From in the year 1993 was born the first generation of the Lexus GS it has rained a lot. Today we go for the fourth installment of this wonderful luxury sedan. As a maximum exponent of what is able to provide, have in your catalog to the version F with a power of 467 hp extracted from the block of gasoline in configuration V8 with 5 liters of displacement and naturally aspirated.
Lexus has spent years offering luxury saloon car in their catalog, however your plan of product could be disrupted in the coming years. The guys from Lexus Enthusiat have echoed a few rumors of the possibility that the GS disappear of the catalogue of the manufacturer. The reason they have given is that the CEO of Toyota Motors, Akio Toyoda, almost cancels the current generation when they were taking the first steps of your launch, in addition to have declared that he never wanted this model for the firm.
today we have confirmed that the next generation of the LS will mount a mechanical gasoline fuel V6 configuration with turbo. When you get your engine bay to the ranges GS and LS are solaparían and therefore it would not make sense to have in the catalog the smaller model. However, the GS is a model which is very important for the manufacturer because in many markets it is vital for sales because the LS is positioned a rung above, and its price is significantly higher.
By now there are not many more news (and more importantly, to be clear) on the possible death of the GS. Today its numbers will support it, because during the past year managed to sell close to 16 thousand units. Will have to see if this model falls in the catalog of Lexus to not have a substitute or if on the contrary, passes on to a better life, to make way for a new SUV. Another possibility is that Lexus is looking to launch to the market two bodies different from the LS (short battle and a long battle) to occupy the hollow that has been clogging up the GS.
time to Time, as the current GS will remain in the market two to four years.
Source – Lexus Enthusiast