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Old 07-17-12, 02:21 PM   #166
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If this does somehow become just a 2nd refresh,it will not pick up much sales. You can fairly easily slap on an ugly grill but to redo a whole 460 interior to mimic the GS for 1 or 2 more years would be financially dumb. If this is refresh,it will be just exterior with maybe some extra interior leather/wood combos. It would be a bummer.
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This is something Lexus should have had done for every model, especially 3GS. Their MMCs are one of the weakest in whole industry. LS has always been an exception to this rule but I wish more models would adapt that strategy.

Still shame for no update on wonderful 600h drivetrain.
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Old 07-18-12, 12:05 AM   #168
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This is something Lexus should have had done for every model, especially 3GS. Their MMCs are one of the weakest in whole industry. LS has always been an exception to this rule but I wish more models would adapt that strategy.

Still shame for no update on wonderful 600h drivetrain.
well, they are doing it now :-).
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Old 07-18-12, 12:48 PM   #169
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Hot on the heels of the announcement that the next generation of the LS sedan will break cover during a special event in San Francisco on Monday, July 30, Lexus has now released the first official teaser image of its luxury model that will take on the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, also due for a replacement.

The photo shows blue-tinted streaks of smoke that outline the shape of the new LS, which will be marketed as a 2013 model in North America.

Not much but we expect the Japanese carmaker to provide more information and possibly additional images over the next week or so.

Lexus previously told us that the 2013 LS will be available as the V8-powered LS 460, LS 460 L long wheelbase, LS 600h L hybrid sedan and the all-new LS 460 F SPORT, which we suspect will encompass a similar range of styling and chassis upgrades to the new GS F-Sport models.
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So it's officially a facelift. Won't help the sales much I predict, unfortunately.
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So it's officially a facelift. Won't help the sales much I predict, unfortunately.
No its a brand new LS. The current LS already had a face-lift.
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No its a brand new LS. The current LS already had a face-lift.
No one says a model can't have multiple facelifts throughout its life cycle.

Lexus uses the adjective "new" to describe facelifts and "all-new" to describe redesigns and newly introduced models. In this case only the LS F-Sport is described as "all-new" and the regular LS is described as "new". It's exactly like the "new" RX and the "all-new" RX F-Sport, which are both technically facelifts, but since the F-Sport is a newly introduced model, they call it "all-new" anyway.
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No one says a model can't have multiple facelifts throughout its life cycle.

Lexus uses the adjective "new" to describe facelifts and "all-new" to describe redesigns and newly introduced models. In this case only the LS F-Sport is described as "all-new" and the regular LS is described as "new". It's exactly like the "new" RX and the "all-new" RX F-Sport, which are both technically facelifts, but since the F-Sport is a newly introduced model, they call it "all-new" anyway.
In the case of the LS, it clearly states "next generation of the LS sedan....". On to the RX, Lexus didn't say it was a new generation. We all know that was just for marketing purposes. We can all go back and forward all day long, but lets just wait until 7/30/12 and see. Also the current LS has been on the market since 2006, its time for a new LS, and Lexus knows that too.

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In the case of the LS, it clearly states "next generation of the LS sedan....". On to the RX, Lexus didn't say it was a new generation. We all know that was just for marketing purposes. We can all go back and forward all day long, but lets just wait until 7/30/12 and see.
Huh? That "next generation of the LS sedan" is the words of a journalist/blogger. Lexus itself never described the "new 2013 LS" as "next generation" ever.
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Huh? That "next generation of the LS sedan" is the words of a journalist/blogger. Lexus itself never described the "new 2013 LS" as "next generation" ever.
Like I said before, lets just wait and see. Also when the RX had its face-lift there wasn't much fuss over it, not to this "new" LS.
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Huh? That "next generation of the LS sedan" is the words of a journalist/blogger. Lexus itself never described the "new 2013 LS" as "next generation" ever.
Lexus WILL call it FMC, which means Full Model Change.

As I said, while not up to the same level of changes as usual, this is far more than a facelift... as both exterior and interior will change, as well as all of the features.
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Can't wait to get behind the wheel of one!

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12 days left. I can not wait to see what this new LS will look like. Bring on the dual-ottoman
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12 days left. I can not wait to see what this new LS will look like. Bring on the dual-ottoman
Well, they have to make it as long as the Maybach 62 then
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Well, they have to make it as long as the Maybach 62 then
I hope that they at least make the massager available on more than one seat though.
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