Lexus GS 200t Trademark Registered in Australia

Lexus GS 200t Australia

Yesterday, Lexus trademarked the GS 200t nameplate in Australia — this adds another model in the lineup that will be getting the new 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine when it arrives next year. Other models registered with the 200t designation are the RX, and the yet-to-be released RC & NX.

Australia, along with Europe, China & Japan, currently offer the 204hp V6 powered GS 250 — have to expect the GS 200t will replace this model. At this point, it’s unlikely the GS 200t will be offered in North America.

View the Lexus GS 200t Trademark (Thanks Matt!)


  1. Good move, the GS need something more powerful and more fresh than the old 2.5L that is in use from 2006
  2. There is no reason not to offer it in The States, since BMW and Audi has similar models on the market. It might be a good idea to build up the GS brand. I know the 528i is selling well..... BD
  3. what with the "T" can someone explain or does it mean turbocharged?
    • I would assume so -- it has to be referring 2.0L turbo engine that Toyota announced last year.
    • Which announcement was that ? :o I somehow missed that one though . XD
    • It was a press release last year:
    • Oh , I even comment about it but forget it totally . XD Good job for Toyota/Lexus that select to do 2.0-liter Turbo ! I eventually hope that engine will replace V6 or some other higher displacement engine for certain market that have to pay different amount of tax due to engine displacement . For example Taiwan , Camry 2.5 seems to fall into bigger tax after gain from 2.4 .
    • in my country, Lexus' base model for IS, ES, GS and RX are the 350 variant due to higher import tax on engine with lower displacement. Other than the CT, we never get anything smaller than the 3.5 V6. I know that this incoming 2liter engine will be the bread and butter for the Lexus, we just wish we could have that.
    • Import tax here are based on where the car were made , and how much the car will cost ; but we have to pay roadtax every year , roadtax are engine displacement base . For example 2.0-liter are about RM276 to RM376 , while 2.5-liter will be RM500+ . 5.0-liter like IS-F can be about RM4k or so a year .
  4. In Malaysia , we have GS 250 - RM366,200 GS 250 Luxury - RM398,660 GS 250 F-Sport - RM400,600 GS 350 Luxury - RM456,800 GS 350 F-Sport - RM464,800 ... all of them built in Japan , fully Imported , but they didn't seems to sell as much as , E 200 Avantgarde - RM366,888 (CKD , facelifted 2.0 Turbo) E 250 Avantgarde - RM405,888 (CKD , facelifted 2.0 Turbo) 520d - RM333,800 (SKD) 523i - RM383,800 (CKD , 2.5-liter L6) 528i - RM449,800 (CKD , 3.0-liter L6) 535i - RM598,800 (fully imported) Maybe brand play a factor , but another reason might because of engine displacement , due to 2.5-liter from Lexus (and Infiniti too) , many would just get rival from Germans ... because in Malaysia , engine displacement matters (although Camry 2.5 still sell rather well compare with Peugeot 508 1.6 Turbo) .
  5. That´s a nice move from Lexus i have to say... :-) The GS will have a nice lineup of engines e.g. on the JDM next year.... GS 200t - entry Level but not slow at all GS 300h - good Performance with great consumption GS 350 - the best of all worlds.. :-) GS 450h - welcome to the Show....i would say GS F - pure emotions!! ...and if the RX will get the 200t engine - why no RX 300h for some markets??