Lexus: We’re getting ‘more affordable sports cars’
Lexus is gearing up to release a more affordable version of the brand’s luxury sporty GS sedan this fall, according to the automaker’s CEO, Dieter Zetsche.
Zetsche told reporters in a conference call that the company will be releasing the first “premium” GS sedan in late 2019, which will be available in “three models.”
The GSX-Class will feature a “new-generation exterior design,” which is similar to the styling of the GSX7 sedan, which was released in September.
The car’s styling is meant to be “more aspirational, more luxurious and more comfortable,” Zetschi said.
The GS sedan will come with an optional 16-inch touchscreen, which is “the next generation in infotainment, which brings in all the benefits of the Apple Watch, plus a full-screen display that allows you to easily access information like speed, distance and distance covered, weather conditions, and more.”
It will also have a 10-speaker audio system.
The premium GS sedan is expected to go on sale in the fall of 2019, and is expected at a price of around $70,000.
The next generation GSX sedan will have a 5.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which produces around 300 horsepower, and 500 pound-feet of torque.
It will have six-speed manual gearboxes and a six-speedy automatic transmission.