In these days every builder has a performance divisions to buid a special series.Lexus is going to have his one division to compete the M-versions from BMW, AMG from Mercedes and RS rom Audi.
Since its launch in spring 2005, the all-new third-generation GS has been a successful standard bearer for Lexus’s advances in individual style, refined performance, innovative safety and advanced technology. The British International Motor Show provides the platform for the introduction of a new version that develops the model’s appeal even further, the GS Limited Edition (LE).>
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 11,000 Lexus cars in Japan and 46,000 overseas to fix a faulty seat belt part.
Lexus dealers will replace the buckles in both front seats, which can presently jam due to a faulty part. No accidents attributable to the defect have been reported, and the automaker advises that drivers can avoid the issue by ’releasing the seatbelt slowly.’
The affected cars are Lexus GS and LS sedans.
No accidents have been reported due to the defect, it said.
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The 2007 Lexus GS 450h, the world’s first luxury performance hybrid sedan, goes on sale in early May with a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $54,900. Beyond its advanced gas/electric hybrid powertrain and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) stability control system, the base price includes a wide array of premium standard features typically offered as popular options on the GS 300 and GS 430. "The GS 450h is a top-flight luxury performance sedan (...) > Full story
Introducing the world’s first luxury hybrid performance sedan: the GS 450h. With its rear-wheel drive, uncompromised luxury and incredible power, this future Lexus is certain to please. It features a new hybrid powertrain that merges a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a high-output electric-drive motor. Together they provide a combined force of more than 300 horsepower, not to mention smooth, continuous acceleration.
As the first completely new passenger car from Toyota’s luxury division since 2001, the 2006 Lexus GS is a showcase of the giant company’s most advanced technology. It’s not only loaded with more computer power than some third-world countries, and flush with a degree of luxury enjoyed only in the best zip codes, but the fully restyled and reengineered four-door luxury sedan makes a bold dynamic statement that says, "Watch out, BMW!"
With 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque, the GS 430 has the same powerplant that motivates the Lexus flagship LS 430. Just about every trick in the Lexus powerplant book is in evidence, including VVT-I (Lexus’s continuously variable valve timing with intelligence on the intake valves), as well as the Acoustic Control Induction System that optimizes intake-runner length to match engine rpm. This sophisticated V-8 also boasts a drive-by-wire throttle and a computer-controlled ignition system with a separate knock sensor for each cylinder bank. With the help of the quick-shifting standard five-speed automatic transmission, the GS 430 sprints from 0-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds.
The Lexus GS sport sedan series has overturned the status quo in the mid-luxury segment by delivering greater performance and value than "established leaders," along with a strong dose of extroverted "attitude."
The GS has a new, sleeker look, with sculpted lines, slingshot-shaped windows, a wider rear tread and a longer wheelbase. This aggressive design makes the GS appear closer to the ground than it actually is, adding to an overall sportier appearance. Integrated foglights and an exposed steel-tipped dual exhaust accent the revamped look.