2018-2019 Lexus GS – charisma over the edge

2018-2019 Lexus GS – year – what is it really? Let’s take a closer look at the design of the exterior and interior (photo and video) 2018-2019 Lexus Es Ji – Japanese sedan with sporty overtones not only in appearance but also in bright technical characteristics. We learn about the level of equipment and the cost of the car for the Russian motorists, peculiarities of behavior on the road (arrange a test drive) and general impressions of the 2018-2019 Lexus GS User owners.


We begin our review is not traditionally a history of GS model. The very first 2018-2019 Lexus GS, or S140, made in 1993-96, respectively. Decorated cars were on the project, designed by Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro.
The models of the second generation GS – S160 produced from 1997 to 2005, and the third – S190 – c 2005 to -th.

Bright sedan 2018-2019 Lexus GS fourth generation (the L10) debuted first in the Pebble Beach (USA August ), and then on the podium of the Frankfurt Motor Show in September . The stylish sports sedan two years of production already won the hearts of not only the Russian (sold in Russia spring, ), but the Chinese and, of course, American motorists. NEW Auto successfully sold in more than 60 countries, the Japanese manufacturer has high hopes for a model for the promotion in Europe and compete with its saloon car of the German big three.

It is on this car was originally introduced fresh idea psevdoradiatornoy lattice design in the form of a spindle, which subsequently became the original “chip” 2018-2019 Lexus, which had followed the whole range of the Japanese manufacturer of luxury cars. But it was the first-born of 2018-2019 Lexus GS with stylish and colorful design solution.

When the change of generations traditionally increases the size, stiffness of the body torsion and bending, improved aerodynamic performance. All of this is confirmed in the new 2018-2019 Lexus GS (L10). Compared to the previous generation of the new model GS grew in all directions, the outer dimensions of the body of the new HS: 4850 mm in length, 1840mm in width, 1455 mm in height, 2850 mm wheelbase, 145 mm (141 mm for the hybrid version GS 450h) ground clearance, 1575 mm front track 1590 mm rear track.
The rigidity of the body of the new generation of the car has increased by 17%, and the drag coefficient of aerodynamic drag in enough large sedan is only 0.26 Cx.
To paint the body of the new 2018-2019 Lexus GS is offered plenty of options for high-quality enamel, ranging from the usual black, ending metallic colors: pearl white, light silver, beige, gray, red, blue and dark blue, bronze and black.

Consider the new 2018-2019 Lexus GS looks more detail. In front you can see a neat lighting equipment without any design flaws: the lower part of LED headlights framed by strips having an L-shaped appearance. Grille has two levels, the upper beautifully decorated shiny chrome frame and the bottom begins after massive crossbar. The streamlined aerodynamic bumper has a slots auxiliary ducts and fog lamps.

As for the sports version of the F Sport for the 2018-2019 Lexus GS sedan, the relief with its bumper having three duct and does not contain protivotumanok, the car looks menacing and purposeful. With a face like a model F Sport downstream neighbors will release the right lane highway at the first signal lights.


Smooth tilt hood, passing the windshield, slowly flows into the high roof, which has no abrupt level changes. Side car looks quite quiet – neat sidewall and wheel arches, under which are placed the wheels in sizes from 225/50 R17 to 235/45 R18 (for modification F Sport is a 265/35 R19 at the rear and 235/40 R19 in the front as an option), and also mirror on the legs in sporty style.

2018-2019 Lexus GS has a powerful rear rack roof with a distinctive design and a small bend rounded stern. Large, complex-shaped rear lights also with LED lights, the massive bumper and not particularly striking sizes and shapes of the luggage compartment, built-in diffuser and exhaust pipe system – it all looks quite sporty. In general, the car has a very catchy, interesting and solid appearance, giving the impression of a comfortable and fast car driving.

When the door is opened the driver’s side seat and steering column in different directions, so that the landing in the car is carried out with ease and comfort. It goes chair extremely comfortable, has a high-quality and ergonomic profile. The various models in the electric chair is adjusted number of areas from 8 to 14 and is able to memorize the setting of different positions. It is possible to change the position of the seat and mechanically in four different directions. In general, the process of adjustment of seats for a particular person is very fascinating, it is realistic to choose the exact configuration for themselves.

Steering wheel for optimum active steering diameter braided leather has a mass of buttons that facilitate the management of driver support functions (audio system, telephone and cruise control).

On the instrument panel, there are two large dials and a display of the onboard computer. The backlight color changes under different conditions away from the most economical to sporting blue red. In general, the front part – the console, tunnel and dashboard – look quite massive, solid and expensive. The deepening of the EMV dashboard there is a large-screen size of 8 inches or 12.3, below – elegant clock and the remote climate control, as well as the latest audio system with 12 speakers and supports MP3, DVD, USB, WMA and the AUX, rear view camera navigation as an option. It is worth noting that in the 2018-2019 Lexus GS Luxury this audio system, among other things, equipped with a premium music from Mark Levinson and has 17 speakers.

