The 2010 Lexus GS and LS sedan lineup looks a lot like it did in 2009. A few minor interior and exterior appearance updates, some new technology and a new Sport Package for the LS are about all that changes. Fortunately for fans of the GS, the prices have stayed the same, too. The LS sees minor price rises on the short wheelbase versions, and 5% price drops on the long wheelbase cars.
Holding steady at last year's prices means the
GS offers even more value than before. The base GS 350 rear-wheel drive starts at an even $45,000, while the all-wheel drive GS 350 starts from $46,950. The 4.6-liter V-8 GS 460 takes off from $53,470 and the mildly revised GS 450h hybrid starts from $56,550.
The 2010 Ls lineup sees $855 price jumps for the LS 460 in both rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations, starting at $64,680 and $68,205 respectively. The LS 460 L long-wheelbase cars start at $70,225 for the rear-driver and $73,750 for the all-wheel-drive car. Both LS 460 L
models see price drops of $3,510 for 2010.
The 2010 Lexus LS 460 and LS 460 L also get the more extensive revisions of the two sedans, with an all-new Sport Package featuring perforated Black/Saddle leather interior and sport-style front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and a paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic transmission. A retuned sport version of the LS air suspension, anti-roll bars and shock absorbers also makes for a sportier ride. On the appearance side, the Sport Package also adds a front lower spoiler, rocker panels
19-inch 10-spoke forged wheels and Brembo brakes. The Sport Package is only available on rear-wheel-drive models.
Those looking for the Sport appearance without the sharper suspension setup can get that in the Apperance Package. This can be fitted to either rear-drive or all-wheel-drive models.
Other additions to the LS 460 range include rear power seats with lumbar massage as part of the optional Comfort Plus, Rear Seat Upgrade and Executive Class Seating
packages, available on both long- and short-wheelbase models. The Advanced Pre-Collision System is also now available for LS 460 L models.
The GS sedan range gets new active front headrests and updated interior and exterior colors, with the GS 450h getting the main visual updates. The hybrid now looks less like its gasoline-only stablemates thanks to a revised front grille, lear tail light covers and unique 18-inch wheels, plus blue-accented badging.
Both 2010 LS and GS sedans get an upgraded Lexus Premium Audio System and new optional hard disk drive navigation system. The navigation system now also comes with a casual speech voice recognition ability. All cars are now equipped standard with Bluetooth streaming audio plus USB, iPod and integrated XM Satellite Radio.
Lexus' Enform with Safety Connect is also now available on the LS and GS lines when navigation is equipped, while Safety Connect alone is standard on non-navigation vehicles. Safety Connect requires a subscription, but a one-year trial is included.
The 2010 Lexus LS and GS sedans will begin arriving in dealerships later this month.