Lexus set to pull the plug on the GS sedan – report


Lexus set to pull the plug on the GS sedan – report
  1. Lexus set to pull the plug on the GS sedan – report
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    It's a tough segment, isn't it? Competing with the likes of the new BMW 5 Series and equally fresh-faced Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Lexus GS executive sedan is facing an uphill battle. But, if a new report out of Japan is to be believed, it won't have to for much longer. Yes, it seems the Lexus GS may be about to be killed off. According to Japanese magazine MAG-X, Toyota has decided to suspend the development of the next-generation Lexus GS, which was due to launch in 2018. Why? Well, the …
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It’s a tough segment, isn’t it? Competing with the likes of the new BMW 5 Series and equally fresh-faced Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Lexus GS executive sedan is facing an uphill battle.

But, if a new report out of Japan is to be believed, it won’t have to for much longer. Yes, it seems the Lexus GS may be about to be killed off.

According to Japanese magazine MAG-X, Toyota has decided to suspend the development of the next-generation Lexus GS, which was due to launch in 2018.

Why? Well, the publication speculates that Toyota’s luxury arm will instead focus its efforts on the latest LS (with the V6 model plugging the GS-shaped gap), as well as entirely new models, such as the upcoming UX crossover.

Of course, back in 2011, Toyota president Akio Toyoda had a few things to say about the GS, including the …

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