Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Lexus | posted August 26, 2015 17:53
Lexus to hold redesigned GS world premiere in Frankfurt
Lexus has revealed their plans for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Japanese luxury carmaker has chosen Frankfurt for the global debut for the redesigned GS mid-sized sport sedan. Frankfurt will also be the stage of the RX crossover's European debut and model updates for the CT hybrid hatchback and the IS compact executive sedan
With Lexus taking the turbocharged approach for gas engines, Lexus will be adding the 200t engine in their mid-sized sport sedan, the GS. Now called the GS200t, the Lexus sport sedan gets a 2.0 liter turbocharged, four cylinder engine packing 244 PS and 349 Nm of torque mated to an eight speed automatic. Frankfurt will also be the venue for the redesigned Euro-spec GS sedan. The redesigned GS sedan gets a wider, more agressive grill and LED DRL's similar to the IS sedan. At the back, the new clear tail light covers and houses sharper LED lights featuring the L-Finesse design.
The revamped GS will get new leather and trim options, as well as technology updates, namely the Lexus Enform system. Lexus Enform is an audible reminder for the owner for service and system checks. It is also connected to an app and the vehicle's condition can be checked via Lexusdrivers.com.
The RX was first unveiled in this year's New York Auto Show. The all-new RX is now in line with Lexus' design language, the spindle grill remains and draws many of its cues from the compact NX. The RX features a more dynamic appreance, adapting a sloped roofline, a bolder spindle grill and more rakish and aggressive headlights. At the back, wraparound LED tailights embrace the rear with the center of the rear resembling the spindle grill up front.
Inside, the new RX is loaded with the latest Lexus' in-car and infotainment technologies. The new RX also features Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) which monitors the road conditions and adapts the car's damping to the road. For Europe, the RX will come with a hybrid engine with an output of 304 PS.
Lexus' compact models, the CT200h and the IS compact executive sedan, will get new variants. The CT200h and IS will be getting a Sport trim for Europe, slotting in between the standard and the F-Sport variants. Lexus says the two models will be coming with small sporting details and exclusive styling features.