2014 Lexus GS features Apple’s Siri image

The new-generation Lexus GS 350 and 450h, both introduced for the 2013 model year, offers performance, comfort, hybrid technology and also the latest in advanced connectivity.

Leading the list of enhancements for 2014 in the GS 350 model, a new eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters debuts for the rear-wheel drive model, heightening performance response and improving fuel efficiency.

On the 2014 Lexus GS 450h the Lexus Hybrid Synergy Drive system delivers 338 total system horsepower and new for the 2014 model year the transmission mimics eight-speed automatic for more engaging performance, all the while retaining the good autonomy figures: 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined.

The Lexus GS 350 delivers the same power of 306-horsepower from its 3.5-liter V6, with the ability to select the F Sport Package, which can be paired with either the RWD model or with the available all-weather drive (AWD) system, in order to sharpen the handling aptitude and driver engagement.

On both models, Lexus features now the integrated Siri Eyes Free Mode, with technology licensed from Apple. Compatible with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 models forward, Siri lets you call contacts, select and play music from iTunes, get turn-by-turn navigation through Siri and Apple maps, and much more. To help keep the driver’s eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, Siri can read notifications, read calendar information and allow him to add reminders, calendar appointments and notes.