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  • Lexus's mid-size luxury sedan, the GS, is ending production for the U.S. after the model year.
  • It will say goodbye with a special-edition model called the GS Black Line.
  • The GS has been around since the early s and all four generations have been sold in the U.S.

It turns out that reports of the Lexus GS's death were not exaggerated, as the sedan will end production in Japan this August after rumors circulated about its demise for years. The news originally came from Yahoo Japan and was confirmed to Car and Driver by a Lexus spokesperson. Lexus cites slow sales and the declining sedan segment as the reason for its cancellation.

In the U.S., the GS will say goodbye with a special-edition Black Line package (pictured above) that includes certain appearance tweaks including black trim and red interior accents. Available for the GS F Sport model, there will be units produced in total for the U.S.

Lexus first brought the GS to the U.S. for to give the fledgling luxury brand a competitor to the BMW 5-series and Mercedes-Benz E-class. The rear-wheel-drive GS was sold alongside the similarly sized front-wheel-drive ES sedan for years, but sales of the ES have always far outpaced those of the GS in the States. In , the ES sold 48, units to the GS's units.





The second-generation GS, sold from to , was a particular favorite at C/D. We named it to our 10Best list in , , and The current GS is the fourth-generation model and has been on sale since Only the V-6–powered GS and V-8–powered GS F performance model remain for , as previously available four-cylinder and hybrid variants had already been discontinued in recent years.

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Lexus GS

Not to be confused with MG GS.

Motor vehicle

The Lexus GS (Japanese: レクサス・GS, Rekusasu GS) is an executive car sold by Lexus, the premium division of Toyota. The same car had been launched in as the Toyota Aristo in Japan. For non-Japanese markets, it was release as the Lexus GS in February It continued using the Toyota Aristo name for the Japanese market until January

Designed as a performance sedan competing in the mid-luxury class, the GS slots between the compact executive IS and large/flagship LS, and shared its chassis with one of Toyota's longest-running nameplates, the Toyota Crown premium sedans until

Four generations of the GS have been produced since , each available with six-cylinder engines and rear-wheel drive. V8 engines were also offered in all generations, and all-wheel drive and hybrid versions debuted in Previously, all-wheel drive versions were already made available in the Japanese-market S series Aristo. The first two generations had a Japanese domestic market equivalent, the Toyota Aristo (aristo is Greek for "the best"), which was sold from until the Lexus marque's domestic debut in Though largely identical in exterior and interior design, the GS and the Aristo differed in their engine and transmission combinations as well as equipment packages. The GS name stands for Grand Sedan.[4] However, some Lexus importers use the backronymic name, Grand Sport.[5]

The first generation Lexus GS began sales in the United States, Europe and selected markets in Asia in , where it was introduced with an inline-6 engine and exterior bodywork designed by Italdesign Giugiaro. The second generation model premiered in , using a new platform,[6] in-house styling, and adding a V8 version for the first time outside Japan. The third generation GS, which premiered globally for the model year, was produced in V6, V8, and hybrid versions, the latter known as the GS h. The third generation models were the first GS sedans to be badged as such in the Japanese domestic market.

The fourth generation Lexus GS premiered in August at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where models introduced included the V6-powered GS , hybrid GS h, and performance-tuned F Sport variants. A lower-displacement V6 model, the GS , premiered at the Auto Guangzhou Exhibition in November , targeted at Asian and European markets.[7] In some markets such as North America, the GS shares the mid-size sedan category in the Lexus lineup with the front-wheel driveES.[8]

The GS was replaced in Europe by the Lexus ES from December The seventh generation ES is the first to be sold in Europe, replacing the GS in spite of being a front-wheel drive car.[9] It went on sale from September in Russia, Turkey and other CIS markets and from December in Western and Central Europe.[10] Production ended in August [1]

First generation (S; )[edit]

Motor vehicle

Toyota Aristo Q (JZS Japan)
Lexus GS interior (JZS)
&#; GS (JZS; Europe)

