The all-new Lexus GS 350 is meant to show the new identity of Lexus, according to the automaker. Lexus claims that the new GS 350 is “a sport sedan with world-class luxury and evocative design.”
“Today, buyers in the mid-size luxury segment want a more engaging driving experience, styling that makes a statement, and a roomier interior package,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “With the all-new GS, we’re giving them what they asked for, and more.”
The overall design of the Lexus GS 350 isn’t too surprising thanks to the preview we got with the LF-Gh hybrid concept, but either way it is more “dynamic” than the outgoing GS. Lexus designers worked hard to design the new GS 350 to be both strong and agile. It draws inspiration from the Lexus LFA supercar and is built on a completely new platform with a wider stance and stiffer structure.
So what powers the new GS 350? The 2013 GS 350 is powered by a 3.5L V6 that puts out 306 horsepower. It reaches 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds and the engine is mated to a six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission.
“The new GS 350 combines luxury, outstanding driving dynamics and world-class technology features in a new and bold design,” said Templin. “We expect this car to occupy a key position both at the core of the Lexus brand and at the heart of the mid-luxury sedan segment.”