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You are in the Lexus GS
What is this discussion about?
Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
Apr 13, 2004 (6:00 am)
Some comments about your post:
1. It has never been confirmed by Lexus that the LF-X will become reality. That is pure speculation at this point.
2. The LF-S was the concept for the production 2006 GS, not the IS. Of course, since Lexus will have new styling cues some of what you see on the LF-S will most likely make it onto the new IS sedan.
3. Not all Lexus models will offer all-wheel-drive, although most will. Certain models, like the SC 430, will not.
#133 of 3073 lenscap
Apr 13, 2004 (9:25 pm)
Some comments about your comments:
1. The LF-S was NOT the concept for the 2006 Lexus GS. As they do not share any similar design cues or shapes. The LF-S is most likely be a concept for the next IS. The reason the LF-S was not a concpet for the 2006 GS is because when the LF-S was designed, the final blueprints of the 2006 GS were already sealed and confirmed at Lexus, which is why the 2006 GS seen in the recent auto show do not show the significant noew design direction Lexus is taking.
2. Yes, all models of Lexus WILL offer all-wheel drive as an option. There is absolutely no reason that this cannot be made possible by Lexus.
Apr 14, 2004 (4:52 am)
All Lexus models will not offer AWD. Why in the world would they offer AWD on a SC430 convertible?
The LF-C shows the design direction for the next IS300, not the LF-S.
Apr 14, 2004 (6:05 am)
More comments with facts to back it up. I hope this clarifies things for you.
1. "The LF-S was NOT the concept for the 2006 Lexus GS"
You are incorrect. The LF-S is most definitely the concept car for the 2006 GS. When they were designed has no bearing. The fact is the LF-S was introduced to the public about three months in advance of the GS as a teaser. Denny Clements, the Lexus GM, has stated this. If you still don't believe me, check out any magazine and they will say the same thing. For one example, here's a link to Automobile magazine. Note the last sentence: "The LF-S portends the next-generation GS sedan."
2. "As they do not share any similar design cues or shapes."
You are incorrect. The LF-S and GS share many design cues. Go check out a topic at clublexus.com from mid-January in the GS forum called something like "LF-S and GS together." The cars are shown together and the similarites are very clear.
3. "the 2006 GS seen in the recent auto show do not show the significant noew design direction Lexus is taking."
You are incorrect. The 2006 GS does show the new styling direction. From Denny Clements recent speech at a Morgan Stanley Automotive Conference:
"In addition to greater product diversity and technology, a second step in our evolution of the brand is a new, more passionate design direction...Arriving early next year, the GS will be the first production vehicle from Lexus to benefit from this passionate new styling approach."
4. "Yes, all models of Lexus WILL offer all-wheel drive as an option. There is absolutely no reason that this cannot be made possible by Lexus."
You are incorrect. Denny Clements has again stated that most Lexus vehicles will offer AWD but some will not. The SC 430 was one example he gave. No competing luxury two-seat convertibles offer AWD (like the Mercedes SL and BMW 6 Series) and Lexus will not either. It is possible but it will not happen.
#137 of 3073 They say....
Apr 14, 2004 (11:51 am)
a picture is worth a thousand words -- and "they" were right. Nice pic.
Apr 14, 2004 (10:38 pm)
Well there are definitely some cues in the new GS from the LF-S, but Lexus has no passion if the new GS really does represent their new design direction. Amazingly the new GS still manages to look like nothing while clearly having LF-S cues. Talk about watering down the concept for production, something clearly got lost in translation. Lexus: See other cars companies like Porsche, MB, Ford, Chrysler, GM and others who bring production cars to the market that are much closer to their concepts..without ruining the looks.
Apr 15, 2004 (4:54 am)
Apr 15, 2004 (10:58 am)
Yeah they brought the 500 woo. It was a bore as a concept, and its more of a bore as a production car. Maybe they should've changed it more. For the moment its a stolen Passat, with a Ford Freestar minivan front end. Now that is driving excitement. I actually love the look of the new GS, I think its a MUCH more attractive car than the outgoing model, which I also like more than the rest of the competiors in the segment (especially the ugh.. bangle 5 series). Though I also like the look of the new M quite a bit.
Am I the only one that noticed that the new GS and the new Audi A6 look almost EXACTLY the same from the back? Whats up with that?
Apr 15, 2004 (5:22 pm)
i dont find they look the same :/