It's weird for us to report on leaked photos of a car that we've already driven, but we still haven't seen the completely finished 2012 Lexus GS. The sedan will make its public debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this coming weekend, but it appears that photos of the unwrapped prototype has already leaked onto the web.

Seen here in all-wheel-drive GS 350 guise, we must admit that the finished design is decidedly more sedate than what Lexus' teaser image led us to believe. Keep in mind, this car is the spawn of the attractive LF-Gh concept from the 2011 New York Auto Show, and while all cars lose a bit of sex appeal in the transformation from concept to production, the GS seems to have lost a bit more than we had expected, especially out back.

In any case, this looks to be the low-end of the range, not the F Sport or V8 model, and we'll hold our final judgments until we see the finished product in Monterey. Stay tuned for the full details this weekend.


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      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 3 Years Ago
      um.....eh
      Dynamho
      • 3 Years Ago
      Poor GS. What did Toyota do to you? I hope it looks better in person.
      Christopher
      • 3 Years Ago
      Major fail! This is going to be a 5 series, A6 and E class competitor?! It does not look like a clean slate attempt either. Did they start with the current model? Fail!
      onfire2222
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, it looks like a larger version of the is. 350. Its not a bad thing i suppose but still underwhelming.
      4gasem
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sure that's not a production model, but man... I hope they lower it 4 inches before releasing them. Is it me, or are the American and South Korean cars getting better looking, while the Japanese cars are getting uglier?
      Felspawn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its got some potential, its certainly not the train wreak i was expecting
      Vova Andrienko
      • 3 Years Ago
      @ PORSCHE911 Of course you don't have to agree with me on everything man, it's just my opinion, I tryed many different cars, including Hundai, Benzes, Bimers and others, I wasn't that big fan of a Lexus, until I got my first 2001 IS300, since than I'm in love with Lexus, it has that unexplainable filling i was looking in the cars, never brakes and i found it in Lexus, especially current generation, yea Azera is not bad, but my opinion for now at least, I wouldnt buy Any Hundai over Lexus, BMW only 3 series coupe, we'll see how it's gonna happen in the future, any ways like my grandpa said: the best car is brand new car ;)
      sstowes
      • 3 Years Ago
      Personally, I think the foglights should be between the air intakes and the air dam, not outside the air intakes, but personal feelings aside, I think this is a lot more successful than I originally thought it'd be. I'll agree though that it's also much more sedate than I thought it'd be.
      matt_shift
      • 3 Years Ago
      lexus trying to be edgy. its a good evolution for the GS, but its nothing special either.
      sp33dklz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like the idiot bean-counters at GM have found a new place for employment. Good job Toyota!
      Ario
      • 3 Years Ago
      Though Hyundai Genesis is an older design, it's still more attractive than this! I'd take a Genesis over this any day. Toyota/Lexus/Scion all need a new team of designers!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ario
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          desinerd1
          • 3 Years Ago
          yeah, but Genesis has much better finish and quality than E60 on the inside.
      RGiddyUp
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just when I thought the "Camry" couldn't get any uglier. ICK!!!
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