Auto Trader verdict:
Lexus has pulled out all the stops with its latest entry-level GS. Keenly priced to undercut all of its diesel competitors, the Executive Edition GS is comprehensively specified, superbly built and offers overall levels of refinement that make diesel alternatives seem noisy and uncouth. Ok, so it’s not as engaging to drive or as accommodating as a BMW 5 Series, and you may encounter some technophobic resistance from prospective buyers when you come to sell it. But, if you’re currently planning your next executive purchase, the GS 300h is worthy of serious consideration.