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2012 / 2013 Lexus GS 350 confirmed for Pebble Beach

Sat, 23 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0700

The Lexus LF-Gh will turn in to the 2012 GS 350 at Pebble

Back at the New York Motor Show in April Lexus revealed the LF-Gh Concept, a concept version of the next generation Lexus GS. And now we know that the Lexus GS 350 will get unveiled at Pebble Beach next month.

Unlike the UK – where we get just a Hobson’s chocie in the GS with the GS 450h – Lexus offers our Colonial cousins a much wider choice.

The U.S. gets the choice of a V6 GS 350 with RWD, a V6 GS 350 with AWD, a V8 GS 460 and the GS 450h hybrid we get. Hence the reveal car at Pebble beach will be a Lexus GS 350.

As well as the Concept outing at New York, we’ve also had spy photos of the GS plodding round the Nurburgring a couple of weeks ago, disguised wit6h some padded cladding but still managing to show that the big grill and square headlights which were the standout features on the LF-Gh.

Lexus say they’ll reveal the GS 350 on 18th August at Pebble Beach and that it will feature “…a more defined and emotional design philosophy featuring a new distinctive front grille and styling cues that will soon be seen on all future Lexus vehicles.” So now you know.

Mark Templin, Lexus Group VP, said:

Our customers have been waiting for a new GS that’s more intense in every way, They’ll soon discover this GS was well worth the wait.

Which sounds promising. The GS is already our favourite Lexus as it makes the most of its hybrid gubbins to deliver some decent performance rather than just polishing its owner’s green halo. We live in hope that Lexus will do what it’s threatened to do for some time and deliver a Lexus GS-F in the fourth generation GS.

Expect teaser photos of the new Lexus GS to arrive imminently.


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By Cars UK