Lexus has announced that the next GS sedan will make its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance happening next month. We know that the entry-level model will remain as the GS 350 model. What remains to be seen will be whether it will retain the current model's 3.5L 2GR-FSE V6 engine or whether Toyota will design an all-new engine for the new model.
The Lexus GS hasn't received a significant update since its full redesign in 2006. A hybrid model called the Lexus GS 450h joined the lineup in 2007, and the GS 460 with the bigger 1UR-FSE 4.6L V8 engine replaced the outgoing 4.3L in 2008. Other than a barely-noticeable facelift at the same time (pictured), the GS line has been unchanged since its update, and sales have begun to languish as a result.
No pricing on the new Lexus GS model has been revealed yet, but Mark Templin, vice president and general manager of Lexus, said "Our customers have been waiting for a new GS that's more intense in every way, [and] they'll soon discover this GS was well worth the wait." The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is taking place August 18th.