Lexus LS

Why did Lexus kill the GS and not the LS?

I had to double check their website to make sure they even still produce these things. Nobody is buying them. How did they frick this thing up so badly?
>went from v8 to v6
>IS 500 is better for enthusiast
>ES with AWD is way cheaper and almost as luxurious
>not competing with... anything, just sorta exists

Who is this car for?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was competing with the RDX from Acura that has been discontinued since 2018.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The LS outsells the Audi A8 in the USA
      and they probably sell substantially more in Asia and the Middle East.
      The GS and LS sold about the same so it makes sense to keep the higher price model since midsize buyers can switch to the ES or more likely the RX

      You mean the RLX?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The LS outsells the Audi A8 in the USA
        sauce? i don't believe it

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I never see LSs or a8s over here. The only sedans from those companies I see are the ES, IS, and a4. Mostly tesla homosexuals now. Mostly. Not that that's a source

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >The LS outsells the Audi A8 in the USA
            sauce? i don't believe it

            You usually don't see them in trailer parks, or the sticks.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >it’s another anon act likes a pompous rich guy episode
            I’m sick of it

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://www.goodcarbadcar.net/audi-a8-sales-figures/

          https://www.goodcarbadcar.net/lexus-ls-sales-figures/

          Audi never sold more than 6k/year
          The LS was 35k/year at its peak

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            2023:
            >LS: 2,237
            >A8: 2,259
            A8 just mogs LS in the global sales. lmao

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think Lexus stopped caring about the LS. They built a good reputation with the LS400 and 430. After that they realized they could just coast on sales from existing customers and old people

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's almost funny, the LS400 was arguably a tech marvel of the time, and innovative in many ways. Same can't be said for Lexus today, they just seem to follow trends and their lazy at that

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            they're still hanging onto the 5l na v8 and have adapted it to hydrogen. they get credit for that.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >the LS400 was arguably a tech marvel of the time
            That's a zoomer take. The F10/20 didn't do anything technologically different or unique that the competition was doing. The edge they had was that the car was selling for $30-40k less than the competition.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah I meant the RLX lol.
        The GS and RLX were the last bastions of the big American luxury barge with no sportiness. With Ford killing their cars and Caddy/Buick going belly up there was no need to keep the RLX.

        GS stays because Toyota holds on to old shit/ideas for waaaaayyy tooooo long.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >The GS and RLX were the last bastions of the big American luxury barge with no sportiness
          That's literally the LS and ES. The GS and IS were toyota's sports sedans

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >LS and ES
            Why do they need TWO?!?!
            Honda should be the ones with sport sedans, that's why they made the RLX. To not be sporty but be a cloud barge.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know what an rlx is, but the es is a camry, and the LS is a full sized luxury car. The LS and es don't compete with each other.

            [...]
            You usually don't see them in trailer parks, or the sticks.

            ?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            So the LS is the Camry and the ES is the Avalon?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            LS is its own platform. The Toyota version is the Celsior. They are RWD. The Avalon, camry, and es share the same platform and are fwd

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Their own platform, not the same as the LS if that was unclear

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Lexus is just better at it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          the implication of that image is disturbing because it implies that the shrimp beheaded her, because otherwise she wouldn't be able to fit like that into the tank

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only ever see these being used as professional limo service

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    These are like the new Nissan Z. Noone rationally should buy one because it just doesn't make sense, and the only buyers are nostalgia-gays from a prior era.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The LS is the Lexus flagship. They should have killed the ES but it's their bread and butter behind probably the gay cuvs. No one bought the GS because the 5 Series is better so they stopped making it.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If we got the LS with the V8 they throw in the RCF and LC500, that'd be one hot car

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They already did, with their hybrid system too. It's called LS 600h.
      For some reason they downgraded it to their 3,5 liter V6 for the current gen LS. I guess the lower emissions meant that it made more sense for the EU, but the LS really doesn't sell here.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    LS is the flagship car of the brand. They'll probably never going to get rid of it unless they drastically rebrand or something. It competes with the other full-size luxury sedans like the S-Class, 7-Series, A8, etc.

    The reason why the got rid of the GS was because mid-size sportsedans are too niche. It was just a slightly bigger sedan than the IS and the way the IS has bloated over the years, it's basically taken on the role the old GS anyway. There's nothing that the old GS did that wasn't available for the current IS. And if you want something more compact than the IS, then look at the RC coupe.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the way the IS has bloated over the years, it's basically taken on the role the old GS anyway
      performance wise maybe, interior and quality wise hell no
      having test driven the new ones it still feels like bargain lexus, when you open the doors you realize it's all body lines and the interior is small as hell and the same as it was a decade+ and two refreshes ago
      my old GS 400 felt like proper intro level luxury

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >my old GS 400
        Sounds more like conformation bias on your part.

        Most people wouldn't discern a difference in interior quality between the final-gen GS interior and current IS interior. If they were walked into them blindfolded, I doubt most of them could really tell which one was supposed to be the upmarket one.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Nobody is buying them

    my friend who is a 31 year old truck driver just traded in his previous car and got a new LS500 last year. 90,000 dollar car, doesn't have wireless cellphone charging lol. It's nice and comfy but a reasonable price would be 65 or 70k, these things are grotesquely overpriced for what you actually get

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw a tundra capstone comes with wireless charging pad
      Lmaob

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Assuming neither you nor your "friend" is lying, looks like your friend is too moronic to use wireless charging.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        he probably means wireless apple/android connection

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >he probably means wireless apple/android connection

          No, I mean wireless charging. You clearly didn't read my post. My friend has a 2023 Lexus LS500. Wireless charger was not standard on that car. It was only standard in 2024 models which he does not have.

          see this forum post for confirmation:
          https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-5th-gen-2018-present/999887-ls-500-wireless-charger.html

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  9. 2 months ago
    p

    Toyota put a 5L v8 in a 20’s sedan when they didn’t have to
    Toyota is god

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wish i could afford it, but it's $70 grand

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Too bad that V8 is wrapped up in such an ugly and slow package. Gay.

    • 2 months ago
      p

      Are you really that intimidated to reply directly?
      Lol…

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. I am. 🙁

        • 2 months ago
          p

          Don’t spew nonsense and I won’t dunk on you, bretty shrimple

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >ebonics

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Too bad that V8 is wrapped up in such an ugly and slow package. Gay.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The GS had too much overlap with the ES

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      which is sad as the es drives like shit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It works for the majority of Lexus buyers.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          old Asian ladies?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            yeah, and 100% geriatrics.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Comfy barge focused exclusively on comfort doesn't have super engaging driving characteristics.
        Pretty confounding if you ask me.

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