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Lexus Announces Pricing on New 2007 GS 350 and Additional 2007 Models

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2006 -- Lexus announced today the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on the new 2007 GS 350 and the following 2007 models: GS 430, IS 350, IS 250, SC 430, LX 470, GX 470 and RX 400h.

GS 350/ GS 430

The 2007 GS 350 replaces the previous 245-horsepower 3.0-liter GS 300 model with a new 303-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 that produces 274 lb.-ft. of torque. The GS 350 is available in rear- and all-wheel drive (AWD) models. The new GS 350 builds upon its predecessor's already significant levels of performance, advanced luxury and intuitive technology, and it becomes the most powerful six-cylinder model in its segment.

For the new model year, both GS 350 models receive the high-performance front brake pads and larger front brakes found on the V8-powered GS 430 and an 18-inch wheel option for the rear-wheel drive GS 350. For the GS 430, an active stabilizer is now available to help achieve a greater level of vehicle control during cornering.

Standard features added to all 2007 GS models include a shark fin-style antenna which supports satellite radio operation and Lexus Link(R) communications, a VDIM/VSC cut-off function, and rear-seat side airbags. Previously an option, the one-touch open/close moonroof is now standard on all models. The fifth generation DVD Navigation System with a high-resolution screen and enhanced voice-recognition technology is available as an option as is Lexus Link(R). The GS also receives five new exterior colors.

With the moonroof now standard, the GS 350 carries an MSRP of $44,150, with the GS 350 AWD at $46,100 and $52,375 for the GS 430, an increase of 2.3%, 2.2% and 1.9% respectively. Pricing remains unchanged when compared to 2006 models equipped with a moonroof. For added value, a savings of $400 applies to GS option packages that include the Navigation System.

IS 250/ IS 350

The popular IS sport sedans also add a shark fin-style antenna and VDIM/VSC cut-off function as well as foglamp indicator, illuminated fuel opener and illuminated trunk opener to their list of standard features for 2007. In addition, the High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with the Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) will now be available as a standalone option. New for 2007 is the X Package option for the IS 350, IS 250 rear-wheel drive and IS 250 manual models. This package includes a sport-tuned suspension, alloy sport pedals, illuminated scuff plates, front lip spoiler and 18-inch five-spoke wheels.

Pricing for the 2007 IS line-up (with the exception of the IS 250 AWD which remains unchanged at $34,285) reflects an increase of $265, or less than one percent. MSRPs for the IS 250 manual and IS 250 rear-wheel drive are $30,255 and $31,425 respectively. Base pricing for the IS 350 is $35,705.

SC 430

For 2007, the distinctive SC 430 retractable hardtop convertible adds driver and front passenger knee airbags, a front passenger seat occupant classification sensor and a uniblade front wiper as standard features. An 18-inch wheel with a liquid graphite finish is available as well as three new exterior colors. The sport coupe now gains an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV II) rating, making it one of the cleanest vehicles on the road. Pricing increased by 0.2%, or $100, to $65,455.

The fourth annual 2007 SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition will again be available in a limited production of 400 units. The Pebble Beach Edition will be offered in a Starfire Pearl exterior color with Pimento Red leather-trimmed interior, G-Spider wheels and unique badging. The Pebble Beach Edition will be offered at $67,860 and will go on sale in September.

RX 400h

By offering some previously standard equipment features as either standalone options or part of a package for 2007, the base price of the RX 400h is reduced by $3,480, to $41,180 on the front-wheel drive model, and $42,580 on the all-wheel drive RX 400h.

Offered as standard equipment on 2006 models, the HID headlamps with AFS, towing package and 18-inch wheels with a liquid graphite finish are now available as individual options on the 2007 RX 400h hybrid luxury utility vehicle.

In addition, the following features were previously standard and are now offered as part of the Premium Package option for $1,245: leather-trimmed interior, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel with memory, roof rack with rails, illuminated entry system and one-touch open/close moonroof. A Premium Plus Package priced at $2,060 is also offered. This package includes all options from the Premium Package along with HID and AFS.

New standard features on the RX 400h include a front passenger seat power lumbar support, a coin holder in the center console, fabric-trimmed interior, new hybrid badging and 17-inch wheels. Newly available options include Dynamic Laser Cruise Control, fifth generation voice-activated DVD Navigation System with Bluetooth(R) technology and a Mark Levinson(R) DVD Premium Audio System with 11 speakers. In addition, the available Rear Seat Entertainment System is upgraded with a larger nine-inch screen.

GX 470/ LX 470

Enhancements to the 2007 GX 470 luxury utility vehicle include an MP3/iPod(R) audio input plug, a larger nine-inch screen for the optional Rear Seat Entertainment System, available fifth generation Lexus voice-activated DVD Navigation System with Bluetooth(R) technology and available Mark Levinson(R) DVD Premium Audio System with 14 speakers. Pricing for the 2007 GX 470 remains unchanged, at $46,635, as does pricing for the full-size 2007 LX 470 luxury utility vehicle, which carries an MSRP of $67,395.