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Lexus logo28 Jun 2005

LEXUS has never really dropped a dud model on us (although most people don’t like the look of SC430 convertible) and the GS series is no exception. The funny thing though was that the version we are familiar with dated very quickly after its 1997 introduction. By the time 2005 came around, it was well past its use-by date. So the new model didn’t need to try too hard to at least look a bit more in keeping with the times. And this it does, with a clean, classic new styling approach overseen by British designer Simon Humphries who has retained a few styling cues that make it recognisable as a GS Lexus, yet it is as elegant as most of its European competitors. The mechanicals are still the most interesting aspect here, largely because Lexus has moved away from the inline six-cylinder engine that was seen as an identifier of the brand and adopted a powerful new V6. And, at the top of the range, the 4.2-litre V8 seen in the SC430 and LS430 models. It retains a recognisable Lexus quality though: It’s almost too silent to be true.
Model release date: 1 February 2005 to 1 March 2008

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Lexus GS300 sedan

Released: November 97
Ended: February 05
Family Tree: GS

The GS300 sedan was among the first Lexus models to arrive in Australia and impressed with its silky-smooth inline six/rear-drive layout. Launched here in November 1997 for $89,500, it joined the original LS400 sedan flaghsip as a serious luxury sedan contender. A revised GS300 offered standard satellite-navigation from October 2001, while a mesh-grilled L-Tuned limited-edition GS was released in April 2003. The new GS introduces V6 and V8 power for the first time here.

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