a choice between modes which are discernibly These are ECO, NORMAL, (although I don’t know why are NECESSARY).

More upmarket of the GS also get a SPORT + mode.

Sport mode and drive the car via either the floor-mounted leer or the and there’s automatic throttle (a feature which will be lost on many customers).

The is typically Lexus, light but

Ride comfort is plush and the travel experience is extremely The GS oozes great refinement.

is a more distinctive character to latest GS which is a worthy to its German rivals and to the Jaguar XF .

17 Alloy Wheels

Blind Sensor

LEXUS GS250/350/450H

Bluetooth System

Emergency Display —

Central Locking —

Control — Electronic + Traction

Digital Radio (DAB+)

Drive-by-Wire (ETC) Selectable Multi Mode

Seat — Drivers Memory

Gear Shift behind Steering Wheel

GPS Navigation)

Headlamps — (for low high beam)

Seats — 1st Row

Multi-function Control Screen Colour

Power Door — Auto Dipping

Power Steering — Assist

Rear View — Electric Anti

Remote Fuel Lid Release

Pressure Monitoring — logging/display

Voice Recognition

LEXUS GS250/350/450H


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