Lexus has announced that the 2008 Lexus GS 450h will be debuting at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. In preparation of the event, a press photo, shown above (higher resolution here), has been released, revealing the expected front-end redesign that will be applied to all GS models.
The changes are subtle, but numerous. First off, the headlights have been ever-so-slightly tweaked, and look to be expanded by mere milimeters. The bottom grille has a new design, and the entire under bumper has been deepened and given some additional height. The most noticeable difference to the front-end, though, is the new chrome surrounding the grille, which has been extended significantly on each side. Also added are embedded turn signals in the rear view mirrors.
The new bumper is a nice change, as are the tweaked headlights, but the chrome extension diminishes the foglights, which I feel is the most distinct GS feature. Still, as is the case with most redesigns, I’ll have to see it in person before I can make an accurate assessment.
[Via: Carscoop] (Thanks, Kev!)