Imagining a Fourth-Generation Lexus GS SportsCross


The ever-talented photochopper Theophilus Chin has put together a rendering of an imagined fourth-generation Lexus GS SportCross (click any image to view a larger version):

Fourth Generation Lexus GS Wagon Side

Fourth Generation Lexus GS Wagon Front

Fourth Generation Lexus GS Wagon Rear

The rear hatch design is inspired by the Mercedes E-Class Estate, which is an interesting starting point for a GS wagon variant, if perhaps a little more angular than I’d like (in my mind, I picture a softer roof-line, more like the LF-Gh wagon rendering we saw).

It would be great to see Lexus will release another wagon, even if it was just for Europe. It’s clear from these renderings that the new GS design could certainly handle it — maybe one day!

[Source: Theophilus Chin]

Comments


  • Thethird

    The New GS is too hot to handle a wagon variant..

  • Anonymous

    The back looks pretty shoddy. The rear overhang and rear quarter window are …way… too long. In simple terms, the back isn’t Lexus style. 

  • Aristotle

    I concur. Leave the crapwagons to Cadillac and Mercedez…

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

    It’s not Lexus style , but the fact is … a long window meant lower cover of the visibility , which is very good when you reverse & also parking . But I’ll say the LF-Gh Wagon’s rendering is much better because it have Lexus-ish rear windows remain , while this one looks like BMW or Benz .

  • Thethird

    Yes, leave that to merc and bmw…ugly wagons…Lexus bring on the GS F :D

  • Thethird

    The sexiness of the new GS is already a plus, looking at the pictures a wagon kinda killed the sexiness their..IMO

  • Brendan

    I love it. I don’t care for the roof rack; otherwise, a great photoshop.

  • Joe

    Indeed a great photoshop again, but the rear lacks finesse.  It wouldn’t be a good idea to simply copy the rear lamp units into a wagon design.  Next to this, the idea on itself would be perfect for W-Europe and could double sales with the right engine… 

  • Wmson2000

    It’s okay.  But looks sort of like a cross-breeding attempt of an old mercedes e-class wagon (shape) and a hyundai sonata (taillights)

  • D2

    Fu*k no!! At least not for America.. This distorts my vision of Lexus.. ‘The Persuit of Perfection’

    Only Euro garbage cars, very desperate for money make this rubbish

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

    I like the idea of a GS estate,but I prefer John Nguyen’s LF-Gh wagon as it’s a more modern and exciting design,and a GS estate would need to aesthetically on par with the 4-door. 

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

    Disagree … Lexus really needed a Wagon for European market .

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

    Disagree … Lexus really needed a Wagon for European market .

  • Travis

    The Second picture is epic win . . .    I think it would look awesome but in the last pic the top rear is a bit too high needs to come down a little more.

  • Thomas

    Awful! It’s pretty obvious that this Chin dude wont be designing any cars in the near future. He’s good at photoshop though.

  • Scott

    I don’t like it. It just likes Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate.
    So ugly…

  • BOSS

    No go wagons, I don’t care if it has 5000 hp or 0-60 in 1sec, wagons are ridiculous.

  • Joe

    I couldn’t agree more

  • Anonymous

    Agreed!  All we need is the sedan and its variants along with a nicely designed GS coupe!

  • Anonymous

    Space is important, and a wagon would be cool – CTS-V style would be nicer! But this rendering… it looks like a Toyota Previa (cool, mid-engined van, but that’s not the point)!!!

  • Anonymous

    Looks very good!! If they do a sport cross, they will increase sales in Europe with 10-20%
    And get a good diesel option to, with AT, and awd, then they will increase more…

    Keep up the good work krew! Greatings from Sweden!

  • Mike DeLorca

    Yes—-I agree with you as well. Krew mentioned earlier that statement and it is very true.That redering was right on……perfect transition from GS into the wagon…..classy and clean with a softer roofline. I think it would be good for Lexus to test it ans see what happens abroad and then maybe in the states. I see many of the German wagons here in Houston and they have a certain special presence that is appealing for parents with children, etc. that don’t want SUV. The Venza has done pretty well for TMS, why not Lexus???

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Agreed — rather than the Mercedes E Estate, it might have been a better idea to use the CT 200h for inspiration.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Agreed — rather than the Mercedes E Estate, it might have been a better idea to use the CT 200h for inspiration.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Personally, I’d say coupe/GS-F/wagon in order of importance. Gives me a good idea for a poll! ;-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Personally, I’d say coupe/GS-F/wagon in order of importance. Gives me a good idea for a poll! ;-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Don’t agree at all — wagons may be a niche market in the U.S., but they’re an established & coveted variant in other parts of the world. I don’t think I would ever classify a wagon as a cash grab.

    (Last thing, no swearing in comments, please. Thanks!)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Don’t even get me started on a Lexus Venza — sooooo awesome. :-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Thanks pattebb! Would you say a coupe or a estate is more important for European sales?

  • Tech26

    Die hard Lexus fan here who is going to have kids and wants/needs a GS sportcross! I think different tail lights would be a good idea too though. Maybe make the rear hatch glass wrap around the back like on the RX. I would drive it just the way it is in the pictures though.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, i think estate but iam not sure. I think more important is that they come with more engine options
    like new camry hybride engine (again) and a start price of gs250 around 35.000euro. But a coupe will
    sell more in the US i think. Would be nice if they hade  gs250 and gs300h and 450h with all hybrids
    4wd…Oh perfect i think..lol And later on a F-sport with 350 engine with turbo and 450hp!

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, i think estate but iam not sure. I think more important is that they come with more engine options
    like new camry hybride engine (again) and a start price of gs250 around 35.000euro. But a coupe will
    sell more in the US i think. Would be nice if they hade  gs250 and gs300h and 450h with all hybrids
    4wd…Oh perfect i think..lol And later on a F-sport with 350 engine with turbo and 450hp!

  • Mike DeLorca

    Yes I know—that vehicle is so under rated. I had the pleasure of driving a Venza recently and I was very impressed with the feel of it. I remember when Toyota had the debut and they called it “Lexus Light”. I think with tweeking and some modification this vehicle could have been badged a Lexus. I love the styling, interior and the 19-20 inch wheels…..

  • D2

    I like the interior of the Venza

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

    I’m no expert,but perhaps with the right marketing and image building it could work in the US. I’m picturing ads/commercials showing affluent people going antiquing in a GS estate,going to a Napa valley winery to pick up  a few cases,enjoying sporting activities and such. Well,I’m just thinking out loud.

  • tohis

    For European market there should also be a diesel version of this! All of those German rivals make high performance diesels, even Infiniti offers diesel option for Europeans, but why not Lexus? The only one is IS220d which has only 2.2-liter inline-4 with M/T. Modern common-rail turbodiesels are not lazy clankers as they used to be in the 80′s, however an inline-4 doesn’t belong to a luxury car.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Thanks for the insight!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Thanks for the insight!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stanley.harley Stanley Harley

    it’s not bad. just don’t think it would sell well. this doesn’t belong as a GS design. it will probably phase out quick like the dodge magnum.

  • Jdaugherty

    I love it!! i wouldnt want it to be a GS but maybe another IS wagon. That would be cool.

  • Doge

    looks like an E class