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]