Italdesign Giugiaro began the first design drawings of the GS in [11] The design firm aimed to produce a deluxe saloon which did without the numerous exterior features and detailing found on existing Japanese premium sedans, in favor of a more simplified, European-style appearance.[11] The vehicle's exterior styling blended elements of the then-current Lexus LS flagship and SC performance coupe in a rounded, aerodynamic wedge-like shape which featured a high rear decklid and longer and wider proportions than rival vehicles.[12] The exterior produced a drag coefficient of&#;Cd= The offered color schemes included single-tone bumper and body finishes,[12] along with dual-tone schemes. Similarities with an Italdesign concept car which debuted in , the Jaguar Kensington, led some observers to suggest that the GS was derived from its design, but the firm has stated that the GS was developed earlier.[11] Equipped with an independent, double-wishbone suspension setup at both front and rear ends, Italdesign's saloon design first appeared in Toyota Aristo form in Japan in October

Built at Toyota's Tahara assembly plant in Japan, production of the Aristo involved more automation than previous vehicles built at the Tahara factory; robots performed 4, welds on each body, while only eight spot welds were performed by hand.[13] Toyota of Japan offered two straight-six engine options for the Japanese market Aristo—the Q and V. The Q (JZS) featured the 2JZ-GE engine which produced &#;kW (&#;hp), while the Aristo V (JZS) was equipped with a valve twin-turbo2JZ-GTE engine which produced &#;kW (&#;hp). The Aristo was exclusive to the Toyota Vista Store as the top level luxury sedan at Vista dealerships, positioned above the Toyota Cresta and Chaser. In , a third model, the V8-powered Zi-Four (UZS), joined the Aristo lineup. This model came with standard all-wheel drive and a &#;kW (&#;hp) 1UZ-FE engine.

Production of the export Lexus GS (JZS) began on 22 February [13] For Lexus, The GS was placed above the front-wheel drive ES luxury sedan with its superior drivetrain setup, power and available amenities. Lexus only offered the GS with the liter 2JZ-GE straight-six, producing &#;kW (&#;hp) and &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) of torque.

For the interior, the GS featured walnut wood trim on the center console, leather seating, an automatic tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and the option of a Nakamichi premium stereo system. Driver and front passenger airbags were standard.[12] A moonroof, remote CD auto changer, and traction control (TRAC &#; left hand drive vehicles only) were options.

The GS was intended to take the price position of the original LS flagship, which had moved upmarket since its launch.[12][13] By the time of the GS 's debut, the US$35, initial base price of the LS in the United States had climbed to US$47,,[12] while the GS at debut carried base price of US$38, However, sales of the GS were modest, with seeing the greatest sales at 19, sold that year. Sales dropped in later years as the Japanese yen rose in value against the dollar and made the vehicle more expensive than its rivals.[13] Additionally, more powerful V8 sport sedans provided strong competition. By , the price of the GS had risen to US$46, Production of the first generation GS sedan ended in July

Second generation (S; )[edit]

Motor vehicle


Pre-facelift Lexus GS (Europe)
&#; GS interior (JZS)

In , after sales commenced for the first generation S series, development began on the successor under the internally known codenamed S. The design process began under chief engineer Yasushi Nakagawa in May and by November after 18 months of design work, the final production design by Akihiro Nagaya was approved by the executive board. In January , Lexus debuted the "High Performance Sedan" (HPS) concept at the Detroit Auto Show, previewing the design direction for the redesigned GS.[14]

In August , the second generation Toyota Aristo was launched in Japan, codenamed JZS (S version) for models with 2JZ-GE engines and JZS (V version) for those with 2JZ-GTE twin-turbocharged engines, remaining exclusive to the former Vista network that was renamed Toyota Netz Store Japanese dealerships. VVT-i was now standard, resulting in an increase of torque. The twin-turbocharged version was available with electronic four-wheel steering, VSC electronic stability control and an automatic transmission with a manual sequential mode.

