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    Looks pretty hot IMO. Makes the 5 series look like a docile family sedan and the A6 like a cheap Chinese knockoff. If Lexus is smart and wants to make the brand exciting, that is what they should do. They talk the talk but can they walk the walk?
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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    eeee- that's really pinched up front. Doesn't read as 'upscale' at all.
    Lexus needs to separate it's 'language' from toyota a LOT more in order to move forward (not merely making the 'L' bigger & bigger), but obviously toyota has bigger fish to fry right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balthazar View Post
    eeee- that's really pinched up front. Doesn't read as 'upscale' at all.
    That they would have to fix, I'm not a miracle worker I highly doubt the production version would end up that pinched out, crash test regulations would probably prevent that. However I don't think that affects how upscale it looks.

    The point is if you drive that down the street it will get noticed, unlike virtually every other car Lexus has put out in its entire existence.

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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    It's a good attempt. Looks nice, but there's something, can't pick it yet that doesn't do it for me.
    When will Caddy give me a chance to buy one?

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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    That pinched front isn't exactly aesthetically pleasing and the toned down version that already on the CT doesn't exactly look that much better.

    Granted, BMW's front fasicas are now a mess (aside from the 3 coupe and the X5), but the whole side/greenhouse is totally vintage BMW.

    Hyundai tried that pinched grill on a concept a few years ago and it simply looked awful.

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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    ^^

    The Nuvis' grill wasn't exactly pinched. It was a very very poor attempt at an hourglass shape for the grill (maybe that's what you mean by "pinched"), but the grill itself wasn't very far forward.

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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    ...looks like a Japanese Edsel sucking a Lemon.
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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    That front end looks like it could go on a 20K ricer. Not luxury in the slightest, no matter how avantgarde.

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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    If I could afford a car like that......thats not how I would want it to look

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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    You did a good job. If only the production model could look so aggressive.

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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    I like it, I see the IS on a larger scale. As others have said, it looks more rice than luxury. Maybe a strategy like that could work for Lexus with the old fogeys buying ES and the drivers can get something like a 5-series with a Japanese look instead of the evolutionary BMW looks we are all so accustomed to.
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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    HSV have a pinched grille


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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    Quote Originally Posted by balthazar View Post
    eeee- that's really pinched up front. Doesn't read as 'upscale' at all.
    Lexus needs to separate it's 'language' from toyota a LOT more in order to move forward (not merely making the 'L' bigger & bigger), but obviously toyota has bigger fish to fry right now.
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    That front end looks like it could go on a 20K ricer. Not luxury in the slightest, no matter how avantgarde.
    I agree completely. It does not look upscale, it looks Fast and Furious.

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    HSV have a pinched grille

    What you talkin' 'bout Willis? That doesn't look at all pinched to me.
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    Re: Rendered Speculation: 2012 Lexus GS

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzy View Post
    What you talkin' 'bout Willis? That doesn't look at all pinched to me.
    It would've been more accurate of him to post the fully pinched grille.


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