Autoblog is reporting that the next-generation Lexus GS will be coming to the New York Auto Show:
Although it’s unclear whether the GS we’ll see in NYC is a concept or a production model, we do know that it will be underpinned by an all-new platform that will also be used on the next-generation IS, due out sometime next year.
The current GS has been on the market since 2005 and, despite consistent sales, it’s overdue for a refresh. Expect many of the same V6 and V8 powerplants to carry over, although we haven’t gotten word on an F variant or whether the 450h hybrid will soldier on.
This is in line with what I’ve been hearing — my feeling is that we’ll be seeing a GS concept first to build up some much needed excitement, followed by a production model later in the year (LA Auto Show?).
As for engine choices, right now it’s just a guessing game — I do expect to see a V6 & V8, though I also wouldn’t be that surprised to see the V8 dropped in favor of the next-generation GS V6 hybrid. It would be a controversial move, no question, but then a a V8 GS-F would more than fill the shoes left by the GS 460.
(The above image is not the next-generation GS, but spyshots of a mule spotted late last year.)