The second generation sedans used a new front-engine, rear-wheel drive midsize platform, also featured in the Japanese-market Toyota Crown.[15] The new model's styling was produced in-house, and featured quadruple headlights (the interior two of which were elliptical) in a fashion similar to the Lexus SC coupe. It had a drag coefficient of&#;Cd= Inside, electroluminescentOptitron gauges were offered for the first time, along with an upgraded stereo system. For export markets, the second generation GS began production in the JZS body style on 4 August and was officially launched in October

Lexus offered the GS once again and featured a slightly revised version of the previous generation's liter straight-six now producing &#;kW (&#;hp) and &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) of torque. Answering customer requests for more power, the American market GS (UZS) was equipped with the liter 1UZ-FE V8 that produced &#;kW (&#;hp) and &#;N⋅m (&#;ft⋅lb) of torque. Both models featured a five-speed automatic transmission with the GS receiving steering wheel shift buttons. As with the S series, no turbocharged variants were offered outside Japan. The 0–60&#;mph (0–97&#;km/h) time of the GS prompted Lexus to claim that the GS was the world's fastest production sedan at its introduction in [13] The BMW M5 sedan would list 0–60&#;mph (0–97&#;km/h) times of between and seconds.[16]

Lexus promoted the arrival of the second generation GS sedan with the tagline, "Something Wicked This Way Comes".[6] Compared to its predecessor, the second generation GS sedan was a much bigger success, with sales reaching 30, vehicles in its first year, increasing in the second, and stabilizing at 28, vehicles by [13] Lexus would keep the second generation vehicle in its lineup for eight years, a longer duration than the prior generation. The U.S. base price for the GS and GS averaged approximately US$38, and US$47, respectively.

The GS was Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year for It also made Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for through In IIHS frontal crash testing the and newer GS was given a "Good" overall score.[17]


&#; Lexus GS (JZSR; Australia)
&#; Lexus GS (JZSR; Australia)

A facelift in , for the model year was the only major design change of the second generation GS. There was a slightly revised grille and subtly tinted headlamps on the front end. Xenon headlamps became standard equipment with the V8 engine and optional on six-cylinder cars. More interior wood trim was added, and steering wheel shift buttons were added to the GS The V8 engine also received a liter increase in displacement, so the model designation changed to GS (Toyota type code UZS). Peak power was unchanged, but torque increased to &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft). The GS took seconds to go from 0–60&#;mph (0–97&#;km/h).

Also in , Lexus added a limited production GS "SportDesign" edition for North America, featuring the sport suspension from the GS , wider tires, and polished alloy wheels.[18] The SportDesign interior added perforated leather upholstery along with brushed aluminum and dark stained walnut trim. For the third quarter of , production of the GS SportDesign was limited to a run of 3, units (vs. 25, annual GS sales annually).[18] Production of the SportDesign continued through to the end of the design cycle in

Third generation (S; )[edit]

Motor vehicle

Third generation (S)
Lexus GS h front.JPG
ProductionJanuary &#;&#; December
DesignerYasuhide Hosoda, Isoroku Yamada and Sotiris Kovos ()[19][20]
PlatformToyota N platform
RelatedToyota Crown (S)
Wheelbase2,&#;mm (&#;in)
Length4,–4,&#;mm (–&#;in)
Width1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Height1,–1,&#;mm (–&#;in)

Main article: Lexus GS (S)


&#; Lexus GS (Japan)

In , development commenced on a successor to the S under chief engineer, Shigetoshi Miyoshi. Styling for both the exterior and interior was done under lead designer Yasuhide Hosoda between and , during which L-finesse came to fruition in [21] By , a design was finalized, to be introduced the following year. In October , Lexus debuted the LF-S (Lexus Future Sedan), a concept car which previewed the design of the upcoming GS.[22] The design patent was filed by Toyota on 22 December in domestic Japanese patent offices, preceding an imminent public unveiling. The third generation GS first appeared as a pre-production vehicle at the North American International Auto Show on 5 January, riding on a then new architecture N platform, with the production version being shown at the same show in January

Production of the third generation began on 24 January , without release of an equivalent Toyota Aristo, as Toyota had introduced the Lexus channel to Japan and sought to align all world markets using Lexus as their luxury brand worldwide. The third generation GS was the introductory Lexus model for the marque's new L-finesse design philosophy, indicating the future direction of the Lexus lineup; it featured a fastback profile, retained quad headlights, LED tailamps, and one-piece bumpers. This generation GS had a drag coefficient of&#;Cd=, and used a newly designed midsize platform later shared with the second generation IS.[23]

