2008 Lexus GS Facelift Revealed

2008 Lexus GS 450h

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!)