The new Lexus GS provides numerous improvements in a number of areas including design, packaging and driving dynamics.
Its cockpit has been enhanced to support the driver and minimise stress while driving, and subsequently increase the comfort and security of all vehicle occupants.
Among those improvements, the new GS now features an ultra-wide 12.3-inch LCD multi-information display, the largest yet installed in a production vehicle. Its size and location ideal for at-a-glance viewing minimise considerably the driver's eye-movement away from the road ahead. The screen features an opening animation which can be customised and the dual screen now shows simultaneously two types of information to reduce the necessity of switching.
The display is operated by the Remote Touch Interface which, in its second generation, resembles even more a computer mouse for a more intuitive operation. The ergonomic positioning of the RTI eliminates all unnecessary driver movements and ensures operability and comfortable armrest usability.
Furthermore the navigation system has been enhanced by using also TPEG (Transport Protocol Expert Group) data, including TFP (Traffic Flow and Prediction) information, parking lot availability and fees which additionally allows to set a certain parking slot as destination.
The new GS is equipped with the next generation Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound system. Using the new GreenEdge TM technology comprising ML5 fully digital (Class D) amplifier with an output equivalent to 835W, high-efficiency sound transducers and advanced signal processing, the new system provides enhanced dynamic performance, energy savings of up to 70 percent and weight reduction of 11 percent compared to previous system. It delivers higher resolution, lower distortion, effortless dynamics and transient response. The new GS is equipped with up to 17 ultra-high-efficiency speakers.
To further enhance the high sound quality level the vehicle interior has been modified. The changes include a reinforcement of door panel rigidity where the speakers are mounted and the implementation of speaker baskets to increase the speaker's rigidity. Both measures contribute to suppressing vibrations which muffle sound.
Also, the Head-Up Display (HUD) has been improved to enhance visibility. By implementing a wedge-shaped glass for the windshield and the PVC film for displaying information, the clarity of projection has been increased as well as double image projection avoided. The HUD now displays a wider range of information including SPORT mode (tachometer) display and ECO bar display in addition to the speed and audio display already implemented.