&#; Lexus GS (UZS; US)

In September , the GS (GRS) and GS (UZS) went on sale in Japan; the GS using a liter 2GR-FSE engine with D4-S direct injection, while the GS used the same liter 3UZ-FE V8 engine used in the previous model. Sales in the US began in March , with the initial lineup including the GS (GRS), featuring a ULEV certified liter 3GR-FSEV6 engine, and the GS featuring the liter V8. All GS models at launch featured a new six-speed automatic sequential shift gearbox. An all-wheel drive system was made available in the GS

&#; Lexus GS h (GWS; Australia)

Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, the hybrid GS h (GWS) joined the GS line in for the model year. GS Hybrid production started in February [2] It was the first mass-production rear-wheel drive luxury hybrid car, featuring the naturally aspirated liter 2GR-FXE V6 engine mated to an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This powertrain made use of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system of integrating electric and gasoline engine motors, giving the GS h a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) emissions rating,[24] and total output of &#;kW (&#;hp),[25] allowing the GS to accelerate 0–60&#;mph (0–97&#;km/h) in seconds, according to manufacturer data.[25]

New to the GS line was an electric power steering (EPS) system, and both the V8 and hybrid models featured a variable gear ratio steering (VGRS) system and Electronically Controlled Brake (ECB) a type of brake-by-wire system. V8 and hybrid models also featured an adaptive suspension system that individually altered suspension damper firmness. Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) was standard on the GS , , and h models and coupled to VGRS, with which it could alter steering gear ratios.[26]

Third generation GS interior (GWS), with hybrid kilowatt meter instead of tachometerand G-Booknavigation.

Standard safety features on the GS ranged from multiple airbags, including knee airbags and front row side torso airbags,[27] to adaptive headlights, anti-lock braking, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist and electronic stability control. The radar-based pre-collision system with an autonomous cruise control system was optional. The GS h was among the first vehicles to receive the infraredDriver Monitoring System for driver attentiveness. For the model year, the GS replaced the GS in the US and several other export markets.

The GS interior was available with leather bird's-eye maple or walnut trim. Major standard features ranged from a way driver and front passenger power and heated seats with three-position Lexus Memory System, SmartAccess keyless system with push-button start, a driver-side hidden drop-down panel for infrequently used controls, standard 7&#;in (&#;mm) touchscreen display, and LED lighting in the cabin. Unique to the Lexus GS series was a three-pod instrument cluster with machined aluminum facings and an electrochromic feature. Optional features ranged from a power moonroof to a discrete surround sound speaker watt Mark Levinson premium sound system,[28] XM-satellite radio and DVD-based navigation with backup camera and Bluetooth technology. Competitors to the Lexus GS included the BMW 5 Series,[18]Mercedes-Benz E-Class,[12]Volvo S80, Audi A6, Jaguar XF, Infiniti M, and Acura RL.


model year Lexus GS h (GWS; Canada)

The GS (URS) replaced the GS in for the model year, featuring a new liter 1UR-FE (Middle East) or a 1UR-FSE V8 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission generating &#;kW (&#;hp) and &#;N⋅m (&#;ft⋅lb) of torque. Lexus reported a 0–60&#;mph (0–97&#;km/h) time of seconds.[29] Along with the hybrid GS h and previous GS models, the V8-powered GS offered the Active Stabilizer Suspension System for improved handling. The GS h retains its position as the most expensive in the GS lineup, and has faster acceleration than the GS , though the GS is lighter and has a higher top speed.[30] In , the GS was outsold nearly two to one by the flagship LS.[30]

Along with the introduction of the GS , the GS lineup received a mid-cycle styling refresh, including a revised front bumper, headlights and grille, turn signals added to the side mirrors, and new wheel options and exterior colors. The interior received a redesigned steering wheel, revised instrument cluster gauges, and different trim pieces.

