This Japanese sports sedan is currently on its fourth generation, the last gen being introduced in 2012 as a 2013 model year.
It seems as though Lexus are just getting better with every model they produce, and we expect this next gen GS to be right up there, showing the competition just how cars should be made. Forget the Euro sports sedans, if you want something that shows you have imagination and taste, go for the Lexus.
We have very few details regarding the new model, but we’ve spoken to some industry insiders and this is what we know so far…
2019 Lexus GS Release date
The 2019 Lexus GS is expected to make its debut in late 2017, with sales starting as early as the first quarter or so of 2018, as the 2019 model year. This is quite unusual; we expect to see new models a few months before the model year, but this will be almost a complete year in advance.
2019 Lexus GS release date: late 2017
2019 Lexus GS Price
There is some speculation regarding the pricing, rumors have it between $45,000 and $53,000 for the new model, we’d guess somewhere between that – $47,000 – $51,000.
2019 Lexus GS Video
2019 Lexus GS Redesign and Changes
From what we understand, there won’t be much action in the styling department at Lexus when it comes to the Lexus GS 2019, it will mainly center on the visual face of the auto; updated grille, bumpers (front and rear) and modified lighting, again at the front and rear. It’s enough to mark it out as the new model, but couldn’t really be called the next gen – it’s more of an updated version rather than full-on redesign (certainly in the style department at least).
2019 Lexus GS Specs
The biggest news is that we’ll see a twin turbo V6 engine (more likely for the 2019 Lexus GS F version); the first ever production turbo V6 in Toyota’s history. There will be two options for engine; the current 2.0 liter turbo 4 (8AR-FTS) will get a slight bump in power up to 270 lb/ft of torque but we’ll also have the 3.0 liter V6 twin turbo to look forward to; Toyota rated it at just over 400 BHP and around 325 lb/ft of torque – definitely enough to feel lively.
Coupled with the new motor will be a weight loss, which should all add up to the new GS feeling quite sporty.
Nothing significant is happening on the inside, except for new trim materials, so on the whole, it’s not going to look that much different, let’s just hope the engineering improvements are enough!
Are you a Lexus lover? What do you think to the new GS? Let us know