MONTEREY, CA – Toyota’s Lexus luxury division uses this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, a showcase for classic cars, to unveil two refreshed ’16 production vehicles, the LX SUV and GS sedan, both going on sale this fall.

The LX reskin is the more extensive of the two, encompassing the entire interior and every piece of sheet metal, except the roof. The last all-new LX, an 8-passenger flagship for the brand, arrived in 2008 and was refreshed three years ago.

The GS was all-new in spring 2012 as a ’13 model, and it won a 2013 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors trophy for the GS 450h hybrid with its bamboo-inspired wood trim. The significant new addition for the ’16 GS lineup is the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl. that debuted a year ago in the NX CUV.

“The Concours weekend presents an absolutely ideal setting for us to be able to introduce to you and the rest of the world a couple of our brand-new products,” Brian Smith, Lexus vice president-marketing, tells journalists in debuting the LX and GS in the backyard of a private residence overlooking Pebble Beach golf course and the Pacific ocean.

Many of the LX specs carry over from the previous model, including wheelbase (112.2 ins. [2,850 mm]), total interior volume (158.9 cu.-ft. [4.5 cu.-m]) and curb weight (6,000 lbs. [2,721 kg]). But the LX gains 2.4 ins. (61 mm) in overall length and an extra 1.6 ins. (41 mm) of second-row legroom.

Power comes from the same port-injection 5.7L V-8 that makes 383 hp and 403 lb.-ft. (546 Nm) of torque, same as before. The engine is shared with the Tundra fullsize pickup and Sequoia fullsize SUV, which also are body-on-frame vehicles, like the LX. However, the LX shares its architecture with the Toyota Land Cruiser SUV, not the Tundra and Sequoia.

The previous LX used a 6-speed automatic, but the new vehicle employs an 8-speed auto, which boosts the EPA fuel-economy rating to 13/18 mpg (18-13 L/100 km) city/highway.

Suspension bits carry over, namely the coil-spring double-wishbone independent front and 4-link coil-spring lateral rod-type buttressing the rear.

Top speed is unchanged, at 137 mph (220 km/h), but the new LX can sprint to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.3 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than previously. Coefficient of drag is unchanged, at 0.35.