New Lexus GS Spied Testing Ahead of 2012 Launch

Lexus GS spy 1

Lexus GS spy 1

The new Lexus GS has been spied testing in the US.  The mid-tier model in Lexus’ line-up will be a production version of the LF-Gh concept shown at the New York motor show earlier this year.

The concept looks familiar to anyone who knows the existing GS model from Toyota’s luxury division, while adopting the aggressive frontal styling from the range-topping LFA supercar.  How much the look has been toned down for production is hard to say, as the test car is still significantly disguised.  That hasn’t stopped people guesssing as to its looks though and you’ll find a rendered speculation below.

Little is known about the spec of the production LS that will follow, other than the concept was around 6.5 cm longer than the current car (489cm, or about 16 feet) on an identical wheelbase of 285 cm (feet 4 inches) and will be a hybrid.

The current LS 450h has 3.5 litre V6 generating around 296bhp, hitting 149mph and cracking the 0-62mph dash in 5.9 sconds.  Lexus hybrids are all about their class leading emissions though and in spite of this performance the current car coughs out just 179g/km of CO2.  Given how close the leading diesel engines in the class are running the Lexus on its green credentials, expect the Toyota engineers to have been hard at work to bring this figure down.

In the UK only the GS 450h hybrid is sold at a price of £44,615.  The new model is likely to go on sale in the UK in 2012.

Lexus GS RenderingLexus GS spy 2Lexus LF-GhLexus LF-GhLexus LF-GhLexus LF-Gh Hybrid ConceptLexus LF-Gh Hybrid ConceptLexus LF-Gh Hybrid ConceptLexus LF-Gh Hybrid ConceptLexus LF-Gh Hybrid ConceptLexus LF-Gh Hybrid ConceptLexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept

 


RELATED POSTS

Next-generation Audi TT interior revealed at CES
2014 BMW X3 facelift revealed, priced from £30,990
First production HondaJet successfully completes its flight
Watch the new smart fortwo vs Mercedes S-Class crash test
All-new Volvo XC90 is going to be one of the safest SUVs on the market
Kia teases the third-generation Sorento with bolder and rounder styling
Simple maintenance tips to improve your vehicle’s resale value
One-off bespoke Aston Martin Rapide S revealed with a unique trunk cellar for the finest champagne
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept previews the Veyron-replacing Chiron hypercar
Motorparks asks, should you buy your next car new or used
New Peugeot 3008 DKR ready for Dakar challenge
Audi RS 3 LMS ready for racing
Tags: , , ,
linode.com