The Lexus GS receives a few improvements for the 2016 model year and the improved Sedan will make its official debut at Montery Car Week in California. The normal mid-cycle styling changes are obvious, but the main news is the new rear-wheel-drive GS 200t model.
The turbo-four power will not be exlusive to Lexus’s Sedan in 2016. The same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is also used for the GS 200t. The engine comes with 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It is fitted with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Lexus claim that the GS 200t should be able to get 33 miles per gallon when driving on the highway.
The GS 350 has not been forgotten as is receives a bit of a power increase in 2016. The 3.5-liter V6 now gives 311 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, increases from 306 and 277. The GS 450h hybrid remains the same with no changes to its power, ans also its 29/34 mpg city/highway ability.
Amongst the other changes for 2016 are the usual bi-LED headlamps which are included on the adapted front fascia, as well as a number of technology upgrades. The 12.3 inch central display now has tha capability to view maps at full-width and additional “enter” buttons have been included on the controller. The Lexus’s Enform system has also received some updates, now including a Service Connect system. The update does not include crucial Apple CarPlay and Android Auto feautures, however that does not really come as much of a shock.
Take a look in the gallery above to view the updated GS 200t and to see the complete press review then scroll down.