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

RF Safe-Stop shuts down car engines with radio frequency pulses
Jaguar F-Type Roadster spied with a new bonnet, possible four cylinder winter testing in extreme col...
2015 Volvo XC90 spied cold weather testing on a frozen lake
Mercedes AMG GT confirmed with a 503bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
This is how the new BMW X4 looks like with the M Sport Package and quad exhaust tips
New Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed with both front and rear-wheel drive options
All-new eight-generation 2015 Volkswagen Passat priced from £22,215
Bentley Grand Convertible concept is all about exclusivity, production very likely
Audi S8 Plus arrives with 605 horsepower
Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class - the first true premium pickup
New fourth-generation Audi A8 revealed for automated driving
The Importance of Accurate Car History Checks in Business
Tags: , , ,
linode.com