NEW 2016 Lexus GS makes her more aggressive. Best known for its hybrid version, the competitor of the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series can now be powered by a four-cylinder turbo.
2016 Lexus GS 200t (Pebble Beach 2015). Image © Lexus
There has already launched four years, the fourth generation Lexus GS logically going under the knife. Enough confidential in Europe, this rival of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is best known in its hybrid variant. Or rather its hybrid variants, as two engines of this type are available from us: the GS 300h (four-cylinder 181 hp) and the GS 450h (six-cylinder and 292 hp). On the Old Continent indeed, the V6 versions disappeared.
It is natural in California, specifically the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, as Lexus has chosen to unveil the revamped version of its GS. Logical, since it is in North America she met the greatest success. If the range is wider there, it could strong as engine range also expand in Europe. On the occasion of this restyling, the Japanese sedan welcomes indeed under its hood the 2.0 turbo petrol four-cylinder 241 hp, already seen on the NX 200t. This GS 200t has some slim chances to cross the Atlantic, as the GS F Sport, strong V8 of 467 hp.
If all 2016 Lexus GS does not have the mechanical aggression of this sporty variant, their new style, however this layer-bearer. The front bumper is much more aggressive, with the famous grille more sculpted Spindle Grille. Wings and bonnet remain identical, as is the interior. Finally, note equipment delivered to date, including LED headlights and an updated multimedia system.