This is the all-new 2012 Lexus GS, spotted not in Frankfurt where it’s supposed to be, but in China.
And immediately you can notice the similarities between this car and the Lexus LF-Gh on which it’s based. Mercifully though, the front-end is not just as crazy as the concept car, and the back looks very normal, a bit like the 2011 Hyundai Sonata even!
The GS has always been known as a refined, quiet, high quality and honest sedan that calms you down when you look at it! The new one certainly doesn’t look quiet and honest – quite the opposite actually, it looks kinda slimy – and but we have to wait and see if it’s the same sweet car underneath. The car will definitely get a hybrid version, but not sure about the V8. It will come as rear and all-wheel-drive models.
Thanks to these pictures, Lexus might drop official details of the car sooner than expected. So stay tuned.