Toyota Motor stopped producing the rear-wheel-drive Lexus GS business-class sedan in 2020 and has yet to unveil a successor, but unofficial information has now surfaced. The designation of the once popular business sedan could be given to a hydrogen car based on the second generation Toyota Mirai.
The details are based on a Japanese company’s production plan, which was allegedly posted on Instagram, but was removed almost instantly. If this information turns out to be correct, the Lexus GS will be replaced by a fuel cell sedan.
If you believe the information leak, sales of new items will begin in 2022.
Recall that the fourth generation Lexus GS stood on the assembly line from 2011 to 2020. The GS series itself appeared in 1993. The company decided to abandon it due to the constant decline in demand: buyers increasingly chose the Lexus ES of the same size, which is based on a front-wheel drive platform (GS has rear-wheel drive) and is slightly cheaper.
Toyota Mirai II entered the market in 2020. The length, width and height of the hydrogen car are 4975, 1885 and 1470 mm, respectively, the wheelbase is 2920 mm. The car is driven by a 174 hp electric motor. The motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery, the energy for which is generated by an electrochemical reaction in hydrogen fuel cells. The gas itself is stored in three cylinders. The power reserve at one gas station at Mirai II reaches 850 kilometers. The chassis of this car is well suited for a business sedan, because it has a rear-wheel drive layout.
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