At an exclusive function, held at Hotel InterContinental, the 2016 Lexus GS F was launched in Oman. The Guest of Honour at the function was the creator of the All New GS F – Mr. Yukihiko Yaguchi, Chief Engineer. Gracing the occasion were prominent personalities from the public and the private sector. In his keynote address, Mr. Nobuyuki Takemura, General Manager, TMC, spoke about Lexus’ passion for creativity. He said, “When people think ‘Lexus’, we want them to think creativity which is something we have a lot of right here in the Middle East. The Lexus brand is for people who want only the best. Lexus is amazing in every way: design, driving dynamics, cutting edge technology and eco-friendliness. You can see that in Intersect by Lexus. Our first space opened in 2013 in Tokyo. We are repeating its success in the Dubai International Financial Center. An exceptional car derives from exceptional creativity. Lexus offers the most amazing brand experience as well. This new brand space is the intersection of design, art, fashion, music and technology. Indulge yourself in the comfortable lounge and restaurant, gallery and library and display areas and you will understand what I mean. Lexus is not just a car, it is a lifestyle concept.”
Sharing his views on the all-new 2016 GS F, he said, “With the new GS F we are introducing today, I am confident that you will see Lexus is in the fast lane challenging the way people see our brand. The GS F offers emotion, inspiration, power, luxury and charisma. Whether you are young or young at heart, it makes your pulse race. Lexus F models are the pinnacle of performance. ‘Fun to drive’ means complete responsiveness in steering, braking, and acceleration for complete control. An exciting engine sound that resonates in the ears, expressing limitless power and freedom. Lexus inspires. Our new spindle grille sets the tone, distinctiveness, elegance, excitement with great performance, all at the same time. And the Lexus F concept is all that and more. “F” is for everyone from novices to professionals. More “fun to drive”. More performance.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yukihiko Yaguchi shared his thoughts on the all-new GS F. He said, “The GS F is a four door sports sedan. With the LFA and RC F and now the GS F the F Pyramid has everything! The GS F is a four door sports sedan. At home on a speedway. And also perfect for city driving or touring. Coupe or sedan, we have something for everyone. F Sport models offer real excitement at the wheel no matter what your level of driving skill. Whether you are a pro or a beginner, F Sport reinvents driving pleasure without compromises.”
A near perfect blend of distinctive luxury with sports car values, the Lexus GS F has a 5.0L V8 Engine, unique bodywork and a chassis tuned for high performance. This luxury sports performance sedan is endowed with superior power and performance to surpass expectations. The GS F has four different driving modes: Normal, Eco, Sport and Sport S+, the latter designed specifically for the racetrack or your favorite challenging road. At the rear of the car, Lexus’ Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) with two electro-mechanical clutch packs, will be part of a long line of standard equipment that’ll make the GS F’s handling stand out from the crowd. The TVD features three operating modes: Standard (default) provides a balance of agility and firmness; Slalom emphasizes nimble steering response and agility; and Track emphasizes control during high-speed circuit driving.
Along with all the sporty touches, the GS F retains a luxurious feel, thanks partly to the high-grade Alcantara trim on the doors, on the center console and above the instrument panel. An analog clock adds a touch of class to the already elegant dashboard that features a 12.3” central video monitor controlled by the Remote Touch Interface on the center console. The GS F will feature an updated suite of standard safety features including Pre-Collision System with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, Radar Cruise Control with full stop from certain speeds, Lane Keep Assist, Automatic High Beam and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Earlier in the evening, the SBG spokesperson speaking on behalf of the Chairman, Saud Bahwan Group said, “At Saud Bahwan Group, it is a matter of great pride that ever since its introduction in Oman, Lexus has offered a totally unique experience to luxury automotive customers in the country. It has consistently introduced some of the most reliable and luxurious models like the LX, GX, LS and more. It is very heartening to see that Lexus continues to be the most sought after brand by customers who desire the finest. I take this opportunity to humbly thank our valued customers for their continued patronage. I also take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Toyota Motor Corporation for their constant support, guidance and encouragement.”
During the event, Lexus enthusiasts went around viewing the vehicles on display and getting a first-hand experience on what makes these vehicles so special.
Earlier in the day Team Lexus addressed a well-attended press gathering.
The All New Lexus GS F is now on display at the Lexus showrooms.