Fourth generation (L10; )[edit]

Motor vehicle

Fourth generation (L10)
 Lexus GS (GRL11R) Luxury sedan () jpg
ProductionDecember [31]&#;&#; August [1]
DesignerKatsuhiko Inatomi[33] ()
PlatformToyota New N platform[34]
  • &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) 1&#;kmsynchronous (GS h)
  • &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) 1&#;km synchronous (GS h)
  • &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) (GS h, gasoline engine only); &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) (GS h, combined system output)
  • &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) (GS h, gasoline engine only); &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) (GS h, combined system output)
  • &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) (GS F)
Wheelbase2,&#;mm (&#;in)
  • 4,&#;mm (&#;in) (&#;)
  • 4,&#;mm (&#;in) (&#;)
Width1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Height1,&#;mm (&#;in)
  • 1,–1,&#;kg (3,–3,&#;lb)
  • 1,&#;kg (4,&#;lb) (hybrid)

See also: Lexus LF-Gh


In early , development began on the L10 series GS[35][36] under Yoshihiko Kanamori, with the design process finalizing under new president and CEO Akio Toyoda's direction in Design patents were filed in Japan on 6 October for the production model and a conceptual variant on 29 March In April , Lexus showed the LF-Gh concept (Lexus Future Grand-Touring Hybrid) at that year's New York International Auto Show, previewing the stylistic direction of future Lexus models. The LF-Gh featured a large, spindle-shaped front grille, and press information further indicated that it had a new interior design which included an analog clock.[37] The LF-Gh concept vehicle was taken by automotive journalists as an indication of what the fourth generation Lexus GS would look like.[38]

Pre-facelift Lexus GS F Sport (Australia)
Pre-facelift Lexus GS Luxury (Australia)

The fourth generation GS had its world premiere at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California in August The vehicle was shown to have a more subtle version of the LF-Gh's spindle grille, while overall exterior dimensions are almost identical to the previous generation.[39] L-shaped LED front daytime running lamps and rear LED tube lamps are a new design feature.[39] The fourth generation GS was the centerpiece of Toyota chairman Akio Toyoda's initiative to restore passion to the Lexus brand and better compete with German luxury automakers that had been gaining market share in the United States. It was reported that Toyoda initially opposed the styling choices made for the new model, but since thanked the design team that persuaded him to greenlight the project.[40] Unlike the first three generations, the fourth generation GS is not based on any Crown models as it is built on a separate New N platform.[34]

At its debut, the fourth generation model was shown in rear-wheel drive GS (GRL10) form, powered by a V6 engine linked with a six-speed automatic transmission.[39] Three driving modes are featured, ranging from fuel-conserving Eco to Sport S and Sport S+ which facilitate more sporty transmission shifting and engine throttle settings, as well as suspension damper and steering adjustments.[39] The chassis has been redesigned, and overall curb weight is reduced.[39] To reduce unsprung mass the new GS utilizes aluminum for all its suspension components.[41] The GS F Sport adds a rear-wheel steering system for improved handling on rear wheel drive models. New larger inch brakes come standard as well as inch F Sport wheels, a new front bumper, rear spoiler, F Sport steering wheel, F Sport seats and a new suspension system with AVS adjustable dampers.[42]

Lexus GS h interior with bambooaccents (US)

The redesigned interior gains the Lexus Remote Touch mouse controller system in place of the previous touchscreen, linked to a split-view &#;in (&#;mm) widescreen dashboard display.[39]

Save energy + airflow control (S-FLOW): The world's first system that sends air only to where vehicle occupants are seated in order to maintain and improve comfort while also improving fuel efficiency[43]

Other interior features include Mark Levinson surround sound system.[39] Front way power seats are available; way power seats are equipped standard. Optional features further include a pre-collision system, Heads-Up Display, blind spot monitor, lane keep assist, and Driver Monitoring System.[39]

Variants such as the GS and GS , as well as their F Sport variants, began sales in Japan on 26 January , followed by the GS h and the GS h F Sport on 19 March [44] Sales for the fourth generation in the US began in February for models including the GS and GS F Sport, with the hybrid version following several months after.[42][45] A smaller-displacement model, the GS (GRL11), was shown at the Auto Guangzhou, targeted for sales in China, Japan, Australia and the UK, but not the US.[7]

