Despite the age, the GS is still one of the finest mid-size luxury sedans you can find around. Spectacular interior quality, smooth and quiet ride, solid driving dynamics and powerful engines are just some of the strong points for this model. We’ve been hearing a lot of talk in the past several months about its future. It’s no secret that crossovers are overtaking the market, so many believe that this sedan could be discontinued in the future. Others are pretty confident in its redesign.
In any case, the 2020 Lexus GS should continue in the same way, without more important changes. We are about to see familiar design characteristics, which leads us to the conclusion that the new model should arrive at a typical time of a year. In this case, that would mean late 2019. The price should also remain pretty much unchanged.
2020 Lexus GS Redesign
In terms of overall design characteristics, this is a typical mid-size luxury sedan, which comes with plenty of strong points. Considering the age, it rides on the company’s New N platform. Also, an FR layout is something you can count on with this engine. In terms of the styling, you can count on a typical sedan body, which comes with a pretty sleek profile. The current generation has been around since 2011. Still, we saw an update in 2015 and the current model follows the brand’s new styling philosophy almost entirely. Besides attractive styling, this sedan offers pretty amazing driving characteristics. The ride is quiet and comfortable, but the GS also offers great handling and driving dynamics. All in all, it is a pretty versatile vehicle, which should carry on without bigger changes for the next year. The best we can get for the 2020 Lexus GS is new color options and similar things.
One of the most impressive things about this sedan is its interior quality, which is spectacular. A complete cabin is made of hi-end quality materials and you can easily notice that the company paid a lot of attention on every single detail. Despite the age, the dashboard looks very stylish and you can also enjoy most of the latest tech goodies. Seats are very massive and comfortable. They are also power-adjustable and finding a perfect position seems pretty easy. Rear seats are also very comfortable, with plenty of legroom Finally, the 2020 Lexus GS will continue with the pretty generous in terms of cargo volume. You can count on more than 18 cubic feet behind rear seats which, unfortunately, don’t fold down.
When it comes to tech features, all models are equipped with things like a navigation system, voice controls, smartphone app integration, a 12.3-inch display screen, 12-speaker sound system, Bluetooth etc. Also, it is important to mention that the list of advanced safety features is pretty impressive. Some of the notable standard features are a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, lane departure warning with steering assist, lane keep assist etc.
2020 GS Engines
This sedan will continue with three familiar engines in the offer. Base models will continue with a 2.0-liter turbo-four unit. With its 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, this engine seems perfect for daily use. Those who prefer something peppier, a well-known 3.5-liter V6 is in the offer as well. This one delivers 311 horsepower and you will definitely feel the difference on the highway. Besides lots of power, both engines offer decent fuel economy. The base engine returns around 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. On the other side, you can count on 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with V6 models.
Lexus GS F
In Lexus’ lineup, the “F” badge is reserved for hi-performance versions. The GS is no exception. In this case, you can count on not just more power, but various visual and mechanical upgrades. First of all, you will notice a completely new bodywork, which makes this model look more attractive. Another notable upgrade is new suspension setup. This version sits lower and offers better driving dynamics. Still, the most important upgrade is a large 5.0-liter V8 engine, which delivers around 467 horsepower. With such amount of horses, the 2020 Lexus GS F will be able to get from zero to sixty in about 4.5 seconds.
Release Date and Price
The 2020 Lexus GS should arrive sometime late in the year. Also, it should keep pretty much the same price, which currently starts at around 47.000 dollars, while top-range versions could go all away up to 85.000 dollars. The segment is full of great luxury sedans. Some of the key rivals are models like Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but there are also models like Genesis G80, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S90 and others.