The big Lexus GS sedan is expected to receive a makeover for the coming model year, and the company’s new GS F hero is likely our first preview.
Revealed at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, the V8-powered GS F introduced a new headlight design inspired by the brand’s more recent offerings, the IS sedan and the big new RC coupe.
The GS F also wears a mean new version of the now familiar ‘Spindle’ grille design, flanked by a pair of deep intakes and, behind the front wheels, tall brake vents.
It is unlikely that the regular GS range will wear all of this, but we can undoubtedly expect the GS F’s new headlights and updated tail-lights to make their way onto the wider range.
These new renderings, crafted by independent designer Remco Meulendijk, offer a look at what we might see with the enhanced ‘F Sport’ models.
The light styling update, along with some new driver aids and interior technology, could help Lexus snag some sales from its German and British rivals.
For 2014, the GS managed just 255 sales in Australia, compared to 494 in the previous year.
The large luxury sedan market was comfortably led by the refreshed Mercedes E-Class with 1570 sales, and Merc’s swooping CLS also outsold the GS with 377 sales in 2014.
Above: the new GS F hero sedan.
The BMW 5 Series held down second place with 882 sales in 2014, while the ageing but still desireable Jaguar XF followed closely on 846.
Audi’s A6 landed fourth with a tally of 617, leaving the fading Infiniti Q70 (formerly ‘M’) with 22 sales and the ancient Volvo S80 with a value-hunting 15.
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