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Old 01-09-18, 07:30 AM
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Any news on a redesigned GS? '19, '20 or never?
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Old 01-09-18, 08:14 AM
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nothing concrete yet.. i think we need to wait until at LEAST the new york auto show in April.
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Originally Posted by dougm213 View Post
Any news on a redesigned GS? '19, '20 or never?
Sedan sales in the US are plummeting. Several (many?) manufacturers have announced that previously successful sedan models are being discontinued. Not a good time or sign for the GS.
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I've been reading conflicting reports. I hope they keep the GS. The level of quality is high and above the ES.
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I researched this as much as I could before purchasing a 2018 last month.

Nothing really conclusive IMO and didn't feel the need to wait when the current model was what I was looking for. I'm also skeptical about first year models so even if they came out with a new model, I would want to wait until the second year.

Totally speculation here, but I would bet that Lexus will make a 2019 identical to the 2018 then merge the ES and GS platform for 2020.

In fact my Lexus sales guy (I know, they don't know everything!) mentioned that the GS would probably be discontinued and that they would restyle the ES and add an AWD option to it.

He also mentioned that he thought the GX platform would be discontinued entirely. I almost bought one last year but the darn thing would not drive straight!! It pulled to the right even on very flat and new roads. Come to find out this is a common problem..no thanks...geez, my old 2005 4 runner V8 would drive straight and I bear the hell out of that truck!

Only time will tell what will happen.
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Originally Posted by SpicedRum View Post
I researched this as much as I could before purchasing a 2018 last month.

Nothing really conclusive IMO and didn't feel the need to wait when the current model was what I was looking for. I'm also skeptical about first year models so even if they came out with a new model, I would want to wait until the second year.

Totally speculation here, but I would bet that Lexus will make a 2019 identical to the 2018 then merge the ES and GS platform for 2020.

In fact my Lexus sales guy (I know, they don't know everything!) mentioned that the GS would probably be discontinued and that they would restyle the ES and add an AWD option to it.

He also mentioned that he thought the GX platform would be discontinued entirely. I almost bought one last year but the darn thing would not drive straight!! It pulled to the right even on very flat and new roads. Come to find out this is a common problem..no thanks...geez, my old 2005 4 runner V8 would drive straight and I bear the hell out of that truck!

Only time will tell what will happen.
I heard that they are supposed to be merging the ES and GS eventually. So many speculations out there smh.
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I heard that they are supposed to be merging the ES and GS eventually. So many speculations out there smh.
God I hope not, the "demo" for the two cars is entirely different.

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From a couple of salemen I've spoken to, they're stating that Lexus is staying mum on what the future may be. It's pure speculation at this point.
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Originally Posted by drgrant View Post
God I hope not, the "demo" for the two cars is entirely different.

-Mike
I feel you for sure...that would probably be the end of me getting another GS, unless they really wowed me with that one. Again I'm sure it's all pure speculation right now.
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Lexus tries to be so hard like Apple, in terms of all future products. No one knows anything. Those who do, don't talk, those who don't, talk too much.
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I hope they don't merge like acura did with TL and TSX. Such a bad car.
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If there is a new GS. What is the one change/upgrade you want on it?

Me: Add a Turbo engine option.
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Originally Posted by Pacman9270 View Post
If there is a new GS. What is the one change/upgrade you want on it?

Me: Add a Turbo engine option.
more power for the trim under the GSF, maybe GS500 with around 390hp and luxury options with wood ect....kinda like how the GS430 had over the 300..
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Originally Posted by mikedozz View Post
more power for the trim under the GSF, maybe GS500 with around 390hp and luxury options with wood ect....kinda like how the GS430 had over the 300..
yeah... That's what I'm hoping the turbo would do. I like wood but not the glossy wood. I'm a metal fan for trim.
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Originally Posted by Pacman9270 View Post
If there is a new GS. What is the one change/upgrade you want on it?

Me: Add a Turbo engine option.
A big blower sticking out of the hood!
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