Two cockpit for the driver and front passenger are formed high tunnel, which is located on top of a convenient Remote-Touch joystick settings for all functions in the car, as well as a special switch drive modes – Normal, Eco, Sport S and Sport S +. In addition, the presence of a comfortable armrest large enough for absolute convenience, as well as heating, ventilation front seats.

The second row of seats got more legroom and head over. With regard to the average passenger, his legs slightly prevent the transmission tunnel. At the rear passenger car assembly Luxury has a control unit, three-zone climate control, which they can manage directly from the central armrest, as well as heated seats, electrically blinds on the window.

The volume of the luggage compartment of the fourth generation 2018-2019 Lexus GS quite impressive – at the 2018-2019 Lexus GS 350 it is 530 liters, while the hybrid 2018-2019 Lexus GS 450h – a little less, 465 liters.

In Russia, the new 2018-2019 Lexus GS – year offered motorists a wide range of complete sets of the initial Executive (equipped with a solid enough) to luxury Luxury. As the finishing materials used high-quality fabric or leather, soft plastics, natural wood and aluminum. From the interior of the new-generation 2018-2019 Lexus Es Ji, the driver and his four companions have the feeling of comfort and luxury. Interior 2018-2019 Lexus GS has a luxurious and expensive look, and equipped in accordance with the requirements of its market segment, not lagging behind its main competitors – the BMW 5 Series , the Mercedes the E-class and Audi A 6 .

Specifications: new 2018-2019 Lexus GS – built on the platform of its predecessor, it has independent suspension. In front of it is a multi-link, and has two rear wishbone with separate springs and dampers. Brakes – disk having EBD and ABS, as well as special electronic systems – TRC (traction), HAC (helps when climbing uphill and when starting off), VSC (stability rate). There are electric power steering with variable settings, you can select one of three driving modes Eco, Normal, Go Sport. In addition, the F SPORT versions are systems such as VDIM – dynamics control cars and AVS – Damping adjustment (mode of movement is four Eco, Normal, Sport S and Sport S +).
2018-2019 Lexus GS – year presented in the Russian market with two petrol engines and one hybrid installation.

  • Rear wheel drive 2018-2019 Lexus GS 250 has a 2.5-liter V6 Dual VVT-i (209 hp) working together with a 6-speed sequential automatic transmission. Dynamics to the first hundred in 8.6 seconds and a top speed of 225 mph, fuel consumption in the combined cycle passport in about 9 liters, and when driving in the city at least 12.4 liters.
  • Four-wheel drive 2018-2019 Lexus GS 350 AWD with 3.5-liter V6 Dual VVT-i (317 hp) and sequential 6AKPP. Dynamics of up to a hundred in 6.3 seconds, top speed is electronically limited to 190 mph. Fuel consumption promised by the manufacturer from 10.2 liters in mixed mode to 14.3 liters in city traffic.
  • 2018-2019 Lexus GS 450 h Hybrid is driven by the installation, which includes a 3.5-liter V6 Dual VVT-i (292 hp) and an electric motor (147 kW 200 hp), powered by a nickel-metal hydride batteries. The torque from the petrol and electric motors is transmitted to the rear and front wheels, respectively, through a continuously variable transmission with electronic control.

Hybrid installation allows you to overclock the sedan to 100 mph in just 5.9 seconds, top speed of 250 mph. With careful handling of the accelerator pedal can achieve low fuel consumption of 5.5 liters on the highway and in the city of 6.7 liters.

  • In early , will be a hybrid 2018-2019 Lexus GS 300h (about 220 hp) and a loaded 2018-2019 Lexus GS F with a gasoline 5.0-liter V8 (466 hp). Also, the Japanese company plans to produce 2018-2019 Lexus GS 350 with 8 modern automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

Test Drive: 2018-2019 Lexus GS new got tighter suspension settings, steering perfectly match and fine-working brakes. Japanese engineers have tried to make the car as much as possible similar in handling and stability on the straight and when cornering on the BMW 5-series. Sitting behind the wheel of a powerful 2018-2019 Lexus GS 350 the AWD, the driver will feel full all the charm of dynamism and speed of the car, as to the first hundred it can accelerate in just 6.3 seconds. The real thrill of power, handling and stability gives the GS 450 h the 2018-2019 Lexus, but … sports sedan enjoys an excellent quality of road surface, and the price, to say the least, bites.
In general, the new 2018-2019 Lexus GS – an excellent choice no means deprived motorist who appreciates comfort, bright control, high dynamic performance and quality of traditional products from the country of the Rising Sun luxury cars. Charismatic car from any side.

In Russia, depending on the configuration the new 2018-2019 Lexus GS 250 – year is from 1744 thousand to 2464 thousand. Buy 2018-2019 Lexus GS 350 AWD – year it is possible for the price of 2224 rubles to 2734 rubles. Hybrid 2018-2019 Lexus GS 450 h – was estimated by dealers from 2.639 million rubles to 3174 rubles.



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