09/01/2011— By now, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen plenty of 2013 Lexus GS 350 photos from the vehicle’s debut a couple weeks back in Pebble Beach, but even so, it can be hard to get a real sense of the detail that went into this new car’s design—especially when it comes to the interior.
Being a driver’s car, the best place to start is the steering wheel, which is inspired in part by the LFA:
Seating controls have been revamped, bringing a significant level of customization for the driver and front passenger:
Lexus has also integrated the memory functions in an understated manner:
The instrument panel has been updated and now features a sharp little info display between the tachometer and speedometer:
Central to the new GS cockpit is the industry-first 12.3-inch, high-resolution multi-media display (optional with the navigation system):
Standard on the new Lexus GS is a reworked Remote Touch system—the square controller now glides like a true computer mouse:
One of the many new interface elements is the Lexus Drive Mode selector, a dial that gives the driver four separate suspension/throttle configurations:
An elegant touch is the beautifully crafted analog clock in the middle of the dash:
There’s so much detail in the new GS cabin that it would take hundreds of photos to capture, and even then, it’s no substitute for experiencing it in person—so make sure to check it out when the GS arrives in dealerships in February.
—KEVIN WATTS, THE LEXUS ENTHUSIAST