The future Lexus GS will have a hydrogen engine
Constantly overshadowed by the segment leaders BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class, the Lexus GS still has a lot to offer, such as reliability and originality. The fourth generation of the Japanese sedan was unveiled in 2012 and facelifted in 2016.
With eight years on the clock, the fourth GS will soon make way for the fifth generation. A fifth generation that intends to stand out even more from the competition since it will be powered by a hydrogen engine, inherited from the second-generation Toyota Mirai.
The future Lexus GS will be based on the same platform as the Mirai. And that's precisely where the radical design change undertaken by Toyota can be explained. With a more traditional and classic body, the mk2 Mirai will easily be able to share parts with the future GS.
In order not to betray its strong filiation with the Mirai, the GS will have to be more exclusive and will therefore adopt a more distinctive design with a large number of agressive edges. On the technical front, Lexus should also greatly improve the Mirai's range, which will increase to 1,000 km (620 mi) on the GS. The future Lexus GS should be unveiled in 2021.
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