The imminent discontinuation of the Lexus GS is fast approaching in August 2020. But instead of a quiet goodbye, Lexus is sending off the mid-size luxury sedan with one last special edition known as the Lexus GS Eternal Touring Edition only for Japan.
To recap, the Lexus GS has been in production for 27 years. The GS is the rear-wheel drive luxury competitor that Lexus pitted against the BMW 5-Series. After the GS is phased out, the Lexus ES will temporarily take its place though the ES is longer and front-wheel drive instead. In Malaysia, the GS has already been discontinued for quite some time.
The Eternal Touring is given the F Sport treatment like the F Sport spindle grille in glossy black as well as the F Sport truck lid spoiler. It wears 19-inch aluminium wheels, sports bright orange brake callipers, and full LED headlamps with Adaptive High Beam.
On the inside, the Eternal Touring wraps passengers up in Alcantara F Sport seats and surfaces paired with carbon fibre trims. Red stitching is used to accent the all-black interior but no updates were made to the infotainment system and instrument cluster design.
Lexus offers the GS Eternal Touring in 4 engine flavours, the range topping engines are hybrids - the 450h and 300h, and two petrol options GS350 and GS300. The GS350 Eternal Touring also comes with an all-wheel-drive option.
The Lexus GS Eternal Touring Edition is definitely making a stylish exit.