The SC 430 wasn't exactly a hot ticket item, but it was the only Lexus model available with two doors until the model was discontinued in 2010. That could change for the 2014 model year, as Inside Line reports that Lexus is primed to unleash a coupe version of the all-new GS.

While Lexus hasn't officially announced that a two-door GS is forthcoming, IL points out that there are plenty of signs that point towards a performance coupe. For instance, Lexus Boss Mark Templin reportedly stated that he was interested in a sport coupe in the $60,000 to $70,000 range. Further, Lexus planning chief Karl Schlicht reportedly told Automotive News earlier in the year that the brand needed a coupe to round out its lineup of sedans and utility vehicles. Certainly not a confirmation of a sleek new coupe, but the puzzle pieces appear to be coming together.

One small glitch is that the GS sedan starts out at $46,900, which is a far cry from $60,000. The pricing difference could come in the form of a high-performance F-Sport engine or perhaps a more performance-oriented hybrid.

Chances are if Lexus does add a sporty coupe to its lineup, we're going to hear about it by the time the Los Angeles Auto Show rolls around this fall. We're more than okay with more GS variants, and a performance coupe always sounds like a good idea to us.


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      nsxrules
      • 3 Years Ago
      thor.petersen For someone who claims to "follow sales numbers regularly" you are not very well informed. The Japanese earthquake happened on March 11th 2011. Inventory, and thus sales, were not impacted in the Us until late May of 2011. The numbers I posted were for January to APRIL, which compares to sales numbers from January to April of 2011, BEFORE the inventory problems. For the record Lexus GS sales would be even higher right now if dealers could get their hands on more GS. And for the record Lexus sales in April were not 9,441 units, it was 17,551 (your irrational hatred of Lexus made you lie and not include all Lexus sales, only their cars and not their SUV's while including all BMW sales) http://www.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/april+2012+sales+chart.htm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @nsxrules
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          nsxrules
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          You are not very knowledgeable when it comes to the subject. Is there a "clone" to the Lexus IS? The answer is no. How about the Lexus GS? Again the answer is no. Looks like your irrational hatred of Lexus is due to your lack of knowledge on the subject of cars. And there's no better source for SALES numbers than actual numbers from a press release, which is where automotive news gets their numbers from.
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      The first generation SC cars were actually one of the few Lexus models I liked...very pretty and drove nicely. Besides the original LS, the new GS is also one of the few Lexus models that is worth paying for...and making it into a coupe should a no-brainer. Not saying this new coupe it will be the best driving car out there, but if the new GS is anything to go by, it'll look decent and drive pretty well (it'll be light years ahead of the 2nd generation SC convertible, glad that piece of crap is dead).
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        ctsmith1066
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        The GS in comparisons is found to best the 5 series, and the IS is often favorably compared to the 3 Series. Buicks these are not.
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      Soyntgo4it
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice but couldn't you have at least show us what it would look like in coupe form..
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Soyntgo4it
        Yeah, because the Autoblog staff works for Lexus... right?! I'm glad when sites like this keep rendered speculation to an absolute minimum. I hate it when people start showing me renderings and telling me "Look at what [insert automaker here] is coming out with next year!" and it's some random, independent rendering from someone that has NOTHING to do with the automaker and looks NOTHING like the finished product. Somehow though, it seems most people fall for it every single time...
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      god help us!
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        nsxrules
        • 3 Years Ago
        And still you can't dispute the fact that the GS is up 400% despite low inventory levels. It doesn't matter if BMW with their loss leading lease deals is doing better sales wise, the fact remains that the GS is hot right now and that's despite dealers not getting as many cars as they want. But 2 can play your dumb game, why is BMW, Mini and Rolls such as failure? Toyota sold more Camrys (36,820) than BMW, Mini and Rolls combined. See how stupid bringing irrelevant arguments is? It's no wonder Autoblog posters think so little of you.
        Connor Murphy
        • 3 Years Ago
        If you know anything about Lexus and what they're doing this year, you'll see why their numbers are lower for now. The GS didn't come out until February, the RX was March (their #1 seller), the ES in August (their #2 seller) and other models in the fall. People are waiting for the new models - sales are not down, they're delayed. With this situation, BMW should have way more sales. Their owners probably can't get them out of the shop to trade them in though.
      HustlinFlip
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully it'll come is GS-F guise... and not the crap F-sport trim.
      alphaass
      • 3 Years Ago
      "The SC 430 wasn't exactly a hot ticket item, but it was the only Lexus model available with two doors until the model was discontinued in 2010." So the 2009+ IS convertible doesn't count?
      Crimson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kind of disappointed here by this article. A) GS coupe is impossible, its a 5 series level model. B) IS is a car that would be likely to get a coupe version since it's the answer to the 3 series C) 60-70k range is basically saying 6 series competitor. so either a resurrection of the SC and/or production model of the LC concept.
        Typesbad
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Crimson
        I also would much rather see a well executed IS coupe than one based off the GS because the latter is just too bulky for a good coupe. Yes, I realize BMW and M-B have been marketing big coupes for a while, but not only are their numbers are pretty small, but when it comes to taking on my favorite roads, I'll take the smaller 3-Series IS sized car any day preferably in 2-door form, but I'll take the extra doors over the extra size and weight.
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        nsxrules
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        For someone who claims to "follow sales numbers regularly" you are not very well informed. The Japanese earthquake happened on March 11th 2011. Inventory, and thus sales, were not impacted in the Us until late May of 2011. The numbers I posted were for January to APRIL, which compares to sales numbers from January to April of 2011, BEFORE the inventory problems. For the record Lexus GS sales would be even higher right now if dealers could get their hands on more GS. And for the record Lexus sales in April were not 9,441 units, it was 17,551 (your hatred of Lexus made you lie and not include all Lexus sales, only their cars and not their SUV's while including all BMW sales) http://www.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/april+2012+sales+chart.htm
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      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is a good choice for lexus.........the mid size personal coupe segment is heating up, with buick working on a coupe possibly reviving the rivera nameplate and the next generation CTS coupe will become more radical....lexus has a chance to bring something new to the table along side the GS which is already catching good business....
      Mtheto
      • 3 Years Ago
      The color on these photos doesn't do this car justice... I saw a black gs350 with the gun-metal rims... That is a nice looking car whether you like Lexus or not. Hopefully the coupe won't be a half assed attempt and is worthy of the sedan.
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