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Could this hint at the next LS?

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Found this while searching the web:

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I haven't seen it yet, so correct me if it's already debuted or something.

It's a Lexus hybrid concept that I assume is debuting at Tokyo. I don't have any info on it other than that though. Isn't the Lexus there supposed to hint at the next LS? If so, this should be pretty accurate I think.

I'm not sure I like it because it looks just like a big IS, and I don't think the LS should look like an IS on steroids. I'd rather it looked like a big GS than a big IS.

EDIT: here's a little blurb from a press release.

Tokyo, October 12, 2005 — Lexus announced today that it plans to display its "Flagship Sedan Concept Car" and two other new concept vehicles; the GS450h, a premium sedan fitted with a newly developed hybrid system, and the LF-A, a premium, two-seater sports car, at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show. The show will be open to the public from October 22 to November 6 at the International Convention Complex (Makuhari Messe) in Makuhari, Chiba.
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That's nothing more than a chop of the new IS.

The headlight design of the upcoming LS has already been released by Toyota in a recent press release:

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It's the same headlight as them all with the same vanilla styling. I'm going back to the Prius recall thread. Great find Northy!
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That's nothing more than a chop of the new IS. 

The headlight design of the upcoming LS has already been released by Toyota in a recent press release: 

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Dang that looks pretty cool. I wonder if the rest of the car is going to look edgy? Edited by milleramerican
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i know this car will probably be a technological whiz and will participate in an EPIC battle with the lame 7-series and the new S-Class but toyota still can't design their way out of a box and their LS600h - won't hybrids suffer in the long run with resale value? the second owner is going to have to deal with buying all new batteries and possibly a faulty system?
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Looks like a Mazda 3 on steriods

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I am asking for a drug test on this one!
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Maybe the new ES will just be a stretched IS? Edited by Paolino
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bottom pic is basically the new LS minus the front
longer than the current LS430 + an extended wheelbase
i dunno why the 7er is next to the mule Edited by toyoguy
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I saw that picture of the LS on autoweek, and I still don't think it is distinctive enough, and it's a rip-off of a lot of BMW cues. Check out that profile, it's all 5-series, and in the rear especially it looks like the 5. For a Lexus, it's nice enough I guess. But the design does nothing to motivate me to purchase it, and especially at the price this car will be going for I'd choose an A8 or 7-series over it. I think even the new DTS is more stately looking than this warmed over IS.
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I saw that picture of the LS on autoweek, and I still don't think it is distinctive enough, and it's a rip-off of a lot of BMW cues. Check out that profile, it's all 5-series, and in the rear especially it looks like the 5. For a Lexus, it's nice enough I guess. But the design does nothing to motivate me to purchase it, and especially at the price this car will be going for I'd choose an A8 or 7-series over it. I think even the new DTS is more stately looking than this warmed over IS.

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in the market for a $70k premium lux sedan?

the warmed over passat A8 styling is already dated, along w/ its bloated weight and 2nd rate engineering make it a lame duck

the LS460, LS600h will set the standard for this segment.
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to me it looks like it's just a sleeker looking impala, ....just a difference where the rear door ends, and looks like a shorter length from the rw to the bumper.... anyone else see it, ......i don't really pay attention to previous lexus style...
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the LS460, LS600h will set the standard for this segment.

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That's a very bold statement... It's still a while till the car is officially revealed.

In the newspaper article, I see they took the Aristo (i.e. previous gen GS) and warmed the design a bit.
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Wow another BMW wannabe. Why does every luxury car have this same plain slab sided look. No character line or door molding. These so called luxury cars are going to look utterly stupid in a few years with 20 door jams on each side after they get subjected to grocery store parking lots. I'm just waiting to see when BMW eliminates door handles period so the cars look even more blah. Press a button a presto your door may or may not open! After all BMW's quality hasn't been up to par lately.
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