Lexus GS 350, 2013: New design, new technology

James Raia

The 2013 Lexus GS 350, unveiled this summer at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif., and on display for the first time to the general public at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, will arrive at dealerships in February 2012 amid vast national media campaigns.

The 2013 Lexus GS 350 will be featured in the carmaker's first Super Bowl commercial followed by its affiliation as the Official Automotive Marketing Partner of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

The fourth-generation 350 GS will feature the new Lexus design, including the manufacturer's signature Lexus spindle grille, as well as a 3.5-liter, 306 horsepower V6 engine rated in the standard 0-60 mph test in 5.7 seconds.

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Cabin materials include three types of wood set off by meticulously detailed contrast stitching on the instrument panel, door trim, center console, shift knob and steering wheel.

Debuting on the new GS is the next-generation version of Lexus Enform with Safety Connect. This multimedia system connects to music, information and entertainment services through the user’s smart phone. Apps include Bing for local search, OpenTable, MovieTickets.com, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Facebook and Yelp. An SMS text-to-speech feature allows the driver to be read text messages and send preset responses. DVD audio and video compatibility, along with HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging and a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio are standard.

The GS 350 will be available in rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations, and can be equipped with the available Premium, Luxury or F SPORT packages for greater personalization.


Article Last Updated: November 27, 2011.

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