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Old 21st August 2011, 08:48   #1
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I've been drooling over pics of this car since friday. This should really put up a good fight with the BMW 5, Merc E and the Audi A6.

The interiors look fantastic.

Is it just me or does the side profile resemble the previous gen BMW E60?
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Is it just me or does the side profile resemble the previous gen BMW E60?
It does have shades of the "BANGLE BUTT" and the shark fins helps too , i think.
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Wow, they have done it! I never quite loved the previous one but this one is just awesome. This car if launched in India will easily beat the Germans. I guess it will do really good in other markets anyway.
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That interior and graphics of the multimedia system is something else!

This should be the car that Lexus uses to launch its long awaited entry into the Indian market.Lexus should have been here long back,considering it has the most desirable thing any brand would give half a leg for in India,brand recall and aspiration value.Thanks to those tons of Lexus imports during the 90s,that popularized their reliability and luxury mix.Think all those those Toyota Landcruisers with Lexus badges stuck on them and the aspiration value attached to the "L" badge.Audi was no where in the picture 5 years back!
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The lexus just looks majestic. The interior is jaw dropping.
Had the absolute pleasure to drive 2010 Lexus GS350 for a whole day which the Lexus authorized dealer had given me as a replacement car in US.
The car is just awesome to drive, smooth like butter.
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The interior is exceptional. The front looks good too minus the led (its getting old now). the rear is more like a hyundai. and unfortunately with the brand image of lexus, only the old folks would be really interested in the car. I recently read a case study which said that an average lexus owner is 56 yrs old. now, that is never good for any product, when your target market is the aging population. Lexus has a huge market here in the US and i am sure this will do great in terms of sales. But lexus needs to start turning things around otherwise it might just end up with buick and lincoln.
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Is it just me or does the side profile resemble the previous gen BMW E60?
Yes I agree with you! The side does look like the "Bangle" 5 series. Most notably, lexus has copied the trademark Bangle design - the curved chrome on the rear door (how it has that sort of boomerang shape). Even, the current Accord has copied that.

Front end of the car looks great!
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This is not something which is going to set the sales charts burning, A & C pillars are typically Lexus, Front looks like that of a Kia and is too bland or (is it the other way around as Kia copies lot of Japenese cars). Interior quality is what you expect in this segment.

BTW I did like that side profile, sporty with those low profile tyres.

Just look at new E and 5 series that league is still untouched.
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That indeed looks like a BMW particularly the side profile and the rear. The interiors definitely looks better than the current Gen of cars. But please , the LED execution has actually become an overkill now. I wonder if these days the designers while desigining a new car say " Ok , we know there will be LED lights up front , now lets design the rest of the car !"
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The interior is exceptional. The front looks good too minus the led (its getting old now). the rear is more like a hyundai. and unfortunately with the brand image of lexus, only the old folks would be really interested in the car. I recently read a case study which said that an average lexus owner is 56 yrs old. now, that is never good for any product, when your target market is the aging population. Lexus has a huge market here in the US and i am sure this will do great in terms of sales. But lexus needs to start turning things around otherwise it might just end up with buick and lincoln.
Yes I do agree the average age of Lexus owners might be 56 but I would not say all the cars in their lineup are just for old people. I just bought a Lexus IS 300 last month and I'm 28.

The IS 350 and 300 are for the younger lot and you can see a lot of youngsters driving it. The ES and LS are for older people though. The car is awesome and I really wish Lexus does come to India as well.
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Wow, they have done it! I never quite loved the previous one but this one is just awesome. This car if launched in India will easily beat the Germans. I guess it will do really good in other markets anyway.
Seriously I have no idea why Lexus is still not in India. I drove my friends BMW 328 i and i drove the new Lexus IS 300. Guess what , I bought the Lexus. It's way way better than the Germans. It's not a track day car but neither is it boring and the big plus point is , it does not break like the Germans in the middle of no where like how my friend suffers once in a while.lol.
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Yes I do agree the average age of Lexus owners might be 56 but I would not say all the cars in their lineup are just for old people. I just bought a Lexus IS 300 last month and I'm 28.

The IS 350 and 300 are for the younger lot and you can see a lot of youngsters driving it. The ES and LS are for older people though. The car is awesome and I really wish Lexus does come to India as well.
First of all, i was just stating the facts and in no way i meant any offense to lexus owners. And you are right, IS is the only model that i would use too. I am sure it will do good if they bring it to India (We love reliability). But as i said they need to reshuffle their approach if they dont wanna end up like buick or lincoln.
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I love my 2013 gs. when i was shopping for a new car i was looking at all the cars in this segment like the e class 5 series and the a6.
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I love my 2013 gs. when i was shopping for a new car i was looking at all the cars in this segment like the e class 5 series and the a6.
You should write an ownership review .

What happened to your S4?
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