Lexus GS Named Top Luxury Car in 2014 Canadian Black Book Retained Value Awards

 
 
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Recently, the Canadian Black Book recognized the Lexus GS with their Retained Value award for the third time in a row. ALG also awarded the car with a Canadian Residual Value Awards--Lexus' second win in as many years. Seeing a trend?

I've spent a bit of time in the past poking at the GS's predator face (the one that started it all). I've also spent a fair bit of time commenting on the GS's aging platform, and comparatively plain looks (not the face) to its mid-size luxury peers (A6, 5 series, CTS, etc.), but I have to say the bread and butter L saloon has really grown on me in the past few months. Collectively, parent company Toyota has performed incredibly well across the board with a number of models receiving awards in a number of categories - form the Toyota Tundra to the Lexus RX.

Think of it like a kind of retrospective resurgence of appreciation, maybe because the face doesn't look quite as crazy as its newer siblings - a little more subtle and classy. In any case - not that any of this matters if you're a GS driver, because you're probably using it to haul your life around on a daily basis and you're most likely quite happy.

Maybe you bought in when Motortrend named it #1 in a luxury mid-size shoot out with its aforementioned rivals. Regardless of what it was, we'll assume you're a happy owner.

via [Toyota Canada]

 
 
 
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Nickelas Wong (Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:23:52 -0700): I am getting one of this model.