2013 Lexus GS 350 Long Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS350: What is This Stuff?

December 03, 2012

Wasn't sure what to call this stuff, so I investigated. Turns out, various editors have been arguing over what to call it for some time. It's metallic trim that has a wood grain-look to it. 

What? Lexus simply refers to it as striated aluminum. But who knows what "striated" means anyway? I was thinking maybe it should be called Alumiwood? Or how about Mohaganim? 

Whatever you want to call it, there's no doubt it's a little different. And that's what Lexus was going for as it's part of the F-Sport package. And who's going to order Alumiwood in their F-Sport? 

Ed Hellwig, Editor

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