Lexus LS & RX Next in Line for F-Sport Model?


Lexus F-Sport Logo

Motoring.com.au recently discussed the future of F-Sport with Lexus Australia’s corporate manager Peter Evans, and came away with an idea of which models will be next to receive the performance treatment:

The new generation GS mid-size luxury sedan is likely to be first with the F-Sport treatment, while sportier versions of the LS limousine and RX soft-roader are likely to coincide with facelifts to those models later in the year.

Considering that Lexus has announced that GS F-Sport at SEMA in November, I’d classify that model as a sure thing — the other two, however, have been long rumored but never discussed openly. The LS already has the Sport variant, so a full-on F-Sport model isn’t much of a stretch. The RX, on the other hand, could lead to some very interesting possibilities.

(Of course, this would be exciting news if only because it means we’ll be seeing a RX & LS update next year — the F-Sport models are just icing on the cake.)

Also included in the article are some surprising statistics regarding Australia’s adoption of Lexus F-Sport models:

In less than 12 months, F-Sport versions of the IS sedan and CT hatch – which have visual enhancements, some throttle and steering adjustment and no extra power – account for 25 per cent of all Lexus sales in Australia (split by 43 per cent IS sedan and 31 per cent CT hatch).

“It’s still early days for us, but it’s an impressive result when you consider we’ve only been out there for 10 months.”

[Source: Motoring.com.au]

Comments


  • BlackDynamiteMB

    I heard there could be a supercharger thrown into the GS F-Sport for 60HP

    I think there could be a VERY big market for a factory tuned package, below AMG/M/Lexus F grade, but still hotter than stock.

    Maybe Lexus will tap into something here…….BD

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-J-Nordvik/100001045418399 Lasse J. Nordvik

    This sounds fantastic! It also sounds very much like Akio’s doing,doesn’t it? Dig that man! :-)

  • Wunko

    Can’t wait!! I’ve always been interested in sport packages.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    F-Sport … I wanted S/C in IS-C F-Sport . XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717185464 Мохамед Абдулрахман Рамадан

    so as i said before , and then i found in an article

    the GS-F will take the 4.8L engine from the LFA

    than doubtless the LS-F will do the same

  • LexusLoverAcuraDriver

    RX-F is a waste of $$$$. Build the new SC, but make it bigger like the BMW-6.

  • Lapdrn

    gs coupe please

  • Lapdrn

    gs coupe please

  • Anonymous

    I hope Lexus does that! But because of the cost of the LFA engine, the idea began to sound gloomy. Lexus used the excuse of claiming that the LFA engine is bespoke for the LFA. And now… without even a V8 planned at the moment…

    HOWEVER, all the bad news did come along at around the time the GS was about to get the axe. Only a good start and tremendous demand for more power will us fans have any hope!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    Maybe the cost of the 1LR isn’t really expensive (and not cheap because it required of hi-tech to forged the Block) , and if it’s fit into car like GS … it might have intake system redesign , so it could pump more Torque as GS is not a Super Sports like LFA , so it’s amazing sound might change a bit .

    What I scare is the price … if the price went too high up , it might scared the potential customers a bit .

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  • PG

    The amazingly high take rate on the F-Sport  package should send all the right messages to Lexus management: Get more F-Sport and F models out there! Ideally every model in the line-up should be offered in F-Sport trim and every RWD model should feature a full-fledged F version. This works for AMG and M, so why shouldn’t it for F?

  • joshd

    I would love an RX-F or at least F Sport options.  If this is true it WILL be my next car purchase.  I just hope lexus announces it around orders for the GS are taking place. :/ 

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    We’ll have to wait and see. :-)

  • Anonymous

    Yeah! Lexus really does need the numbers to prove itself! >.<

    But undoubtedly the V10 will fit! It's the size of a V8 and as light as a V6! And some torque and the addition of direct injection would definitely help move the GS about while maintaining some efficiency! :D

  • Captronp

    I would love to see the rx get something, im a service writer at a lexus dealer and more often i hear from the ladys ” too manly or dont like as much as there older model”. I get a free lease and i cant get her to get out of her 2010 caddy srx. The caddy drives like crap (she agrees), but its sexy. Cant say I have heard anyone say rx sexy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717185464 Мохамед Абдулрахман Рамадан

    i read it will be cost $80,000 

    so the GS-F with the V10 4.8L and already much more lighter that the AMG & M5