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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.


No question, cabin looks a little in comparison with the richness of the GS but there is also a big difference in

The level of standard equipment is with features such as a spot monitor, tyre monitor,  hill start heated and ventilated front a 12-way driver’s seat, with traffic alerts, a of driving modes, bi-xenon and an 8-inch colour display.

are 10 airbags.

Performance Economy

The GS 250 is not especially accelerative but few owners be disappointed with zero to 100 in 8.6 seconds.

Unusually, the 2.5-litre V6 precisely 2500 cubic Maximum power is a satisfactory 154 kW GS’s closest BMW rival, the makes 135 kW) and peak 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 steering is typically Lexus, but quick.

Ride comfort is and the whole travel experience is quiet. The GS oozes great

There is a more distinctive to this latest GS which is a alternative to its German rivals and to the XF .


17 Alloy Wheels

Spot Sensor

LEXUS GS250/350/450H


Brake Emergency Display Hazard/Stoplights

Central Locking Remote/Keyless

Control — Stability + Traction

Digital Receiver (DAB+)

Drive-by-Wire — Selectable Multi

Electric Seat — with Memory

Gear Paddles behind Steering

GPS (Satellite Navigation)

Headlamps — Bi-Xenon low high beam)

Heated — 1st Row

Multi-function Control — Colour

Power Mirrors — Auto (Reversing)

Power Steering Electric Assist

Rear Mirror — Electric Glare

Remote Fuel Lid

Tyre Pressure Monitoring with logging/display


LEXUS GS250/350/450H

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