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GS series II: Facelift changes - 2001 model

November 2000 saw the launch of the 2001 GS. Whilst still a series II there were a number of changes throughout the vehicle.

Model line-up

GS300 sport no longer available, S and SE remain

GS430 becomes available in SE trim


New rear light cluster design

New front light design

New front grill

New exhaust tip design


Chrome trim around gear shifter

New dashboard dial trim

New steering wheel design with larger chrome L badge

Colour of centre air vent and instrument trim revised

Front ashtray is now in wood rather than grey plastic

Different stereo, although seems the same quality as the older one

Sat Nav option upgraded to DVD based system with widescreen LCD display

Increased sound insulation


Improvements to economy and reduced emissions

Iridium spark plugs

Engine cover now fitted


GS300 now comes with E-SHIFT, push button steering wheel mounted gear selection


Brake assist

Electronic Brake force Distribution

Curtain airbags

Double locking doors

Seat belt pre-tensioners

ISO-FIX child seat fixings in the rear seat


Larger brake master cylinder


Improved shock absorbers

Uprated anti-roll bar

Revised suspension bushings


Service interval is increased to 10,000 miles from 9,000 miles. Cam belt change interval increased to 100,000 miles from 63,000 miles

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