MILLIMETERS THAT ARE MILES AHEAD.
When you approach interior design as you would a room in your home, the results are dramatic. Distinctive contrast stitching offers visual and tactile appeal to the center console, door panels, shift knob and—for the first time in its class—along the entire length of the dash. Exclusive wood accents exude contemporary style. And, blending timeless design with innovative technology, the instrument panel features an eye-catching analog clock with LED indicators.
MORE THAN A SEAT, IT’S A THESIS.
18-WAY FRONT SEATS
This is comfort five-and-a-half years in the making. Working nonstop alongside a university research team, Lexus engineers studied everything from skeletal angles to high-end office chairs and arrived at this: Offering 18 different types of customization, including shoulder support, butterfly headrests and variable seat-cushion length, the power front seats on the Luxury-equipped GS are nothing short of an ergonomic masterpiece. And, to help ensure your modifications are not in vain, each seat’s position can be recalled at the push of a button.
HEATED AND VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
To help keep you comfortable in all types of weather, F SPORT, Premium and Luxury versions of the GS feature independently controlled heated and ventilated front seats. Offering multiple levels of comfort, the internal heater can be automatically activated to warm you in ECO mode, and the internal ventilation system was redesigned for dramatically increased airflow to help cool you faster.
EVERY SEAT IS ENGINEERED TO PERFORM.
For those unable to experience the thrill of driving the GS, take solace. Luxury versions of the GS feature rear-seat controls for the audio system and the rear-seat climate zone. As well as available heated outboard seats that automatically reduce their heating level as the cabin temperature rises. To help reduce unwanted glare, side-door shades and a power rear sunshade are also included.
A HIGHER DEGREE OF RESPONSIVENESS
For greater efficiency, the climate-control system can automatically sense the presence of a front-seat passenger and open or close its air registers accordingly. For example, if you’re driving alone, only your registers and temperature settings will be engaged.
Imagine arriving in style even before you’ve left. As you approach, the ground is illuminated in soft white light from the side mirrors. The new LED dome and rear lamps begin to glow, inviting you in. As you unlock the doors, the analog LED clock and ambient lights in the door trim and foot wells come to life. Press the ignition button and the base of the Remote Touch device glows, the display animation begins and the gauge clusters are revealed. The welcoming sequence culminates with the shift lever being lit from above.
By changing the design of the trunk, the GS and GS F SPORT offer a wider, flatter storage area. Both can hold four golf bags and four sport bags and feature additional storage under the side mat for convenient access to small items, even when the trunk is filled.
Giving you the ability to see and do more, the GS offers the industry’s first available 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display. It provides immediate, simultaneous access to various systems, including navigation, audio or climate controls. And greets you with a customizable image when the ignition button is pressed.
Compatible Bluetooth mobile devices can be paired with your Lexus, enabling you to use the available Enform App Suite and operate your phone hands-free. It also offers the ability to access and control your entire music library and even stream audio from websites—all while your device remains in your pocket or purse. To confirm your device’s compatibility or view pairing instructions, please use the Bluetooth Compatibility Tool.
PERFORMANCE FROM THE GROUND UP
Exhilaration isn’t made in a computer lab. It’s discovered behind the wheel, over the course of many miles. More than 1,000,000 miles, in the case of the GS. By widening the track by almost two inches and increasing the body rigidity by 14% through additional optimally placed spot- and laser-weld points, the result is a Lexus you have to experience to believe.
Handling was made even more precise by incorporating all-new front and rear suspensions. Engineered with aluminum components and larger bushings, they reduce unsprung weight and deliver significantly greater agility. And, in the rear, improved suspension geometry further enhances control and tire cornering force.
Sport S mode changes the gauge cluster lighting to a fiery red and alters the powertrain for faster gear changes and more dynamic throttle mapping. Available Sport S+ mode goes a step further by also tightening the suspension and increasing steering response. In both modes, the transmission’s shift points are automatically altered coming into and out of corners for sharper acceleration.
306-HORSEPOWER V6 WITH DUAL VVT-i
Boasting direct injection, one of the most powerful base engines in its class and the core sound of the LFA, the GS puts the exhilaration of 306 horsepower at your fingertips. In Manual mode, its new, faster-shifting six-speed transmission can be controlled with paddle shifters. By automatically increasing the engine speed during downshifts, their throttle-blipping function delivers faster and smoother gear changes for greater acceleration and response coming out of corners.
The GS is engineered to handle all types of curves—even those thrown by Mother Nature. By monitoring current driving conditions, available all-wheel drive automatically allocates engine power between the front and rear axles. This can provide improved traction and control on a wide range of road surfaces and in inclement weather.
While an ordinary crash test dummy can provide 119 data points, Lexus uses digital models comprised of millions. The result of such an innovative approach to safety: The GS is equipped with a class-leading 10-airbag system that includes an all-new side airbag design to help provide additional support for the rib cage and upper arm. And, to help decrease the severity of whiplash-type injuries, new Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats are designed to absorb some of the force of the impact by pushing backward in certain rear collisions.
ACTIVE SAFETY FEATURES
The best way to survive an accident is to avoid one altogether. So, to help keep your attention where it belongs, the GS offers some of the most advanced active safety systems on the road today.
The Pre-Collision System available on the GS wasn’t born out of theory or speculation. It’s a result of real observations using the world’s most advanced driving simulator. This remarkable Pre-Collision System connects to cameras designed to detect if you have your eyes closed or are facing away from the road when an obstacle is detected ahead. If the system determines either condition is met, it will attempt to warn you through a series of beeps and visible indications. And, to help you avoid a potential collision, the GS is also designed to automatically begin braking a full two seconds before impact.