The GS h (GWL10), rated at &#;kW (&#;hp) and now using an Atkinson cycle design, has a 35 percent improvement in fuel economy over the previous generation GS h, and has a higher combined EPA fuel efficiency rating (31 mpg) than the horsepower GS (23 mpg).[45] Trunk space is improved both for the hybrid and standard models.[39] The GS h features standard full LED headlamps[46] and a bamboo trimmed interior.[47] The vehicle was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.[48]

For the model year, changes to GS includes an eight-speed automatic transmission for rear-wheel drive (RWD) models, introduction of F SPORT package (optional Lexus Dynamic Handling system with dynamic rear steering (DRS), electric power steering, variable gear ratio steering (VGRS)), integrated Siri Eyes Free mode from Apple (compatible with iPhone 4S and newer), flush mounted sensors for available intuitive park assist, full color display added to the optional head-up display, available blind spot monitor adds rear cross traffic alert and power-folding mirrors, Luxury Package changes (LED foglamps, Superchrome finish for inch wheels, and the rear armrest control panel display adds display option to view radio station and song title information), optional power trunk opener, Lexus Night View system discontinued.[49]

The GS h hybrid model includes a liter Atkinson cycle inline-four engine with a D-4S direct injection technology, derived from the third generation IS. The vehicle was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show.[50] The vehicle went on sale in China, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, but not in the US.[51]

It is a version of Lexus GS h for European market, with liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine (PS), two electric motors, a hard-drive navigation system with a inch Monitor and Lexus Connected Services, a premium audio system, DVD player and rear-view camera with a monitor, among other features. The vehicle went on sale on 11 January [52][53]


The revised GS debuted at Monterey Car Week in August [54] Changes include a GS t variant equipped with the liter 8AR-FTS turbocharged engine to replace the GS , and an update to the liter V6, now upgraded to 2GR-FKS specification.[55] that uses the Atkinson cycle and features founded on the previous 2GR-FSE motor. Additional changes include revised exterior elements (including front and rear trim, exterior lighting, wheels, and rocker panels), new active safety features, and a revised infotainment system. The GS t was withdrawn from the North American market after only two model years.

In , Lexus discontinued the GS for European markets and replaced it with the front-wheel drive ES already sold in North America and some Asian countries.[56][57] Lexus issued a press release saying that production of the GS will end as of August&#;[update].[1]


GS V8Star Series touring race car

The Lexus GS was used in Motorola Cup North American Street Stock Championship touring car series competition in , beginning with two GS race vehicles driven by Team Lexus in its inaugural season. For , Team Lexus achieved its first victory with the GS in its sixth race at Road Atlanta.[58] The GS was raced until , when Team Lexus switched to the IS In the mids, the GS was entered in the V8Star Series touring car racing season, with Ronny Melkus competing in the V8 GS in [59][60]

In , Sigma Advanced Racing Development and Lexus entered a GS h performance hybrid sedan in the 24 Hours of Tokachi race in Hokkaido, Japan, the first time that a hybrid vehicle was introduced.[61] In , Lexus Canada also entered the GS h in the Targa Newfoundland event.[62] In , the GS h was used as a safety car at the Muscle Car Masters event held at Eastern Creek Raceway, Eastern Creek, New South Wales, Australia.[63]

In , Manabu "Max" Orido used a second generation JZS Aristo in Formula D competition.[64][65] Orido has several second generation models with different equipment used for drifting events, some with prototype suspension, and fitted with parts from the export Lexus GS [65]

Sales and production[edit]

Sales data for Lexus GS generations are as follows. Sourced from manufacturer yearly data.

