• Aug 31, 2007
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Lexus' itinerary for the Frankfurt Motor Show next month includes the European debut of the IS-F and the worldwide debut of this model, the 2008 Lexus GS 450h. The new GS 450h also clearly shows how the standard GS models will be tweaked for the 2008 model year. A new front bumper and tweaked headlight design, as well as new side mirrors with integrated turn signals, are the most obvious changes. The interior gets updated too, but Lexus only issued an image of the exterior, so we'll have to wait a couple of weeks to see what's going on inside the car. Also of note is a new "active stabilizer system" available on the GS 450h to improve the car's handling, perhaps attempting to compensate for the extra weight of the Hybrid Synergy Drive system.

Check out a high-res version of the new 2008 Lexus GS-450h by clicking the image above, and since the styling tweaks are subtle, we've also included comparison shots with a 2007 model after the jump.

[Source: Carscoop]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      @jas12niss

      You couldn't recognize it, are you stevie wonder? And the GS has very little in common with any toyota only the crown but that should be seen as a compliment.
      Larry
      • 7 Years Ago
      It should be called "ORCA!"
      • 7 Years Ago
      The grille logo is just blue, like in the LS460hL, the light reflecting off of it makes it look backlit.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This generation of GS has never been a total winner with people. When Lexus introduced the second generation of GS in 1998 people were in love with the ext. and int. style. This 3rd Gen. GS looks like a bloated tourtoise, with the huge bubbled mid section and those little tourtoise-eye looking headlamps. This car looks good from behind, but the front and especially side views look strangely bloated. The interior is also weird, it looks like that early 1990's GM style that tried to look space-age futuristic. The interior door panels are very ugly, all the grey plastic facade that curtains up near the window and those oddly mishapen wooden inserts near the window switches! What the hell, it looks like some strange Tim Burton movie. I also don't like the color selections for this 3rd Gen. GS, the exterior colors are dowdy and the interior colors are the same as for an Avalon. Why not the mocha or saddle leathers that are available in the SC 430? Recently I saw a couple who must have been near 90 years old on their Sunday drive and they were driving a dark blue GS 350... how fitting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      woow looks like a 2000 Renault Laguna...what a ugly car, good that Lexus has no success outside the USA..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still a bland boat. Lexus must spend its profits on parties or something because it's obvious design is an after-thought.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am waiting for and hoping the 2008 GS will add an audio (Ipod) input and remove the outdated cassette player.. it will be key to my buying decision.
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow lights look a lot better.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      It's difficult to distinguish between any of the Lexus models, revised or not. They all look so similar, it's difficult to understand why they make multiple models.

      But it's a moot point anyway, their obsession with all things 4 door renders Lexus somewhat irrelevant to the younger generation. If they were to make any of their cars in a 2 door coupe, particularly the IS, the average age of Lexus owners would probably drop by two or three decades.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are they really back lighting the Lexus Logo in the Grille, or is that just some cheesy photoshop job?

      Overall, it's a (slightly) nice improvement over the 2007 in the looks dept.

      It does look alot like a Camry doesn't it?
        • 7 Years Ago
        "It does look alot like a Camry doesn't it?"

        NO!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I know it's a different platform than the Camry, but that doesn't change the fact it still looks like a big Camry.

        Oh, and I do think it's a great car.
        Larry
        • 7 Years Ago
        as does the ES and the LS!
        • 7 Years Ago
        MKIV @ Aug 31st 2007 3:49PM

        "It does look alot like a Camry doesn't it?"

        "NO!"

        Actually, yes it does. Sorry to offend you, but it's a large Camry.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I personally perferred the 2007 style.

      However, perferring cars with personality I can't say as I'd ever be intrested in owning this car.
      Unless it was a company car. Then I'd rock it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      And a nose light just for the "L" of it.
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