We been over this. Its not newer. It is a rebadge of the 2014 Genesis sedan. I guess since the Scion FR-S is now the Toyota 86 it makes it newer than the Ford Mustang? And 24k unit isn't something to brag about. The E and 5er sell way more than that.
Yes it is cheaper? Better value won't you say? Hyundai giving people want they want and for a good price and their sales go up. But that's an odd concept for Toyota to understand. A prime example is how long have people been asking for a 3rd row CUV now, or even something as simple as Apple carplay?
Lexus was great in the 90s, not so much right now IMO. I think if Toyota/Lexus doesn't listen to customers needs and wants, than they will lose market shares.
We have been over this? lol. The GS debuted in 2012 as a 2013 model. I know since I bought it in the first year.
Maybe understand sales goals a bit. The GS is not a 5/E in regards to ever being positioned as a volume sedan. The ES is. Thus Lexus set a modest target for the GS. Not every car produced has a goal to be the #1 best selling in class. NO ONE will out sell the E/5. It would be like saying the Genesis G80 is a flop since it isn't selling like a 5/E. It never will. I'm not sure of their sales target but surely its not 50 or 60k a year. No one said 24k a year was something to brag about. Maybe chill out.
Last I looked, Lexus sales worldwide were still doing well. They are still the 4th best selling luxury brand in the world. Obviously they are doing what people want still.
I completely disagree that Lexus isn't so great now. Lexus is outstanding even with some omissions. We shouldn't bring up the 1990s since Hyundai/Kia back then were producing absolute monkey crap. I know since I owned one.