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by Tim Beissmann

The Lexus GS and LS have gained a number of new infotainment and safety features for 2015 as well as structural enhancements that boost the luxury sedans’ stiffness.

All 2015 Lexus GS and LS models adopt a rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) safety system, internet-linked Enform connected mobility services program, SD card-based navigation, and dual USB ports.

Additionally, the GS350 F Sport upgrades to a Mark Levinson premium audio system, while the same sound system is now also available in the GS250 and GS300h F Sport variants when specified with an optional enhancement package.

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Lexus LS models gain new LED interior dome lights, while for GS models ‘self-healing’ Titanium Silver paint replaces the old Elysium Blue finish.

Lexus claims the use of high-rigidity glass and new adhesives increases the overall stiffness of both models, and the A-pillars of all GS variants have also been re-engineered for increased stiffness.

Lexus Australia has increased the prices of both vehicles as a result of the upgrades, with the GS rising between $400 and $470 and the LS up by $400 across the range.

 

2015 Lexus GS pricing (before on-road costs):
GS250 Luxury $77,000 (+$470)
GS250 F Sport $85,000 (+$470)
GS300h Luxury $79,400 (+$400)
GS300h F Sport $87,400 (+$400)
GS300h Sports Luxury $102,400 (+$400)
GS350 F Sport $99,900 (+$470)
GS350 Sports Luxury $111,600 (+$470)
GS450h F Sport $112,500 (+$400)
GS450h Sports Luxury $123,900 (+$400)

2015 Lexus LS pricing (before on-road costs):
LS460 F Sport $189,430 (+$400)
LS460 Sports Luxury $194,630 (+$400)
LS600h F Sport $217,630 (+$400)
LS600hL five-seat $249,630 (+$400)
LS600hL four-seat $259,630 (+$400)




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