Generation (chassis code) Model no(s). Calendar year Sales
Total exports, production
JZS GS 19,[13]18,[66]
JZS/UZS GS / 30,[13]26,[66]
JZS/UZS GS / 24,[70]29,[66]
GRS/GRS/UZS GS // 27,[73]9,[74]51,[74]
GRS/GRS/UZS/GWS GS //h 23,[75]5,[76]45,[77]
GRS/GRS/URS/GWS GS //h 15,[75]5,[78]32,[79]
ARL10/GRL10/GRL11/GRL15/GRL16/GWL10/URL10 GS t//h/F 22,[85]

Technical specifications[edit]

Chassis code Model no. Model year(s) Drivetrain Transmission Engine type Engine code Region(s)
GRS GS &#; RWD/AWD 6-speed AT &#;L petrol V63GR-FSEAustralia,[90] China,[91] Europe,[92] Middle East[93]
GRS GS &#; &#;L petrol V62GR-FSECanada,[94] Europe,[92] Japan,[95] United States[96]
UZS GS &#; RWD &#;L petrol V83UZ-FEMiddle East[93]
GWS GS h &#; CVT &#;L hybridV62GR-FSECanada,[94] China,[91] Europe,[92] Japan,[95] United States[96]
URS GS &#; 8-speed AT &#;L petrol V81UR-FEAustralia,[90] Canada,[94] China,[91] Europe,[92] Japan,[95] United States[96]
Model year(s) Model no(s). Chassis code(s) Engine type Engine code Transmission(s) Power Torque
&#; GS JZS L I6 2JZ-GE4-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 5,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 4,&#;rpm
&#; GS UZS L V8 1UZ-FE5-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 4,&#;rpm
&#; GS JZS L I6 2JZ-GE5-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 4,&#;rpm
&#; GS UZS L V8 3UZ-FE5-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 5,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 4,&#;rpm
&#; GS GRS L V6 3GR-FSE6-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
GS AWD GRS L V6 3GR-FSE6-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
GS UZS L V8 3UZ-FE6-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 5,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 4,&#;rpm
&#; GS h GWS L V6 hybrid 2GR-FSECVT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 4,&#;rpm
GS GRS L V6 2GR-FSE6-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
&#; GS AWD GRS L V6 2GR-FSE6-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
GS URS L V8 1UR-FE8-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
&#; GS GRL11 L V6 4GR-FSE6-speed AT kW ( hp; PS) at 6, rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
GS GRL10 L V6 2GR-FSE6-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
GS AWD GRL15 L V6 2GR-FSE6-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
&#; GS h GWL10 L V6 hybrid 2GR-FXEtwo-stage CVT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 4,&#;rpm
&#; GS GRL10 L V6 2GR-FSE8-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
GS AWD GRL15 L V6 2GR-FSE6-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 3,&#;rpm
&#; GS t ARL10 L I4 turbo 8AR-FTS8-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 4,&#;5,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 1,&#;4,&#;rpm
&#; GS GRL12 L V6 2GR-FKS8-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 4,&#;rpm
GS AWD GRL16 L V6 2GR-FKS6-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 4,&#;rpm
GS F URL10 L V8 2UR-GSE8-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 6,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 5,&#;rpm
&#; GS ARL10 L I4 turbo 8AR-FTS8-speed AT &#;kW (&#;hp; &#;PS) at 4,&#;5,&#;rpm &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) at 1,&#;4,&#;rpm


  • J.D. Power and Associates named the GS series the best midsize luxury car in initial quality for , , , and [97][98]
  • AAA named the third generation GS the best car in its class for [99]
  • Consumer Reports awarded the Lexus GS as the highest ranked vehicle in predicted reliability in the luxury car class in []
  • The GS h's Lexus Hybrid Drive system was the recipient of the annual Paul Pietsch Prize for Advanced Technology in , awarded by technical editors of Auto Motor Und Sport publications.[]
  • The Lexus GS h was named the winner of the IF product design award from the International Forum Design group in Hannover, Germany.[]
  • German automotive magazine Auto Bild selected the GS h for its "Auto 1" award for best sedan in []
  • Smart Money magazine named the Lexus GS the best luxury sedan for the &#; model year.[] In , the magazine named the GS its Best New Car Value.
  • The GS series was named most appealing midsize luxury car by J.D. Power and Associates in []
  • The first generation GS series was named to the Top Ten in Initial Quality list by J.D. Power and Associates in
  • Kelley Blue Book gave the GS series its Best to Hold Value Award in , , , and []
  • The second generation GS was named Import Car of the Year by Motor Trend in
  • Car and Driver named the second generation GS to its Ten Best list in , , and


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