Offered in one trim level – the four door Sedan – the 2001 Lexus GS 430 is a beautifully equipped, beautifully designed luxury car featuring a 300 horsepower 4.3-liter V8 mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The GS 430 offers seating for up to five passengers and boasts a long list of luxury amenities, including dual zone auto climate control, cruise, keyless entry, full power accessories, navigation, heated seats, leather upholstery and a pre-wired telephone. Safety features include front/side-body/side-head airbags, ABS brakes and traction control.
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I’m motoring along the picturesque Taconic State Parkway in a luxury cocoon-the 2001 Lexus LS430. I open the moon roof, flip on the heated seat control, turn up the Mark Levison audio system and set the cruise control. I’ve been instructed that this all-new system, called the Dynamic Laser Cruise Control (DLCC), will not simply set and hold a predetermined speed, but it will also decelerate, and even brake, to maintain a safe driving distance with other cars on the road in front of me, as well as automatically accelerate to maintain cruising speed again, when it’s safe. This Star Wars technology is the result of computer intelligence that collects data from 630 scanning points to maintain optimal distance between the LS 430 and cars in front of it. Beam me up, Scotty!
SAFETY: The 2001 Lexus LS430 has a safety-cell chassis with front and rear crumple zones, variable-force front airbags, front seat side airbags, and both front and rear side curtain airbags. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with Brake Assist and Vehicle Skid Control are among its active safety features.