Lexus Automaker has announced lots of changes for its 2016 Lexus GS. It will represent strong competition to Audi A6, BMW 5Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Changes and design of exterior
The brand new 2016 Lexus GS will go through mid-cycle refresh. It will get a new engine under its hood, restyled exterior and revised interior. It will be better to handle and it will get some new interior features. According to the latest rumors, this luxury sports sedan will ride on a new platform. It will introduce new model – GS F model. When it comes to exterior design, it will be refreshed and restyled. The whole body will have more menacing look. The profile will be more angular. Most of the changes will be noticeable on the front fascia. It will get new spindle grille which will look very attractive. The head and tail lamps will be slightly revised and equipped with LED technology. The rear bumper will be slightly reshaped as well. It will get new wheels and they will be in a size of 18- and 19-inches.
2016 Lexus GS interior design and technology
The interior of 2016 Lexus GS will also get some small but important upgrades. The cabin will be comfortable and improved with new materials. The seats will be upholstered in quality leather. The buyers will be able to choose between three new leather colors. Those are: Chateau, Noble Brown and Rioja Red. The new 12.3-inch display will be placed on the center of the dash. As for the equipment, it will get new surround system, Bluetooth, DVD video compatibility, navigation and so on.
Engine and transmission
2016 Lexus GS will be offered with several engines. The one is a 2.0-liter four cylinder turbocharged engine. It will be able to make 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The other one is a 3.5-liter V6 with the output of 311 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The last is Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V6 combined with an electric motor. This engine will be able to produce 338 horsepower. Engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Release date and price
2016 Lexus GS should be presented to the world in late 2015. As for the price, it should be around $49,000 for the base model. It will go up to $61,000 for higher trim levels.