Lexus announced (28/7/00) Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the GS 300 high-performance sport sedan and the RX 300 sport utility vehicle.

The 2001 GS 300, which receives a new 16" wheel design as well as a revised grille, headlamps and rear combination lamps, will have an MSRP of $38,555. For 2001, the GS 300 gains the popular E-shift, which allows the driver to upshift and downshift via buttons mounted on the steering wheel.

The GS 300 also gets side curtain airbag supplemental restraint systems for the driver and front passenger seats, compass, water repellent front door glass and shift-activated door locks.

The 2001 RX 300 receives a revised grille, headlamps and rear combination lamps. The four wheel drive model's MSRP will be $35,655, while the front-wheel drive version will be priced at $33,905. Both models receive new standard Vehicle Skid Control (VSC), Brake Assist, dual-sliding sun visors, spare alloy wheel, three-point rear center seatbelt, water-repellent front glass and three child seat top tether anchors.

The delivery, processing and handling fee for all 2001 models increases $50 to $545.