2011 Lexus GS 350 Styling

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The look of the 2011 Lexus GS sedans—inside and out—hasn't changed much in many years, though a couple of years ago it did get a slight refresh with restyled front, integrated side-mirror turn signals, and new wheel designs. And actually, the design still looks quite good—a gentle evolution of the Giugiaro-designed exterior of the standout 1990s-era GS models. With its arched roofline, cleanly styled front end and hunkered-back stance—along with very smooth sheetmetal—the GS looks purposeful yet graceful.

Inside, the GS has a curvier, more cockpit-like theme than the comfort-oriented ES and LS models, with an overall feel that's a little more European inspired. A wide center console helps create that feel, while more strongly hooded instruments and a more sculpted dash. The clean look of the instrument panel overall is surprising in a tech-focused luxury car—it's made possible by keeping seldom-used controls out of the way in a drawer.

But the materials aren't totally on board with the GS's tech-laden sport-sedan mission; they keep with Lexus tradition and are somewhat conservative in appearance, with a new brushed-aluminum shift plate and dark gray bird's-eye maple wood.

The 2011 Lexus GS models are smooth and handsome, if not daring, and their interiors don't always match its sport-sedan mission.

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