• A Sport Sedan with World-Class Luxury and Evocative Design Shows New Identity of Lexus
  • Outstanding Driving Dynamics and Innovative Technology Combined
  • Priced to be the most competitive choice in segment
(MONTREAL) – At the 2012 Montreal International Auto Show, Lexus continues to deliver progressive luxury and a fresh, evocative design with the Canadian premiere of the 2013 Lexus GS.
 
Lexus adds performance, style, content and technology for the 2013 model year with the Lexus GS, as it prices the GS 350 to be the most competitive choice in the segment.
 
The new 2013 GS combines bold, dynamic styling, precise handling, innovative technology, and a spacious interior. In addition to the GS 350, the 2013 GS 350 hybrid model and an available F-Sport package will be launched in early 2012.
 
“We are very pleased to offer our Guests even greater enjoyment when they select the new GS 350, proving that all-new engineering, luxurious features, performance enhancing technology and an engaging driving experience that costs less than one might think,” said Larry Hutchinson, Senior Executive Director, Lexus in Canada. “From its signature spindle grille to its LED brake lamps, the new GS 350 is richly appointed. We’re offering this remarkable new model at the best price in the mid-luxury sedan segment.”
 
The GS 350 is all-new for 2013. Outside, a fresh exterior design features a lower, more dynamic stance, 18” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a new Lexus spindle grille, a moon roof, and HID headlamps. This is complemented by a more luxurious and spacious interior featuring all-white LED ambient lighting, analogue clock with LED indicators, leather instrument panel and changeable ambient illumination. A new Smart Key design is standard, while available options include an enhanced drive-mode select, the world’s first 12.3 inch navigation display, the enhanced 2nd generation Lexus Remote Touch interface, next generation Mark Levinson Audio and more.
 
All models may be outfitted with several options sets, including Navigation and F-Sport packages, while all-wheel-drive GS 350 models may be enhanced with a number of luxury and technology packages.
 
And along with the driving pleasure the GS offers, it also sets a new standard for pricing, as a remarkable machine at a remarkable price.
The new Lexus GS is offered in two models:
  • The 2013 Lexus GS 350 RWD starts at $51,900 MSRP – $2,750 less than the previous entry level GS model and the lowest entry price in the segment;
  • The 2013 Lexus GS 350 AWD starts at $54,900 MSRP – priced to match the current segment leader while offering more standard features, and $2,810 in additional content compared to the previous GS model.
 “While all 2013 GS 350s offers a tremendous amount of options to build on, we have ensured that our most popular model, the Lexus GS 350 AWD with Navigation Package, also leads the field in pricing,” Mr. Hutchinson continued. “For 2013, the MSRP on this model starts at just $56,800, which is $2,350 less than the 2011MY while offering $1,320 in additional standard equipment.”
 
The 2013 GS 350 goes on sale at Lexus Dealerships across Canada in early 2012.
 
PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS FOR GS 350 RWD
 
GS 350 RWD
 
Horsepower
306 hp @  6400rpm
Torque
277 lb-ft @ 4800rpm
Transmission
Six-speed sequential-shift
Electronic Controlled Automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
Seating Capacity
5
Overall Length
4,845 mm (190.7 in)
Width
1,840 mm (72.4 in)
Height
1,455 mm (57.3 in)
Wheelbase
2,850 mm (112.2 in)
Driven Wheels
Rear or All Wheel Drive
Brake type
Ventilated front and rear disc with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system (VDIM)
Wheel size
18 x 8 in. (standard)
19 x 8in. (optional AWD)
19 x 9 in. (optional RWD)
Tires size
235/45/18 (standard)
235/40/19 (front) 265/35/19 (rear)  (optional RWD)
235/40/19 (optional AWD)
0 – 100 km/h
Estimated 6.3 seconds (RWD), 6.6 seconds (AWD)
Top Track Speed
Estimated 230 km/h (144 mph) (RWD)
Estimated 210 km/h (131 mph) (AWD)
(electronically limited)
 
 
 
About Lexus of Canada
Lexus in Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 35 dealers across Canada. With 5 models on the road today, Lexus has the largest luxury hybrid lineup; allowing guests a choice in a large range of luxury vehicle segments. In the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), Lexus won the most segment awards, four in total, of any nameplate. For more information about Lexus products, and Lexus’ pursuit of perfection, visit www.media.lexus.ca.