The Lexus GS upgraded
Shah Alam, 2 March 2016 – The fourth generation GS continues to draw customers to the brand with a choice of 6 variants and besides the usual minor changes done to the current generation, the model line also gets the brand new Lexus turbocharged engine in the GS 200t variants. These variants replace the GS 250 variants and though the engine size is smaller, the performance capability is greater.
The 2.0-litre engine is the first turbocharged engine used by Lexus. The 4-cylinder petrol engine (coded 8AR-FTS) was developed by Lexus in-house and has a twin-scroll turbocharger which, together with an intercooler, delivers 241 hp at 5,800 rpm with a maximum of 350 Nm of torque from 1,650 rpm to 4,400 rpm. These outputs represent 17% more power and 38% more torque compared to what was produced by the 2.5-litre engine in the previous GS 250.
The 8AR-FTS engine achieves its impressive output with features such as a water-cooled cylinder head, integrated exhaust manifold, and Variable Valve Timing intelligent – Wide (VVTi-W) which allows the engine to switch between the Otto and Atkinson cycles according to driving conditions.
For the GS exterior design, the Lexus designers chose the theme of ‘Intelligent Fierceness’ which gives it bold and aggressive styling. As with other models in the Lexus range, the front end is dominated by the signature spindle grille which was first introduced in the CT Hybrid model in 2010. Since then, it has been used for all new models and continues to evolve with the latest GS range LED headlamps are now installed on all the latest variants. Triple-L-Shaped LED headlamps, which express the Lexus identity, are fitted to all variants except GS 200t Premium which gets Bi-LED Headlamps. The distinctive arrowhead DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) and thin, sharp main lamp emphasize the front design with the image of keen eyes.
LEDs are used for all lighting units at the rear. The L-shaped lamps, which are configured to skew upward at the inner rear combination lamps, present a dynamic, high-class appearan
Lexus Malaysia provides Security & Solar Film ass standard for all variants, together with a Lexus Emergency Kit.
As with all new models sold by Lexus Malaysia, there is a comprehensive factory warranty of 3 years/100,000 kms (whichever comes first after original registration). Additionally, the GS 300h battery pack is covered by an 8-year warranty with no limitation on mileage covered (terms and conditions apply). Complete aftersales support is available at 7 locations in Malaysia where there are professional technicians who have been extensively trained to care for Lexus vehicles.
The staring price on-the-road with GST excluding insurance is RM439,200 in Peninsular Malaysia.