Lexus to add a GS Coupe in 2013

Article by Christian A., on May 29, 2012

If you miss the old Lexus SC 430 then we have some good news for you: the Japanese manufacturer will add a new coupe based on the current GS in 2013. Dubbed Lexus GS Coupe, the new model will arrive as a 2014 model year and will be a successor to the SC 430 which was discontinued back in 2010.

According to InsideLine, the Lexus officials said that the company needs a high-end coupe in its lineup. As expected, the new vehicle will carry the same grille seen on the 2013 GS, RX and ES. Thanks to its dimensions, the new rear-wheel-drive coupe will take on cars such as the Audi A5/S5, the Bmw 6-Series but also on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe.

Regarding the price, $60k could be the base for a GS Coupe. The engines remain a problem, as the GS 350 is powered only by a 3.5-liter V6 with 306 hp and a sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 5.7 seconds. There are chances to see the coupe as a GS-F model with a unique drivetrain and tuning.

The new Lexus GS offers a more appealing drive experience, a more daring design, and a more modern, roomier interior, signaling a new chapter in Lexus’ history.

Beginning a strong bold spindle grille that will become a hallmark feature for all future Lexus lines, the new GS communicates a confident air. This is reinforced by a reengineered chassis that has a broad, sturdy stance that clearly indicates that the new Lexus GS design is meant to be an inspiration and a reward to drivers with clean and exact handling.

Lexus engineers were challenged to design a roomier interior for Lexus’s new GS. The exterior proportions are almost completely unchanged, but the team enlarged the cabin and boot, creating a rich, luxurious interior for passengers and luggage to be transported in comfort, no matter what the distance is.

Launching in the beginning of 2012, the new Lexus GS will include hybrid and F-Sport variations. In the UK, the GS 450h full hybrid and GS 250 petrol engine options will be available.

A New Personality, An Invitation to Drive

The engineers focused on the new GS’s design to be powerful and have dexterity. They mainly concentrated on the objective to create a more engaged drive experience. To attain this goal, they designed new aerodynamics for the body, a broader stance, and sturdier structure, as well as a transmission that changes more quickly and that produces distinct engine and exhaust sounds.

The enhanced platform is stiffer compared to the prior model due to increased spot welds and additional laser welds to specific points. The track is 40 mm wider in the front and 50 mm in the rear, working together with a newly designed suspension for a more confident stance and excellent cornering.

Topics: lexus, lexus gs, coupe

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