Facelifted Lexus GS: old vs new compared

The Lexus GS is a large luxury saloon aimed squarely at the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6. Despite its impressive talents, the previous model struggled to make much of a dent in its rivals sales so Lexus has restyled the body and improved its safety credentials.

We’re putting the facelifted GS up against its predecessor to find out what’s changed. UK details are yet to be finalised, but we expect it to be very similar to this US-spec car. Put the Lexus GS in our car configurator to find out how much carwow could help you save.


The revised GS now gets LED headlights with daytime running lights, a brand new angular front grille with the Lexus’ ‘spindle’ design, and a chunky front bumper echoing the design of the grille.

Machined-finish alloy wheels have now been added to the equipment roster. The interior gets a newly designed steering wheel and a renewed choice of materials and trims.


The new GS has some extra safety features compared to the old one, including a pre-crash detection system – optional on the old car but now standard across the range. Using an array of sensors, the system brings the car to a stop before it rear-ends another vehicle, it can also detect pedestrians that may have strayed into your path.

New to the GS is standard traffic sign recognition – a system that monitors the road ahead, looking out for signs, such as temporary speed limits on motorways, then projects this information back to the driver on the heads-up display to warn or remind them.

What next?

Although UK details are yet to be finalised, why not Put the Lexus GS in our car configurator to see how much carwow could help you save. For more options, head over to our deals page or, if you’re still struggling to pick your next car, check out our car chooser.

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