Lexus GS 430 alternatives
Latest model: Lexus GS 430 2006
The Lexus GS is a mid-size luxury sports sedan / executive vehicle produced by the Toyota Motor Corp. under the Lexus make and sold as the Toyota Aristo in Japan. Based on the platform and running gear of the Toyota Crown, it was presented in 1991 in Japan and two years later in the US, Europe and selected markets in Asia. The model was developed to fill the gap between the ES and LS and to offer Lexus with a sports sedan that could compete with the BMW 5-series and the Mercedes-Benz E-class. For most of its life, the GS had a wider wheelbase than the ES, and was shorter than the ES in length.
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Though essentially identical, GS and the Aristo differ in their motor and transmission combinations as well as equipment packages.
The third generation GS was first sold in 2005 as a 2006 model, with the chassis codename GRS190. The model lineup included the GS 300, with a 3. 0L V6 3GR-FSE motor, and the GS 430 with the same 4. 3 L V8 used in the previous model. The GS 300 has a direct-injection motor for all markets except for Continental Asia. The 3. 0L motor is also found in the Toyota Mark X as well as the Zero Toyota Crown. A 4WD feature was made available in the GS300 only.
A GS 350, using the 3. 5L 2GR-FSE motor, replaced the GS 300 for the 2007 model year. A 4. 6L GS 460 is expected to replace the 4. 3L GS 430 by 2008. Production of the 3rd generation began on January 24, 2005.