After staring at the official photos of the 2013 Lexus GS for a week now, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to compare the production model with the LF-Gh concept (click any photo for a larger version):
Since the LF-Gh was meant to be a hybrid concept, the three LED headlights are much more distinct than the GS 350′s single projector assembly — but beyond that, it still astounds me that so much of the concept can be seen in the production model.
Again, the side profile is virtually identical from concept to production, though the massive wheels & wheel wells on the concept are much more visually impressive. On the other hand, I like both the front & rear profiles much more on the production model, especially the faint glimmer of the exhaust in the rear bumper.
With the exception of the defining “A” sheetmetal crease, I was never a fan of the LF-Gh’s rear, and much prefer the production model’s design. The diffuser rocks my world, the taillights are much more defined, and I even like the thin chrome trim on the trunk line.
All in all, for as much as I like looking at concept vehicles, I always end up preferring the production model — especially when it comes to Lexus. The fourth-generation GS has extra layers of polish and practicality compared to the LF-Gh — it’s made for real life rather than display.
How do you think the fourth-gen Lexus GS compares to the LF-Gh concept?