Tokyo: 2013 Lexus GS 250 unveiled image

After releasing some official details about its new GS 250 ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese based automaker Lexus has finally revealed its new model, and it’s expected to go on sale next summer.

Even if the 2013 Lexus GS 250 is not quite new to our eyes after the manufacturer has presented it earlier this month at the International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou, China, the model had to make its debut in Japan too, and the Tokyo Motor Show seemed to be the best place for the job. The Lexus GS 25 is promising to offer a decent balance between efficiency and performance and it comes with the Pre-Crash Safety system combined with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitor and Night View.

“Compared to the current GS, the new model has a more spacious interior, with notably more head and legroom for rear seat passengers. It will be offered with a range of new technology features, including a 12.3 inch multimedia screen – the largest on the market. It will be available with a new S-flow air conditioning system with nanoe air purifying technology and a new Mark Levinson audio system with up to 17 speakers”, as the Japanese based automaker said earlier this month in the official press release.

According to Lexus, the new 2013 GS 250 takes its power from a 2.5 liter V6 engine, generating 206 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque (253 lb-ft), mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which is allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 228 km/h (142 mph). The 2013 Lexus GS 250 has an average fuel efficiency of 8.9 l/100 km (31.7 mpg UK / 26.4 mpg US) and it’s emitting 207 g/km of CO2.