The Lexus GS and the Lexus LS have been updated for 2015 in Australia. Both updated cars get new safety, luxury and convenience features. Some of the most notable new features on both the cars is the Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety system, SD card-based navigation system and dual USB ports.
The chassis of both cars is now stiffer due to the use of high rigidity glass and new adhesives. The front pillar of new GS has been re-engineered for the same. The new LS gets new LED interior dome lights.
The new GS gets the Mark Levinson audio system (standard on GS350 F Sport, optional on GS250 and GS300h F Sport). The updated GS sports new Elysium Blue colour which replaces the Titanium Silver colour.
The new GS and the new LS are pricier with the GS range starting from AU$ 77,000 and the LS range starting from $ 189,430. Prices have been bumped by a minimal AU$ 400 to a maximum $470 depending on the trim level.
More information is available in the press release below.
LEXUS ENHANCES LARGE SEDAN SAFETY, LUXURY AND CONVENIENCE FEATURES – Press Release
Lexus has updated its large sedan range by adding new on-board and safety technology while also improving chassis rigidity.
All Lexus LS and GS models benefit from the upgrades, headlined by the adoption of Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)*, ENFORM connected mobility services^, SD card-based navigation** that alerts drivers to speed and red light cameras and school zones, and dual USB ports^^.
The RCTA function uses the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)* radar system to detect vehicles approaching from behind the vehicle.
RCTA* alerts the driver via visual and audible warnings to help drivers avoid vehicle damage.
Further updates to both models increase overall chassis stiffness via the use of high rigidity glass and new adhesives.
The front (A) pillar of all GS models has been re-engineered to increase the overall stiffness of the vehicle.
Audio has also been upgraded, with Lexus’ premium Mark Levinson system now available to more GS customers.
GS 350 F Sport gains this premium sound system as standard, while GS 250 and 300h F Sport models can be specified with the system via an enhancement pack.
All LS models already receive the Mark Levinson system as standard.
LS models gain new LED interior dome lights, adding to the cabin’s premium feel.
The update will also see the self-healing exterior colour of Titanium Silver replace Elysium Blue for all GS models.
Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the updates provided important safety upgrades while adding further touches of class to the LS and GS Lines.
“These new features and added levels of safety will make the LS and GS sedans even more of a pleasure to own and drive,” Mr Hanley said.
“We are proud to offer these upgraded features without a significant price premium.”
Updated pricing tables#
|Grades||Current RRP||New RRP|
|LS 460||F Sport||$ 189,030||$ 189,430|
|Sports Luxury||$ 194,230||$ 194,630|
|LS 600h||F Sport||$ 217,230||$ 217,630|
|LS 600hL||4 seats||$ 259,230||$ 259,630|
|5 seats||$ 249,230||$ 249,630|