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Lexus GS range gets muscular upgrade, and US gets it first

Published: 14 August 2015 Updated: 14 August 2015

► Revised front end for Lexus GS
► Lexus Safety System + added
► This is US version, UK one to follow

As we predicted back in January, the Lexus GS range has received an early facelift and fresh features as Lexus looks to reignite the range. This is the US version – the European one won’t land here until later this autumn.

Making its public debut today at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week, the new 2016 Lexus GS range receives a whole new front end, including new LED headlights, new safety features, fresh interior trim options, exterior colours and machined-finish wheel designs.

Inspired by the 1990s Predator movies, was it?

Lexus says the modest facelift adds more emphasis to the coupe-inspired profile; we say it looks more like its come straight from the face of Predator – so much so we wonder if the fluid levels are luminous green as well…

Lexus GS: safety overload

The new 2016 GS is bristling with safety equipment – getting Safety System + which includes a pre-collision preparation, pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, adaptive high-beam LED headlamps, traffic sign reconition and more.

By Matt Bell

Former digital intern at CAR