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2016 Lexus GS 200t First Drive

2016 Lexus GS 200t First Drive

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2016 Lexus GS luxury sedan is offered in GS 200t and GS 350 variants. Equipment is similar between them, with a few exceptions noted below. The hybrid stablemate is covered in a separate review. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels (17-inch wheels on GS 200t), LED headlights, heated auto-dimming side mirrors, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, driver-selectable drive modes, leather upholstery in GS 350 models (synthetic leather in GS 200t), eight-way power front seats (with two-way power lumbar), driver seat memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, matte wood trim and ambient lighting. Standard technology features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity; Lexus' Remote Touch interface; an 8-inch central display (GS 350 comes with a 12. 3-inch screen with navigation, voice controls and smartphone app integration); a rearview camera and a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system with a CD player, satellite and HD radio; a USB interface; and an auxiliary audio jack. Also included is Siri integration for select iPhones. A number of options packages are offered, although availability can vary depending on the region in which you live. Bundled options include the Cold Weather package (a heavy-duty heater, headlight washers, water-repellent front door glass and a wiper de-icer) and the Premium package (heated and ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade and automatic wipers).


The Luxury package is optional for GS 350 and includes the Premium package plus 14-way-adjustable front seats, four-way power lumbar, adaptive headlights, an adaptive suspension, passenger seat memory functions, LED foglights, 19-inch wheels, glossy interior wood trim, rear-seat climate and audio controls, manual rear door sunshades, upgraded leather upholstery and a wood-trimmed steering wheel. Heated rear seats can be added to the Luxury package. The performance-focused F Sport package also includes the Premium package and adds 19-inch wheels with summer tires (all-season tires for AWD models), unique exterior styling and interior trim, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, a variable-ratio steering system, upgraded brakes on RWD models and 12-way-adjustable sport seats with four-way power lumbar. Available notable options include a heated steering wheel, upgraded LED headlights with automatic high beams, 18-inch wheels for GS 200t models, lane departure intervention, a head-up display, a Dynamic Handling system with rear steering, a power-closing trunk lid, the Safety System + package (detailed below) and a 17-speaker premium Mark Levinson sound system.


The Navigation system (optional for GS 200t) adds, beyond the obvious, voice controls, a larger 12. 3-inch display and Enform smartphone app integration. Infotainment options include Enform Remote, which can remotely start the engine, adjust climate control, monitor the vehicle's position and set limits and receive alerts for speed, distance and curfew. Meanwhile, Service Connect provides access to vehicle status and maintenance alerts via a smartphone app. It was at the Pebble Beach Concours dвElegance back in 2011 that we first saw the current Lexus GS. Now, on the eve of this yearвs event, Lexus has unveiled an updated version of its mid-size luxury sedan. The updated GS arrives in showrooms later this year, as a 2016 model. We already know that the 2016 GS line has been expanded with a, and now we can reveal that thereвll also be a new point of entry to the range in the form of the GS 200t. ALSO SEE: This model packs the same turbocharged 2. 0-liter four-cylinder engine already found in the NX and IS lines, and destined to appear in the RC line as well. In the GS, the engine delivers 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic and spinning the rear wheels only, Lexus estimates that the engine will help the GS 200t return as much as 33 mpg on the highway.


The 2016 model year also sees the GS 350 adopt a new 3. 5-liter V-6 engine. The new unit delivers 311 hp and 280 lb-ft, up from 306 hp and 277 lb-ft previously. And buyers of the GS 350 can opt for an available all-wheel-drive system. The GS 450h is still part of the lineup, with its 3. 5-liter V-6 and electric motor combo delivering 338 hp and 254 lb-ft. And sitting at the top of the range is the GS F, whose 5. 0-liter V-8 is good for 467 hp and 389 lb-ft. Youвll be able to spot the 2016 GS by its revised front which adopts a bolder Lexus spindle grille, extra LED elements in the headlights, a new graphic in the tail lights and a new shape for the exhaust tips. There are also some new colors for both the exterior and cabin, and there are also some additional wheel patterns. Wheel sizes range from 17-19 inches in diameter. The changes inside are harder to spot. There are some new color and trim options, and the instrument cluster features a larger 4. 2-in display screen. Sitting in the center of the dash is a large 12. 3-in display, which works together with Lexusв Remote Touch interface. Navigation is now standard on all variants except the GS 200t.


Standard safety features include 10 airbags, front seats designed to reduce whiplash injuries, and the new Lexus Safety System+ suite of electronic safety features and driver aids. The latter combines Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The 2016 GS is on display this weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours dвElegance, where Lexus is also showing off an. For more coverage from the event, head toВ. _______________________________________ Follow Motor Authority on, and. The 2016 Lexus GS 350 carries on mostly unchanged under the skin, though the 3. 5-liter V-6 engine does gain 5 hp and 3 lb-ft of torque for new total of 311 hp and 280 lb-ft. It still mates with an eight-speed automatic in rear-wheel-drive versions, and a six-speed automatic when equipped with optional all-wheel drive. The GS 450h hybrid still provides 338 total system hp from its Atkinson-cycle 3. 5-liter V-6 paired with an electric motor. The optional F Sport package, which adds more aggressive exterior trim and a few chassis upgrades, is still available for the GS 350 and GS 450h, and can now be applied to the GS 200t as well.

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