In terms of design, no major changes are coming to the car's exterior or interior. Like most Lexus models, the GS carries a signature spindle grille outlined in satin chrome. For 2018, the most notable change is the addition of a new 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheel option. As before, the F Sport Package offers a more aggressive look with its unique available Rioja Red interior.
The cabin features comfortable 10-way adjustable seats, a vibrant 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with standard navigation, the brand's Remote Touch Interface and a 12-speaker audio system with surround sound. Like the GS 200t, NuLuxe seats come standard with no option to upgrade to leather.
Like the GS 200t, the vehicle will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 241 hp with 258 lb-ft of torque. As before, the car will only be offered as a rear-wheel drive model. Those requiring four-wheel traction will need to upgrade to the more expensive GS 350.
In terms of safety, the GS 300 will be no different from other Lexus models with the automaker's Safety System+ available as standard equipment at no extra charge. The system includes a number of driver assistance features like a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and more.
Stay tuned for a full review closer to launch.