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Lexus updates LS and GS models for 2015

 

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Lexus Australia has updated its large sedan range by adding new on-board and safety technology while also improving chassis rigidity. The new specifications come with a slight price increase on certain GS and LS models.

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, then 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 midsize sedan.

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Lexus GS 300h front quarter

Audio has also been upgraded, with Lexus’ premium Mark Levinson system now standard in the GS 350 F Sport, while the GS 250 and 300h F Sport can be  specified with the system via an enhancement pack.

The 2015 update will also see the self-healing exterior colour of Titanium Silver replace Elysium Blue for all GS models.

The Lexus LS flagship model gains the Mark Levinson system as standard across the range. Adding to the LS cabin’s premium feel are new LED interior dome lights.

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.”

2015 Lexus GS and LS pricing (excluding on-roads)

Lexus GS

GradesCurrent PriceNew Price
GS 250Luxury$ 76,530$ 77,000
F Sport$ 84,530$ 85,000
GS 300hLuxury$ 79,000$ 79,400
F Sport$ 87,000$ 87,400
Sports Luxury$ 102,000$ 102,400
GS 350F Sport$ 99,430$ 99,900
Sports Luxury$ 111,130$ 111,600
GS 450hF Sport$ 112,100$ 112,500
Sports Luxury$ 123,500$ 123,900

 

Lexus LS

GradesCurrent PriceNew Price
LS 460F Sport$ 189,030$ 189,430
Sports Luxury$ 194,230$ 194,630
LS 600hF Sport$ 217,230$ 217,630
LS 600hL4 seats$ 259,230$ 259,630
5 seats$ 249,230$ 249,630

 

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