2016 Lexus GS Euro-spec Version Detailed, Will Only Reach Selected Markets

Following the introduction of the 2015 Lexus GS sedan at Pebble Beach, Lexus made available information about the Euro-spec GS bound to be sold only in some European markets.
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We already told you what the facelifted Lexus GS has in store, but now it's time to see what European customers can get if they opt to buy one.

The good news is Lexus will bring the new, entry-level GS 200t in Europe as well, but not all the continent's countries will get it. Tech-wise, the Lexus GS 200t will come with the brand's new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mill capable of delivering 245 horsepower and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.

As a result, the GS lineup in Europe is now made of the GS 200t mentioned above that joins the existing GS 350, GS 450h or GS 300h.

In case something doesn't look familiar, you're right because Europe gets a second hybrid variant, namely the GS 300h, unavailable in the US, who only gets the GS 450h.

European customers who opt for the 300h get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine working together with an electric motor for a combined fuel consumption average value of 4.7 l/100 km (that's about 50 mpg US).

The Euro version of the GS 350 comes with a more potent 3.5-liter V6, which delivers produces 317 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque.

These resources are looked after and sent to the rear wheels by an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, Lexus tells us this variant will only head to Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Caucasus.

Higher on the range ladder lies the GS 450h, which combines a water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor with an Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine for a grand total output of 338 horsepower. A CVT gearbox is tasked with managing this pair.

Visuall, changes imply a new front bumper and rocker panel design further sharpen the coupe-inspired profile, with the makeover extending to revised taillights, revised rear trim and new 18- and 19-inch machine-finish wheel designs.
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