Lexus is waving goodbye to the GS executive sedan with the ‘Eternal Touring’ special edition model in Japan.
Launched simultaneously with North America’s 2020 Lexus GS Black Line, the GS Eternal Touring marks the end of production for the fourth-generation GS and the nameplate, scheduled for August 2020.
According to Lexus, the name ‘Eternal Touring’ signals the brand’s desire to continue its commitment to grand touring, albeit not with the GS. So what’s so special about this special edition GS, you ask?
Well, it features an almost identical specification to America’s GS Black Line, bringing exterior and interior upgrades inherited from the GS F performance model to give the executive sedan a more dynamic appearance. The Eternal Touring specification can be had with any of the available engines (GS450h, GS350, GS300h and GS300) and is based on the F Sport trim.
On the outside, the GS Eternal Touring features a series of black elements including the spindle grille, front bumper side bezels, mirror caps and rear spoiler. The 19-inch F Sport aluminum wheels are also black and feature 235/40 R19 front tires and 265/35 R19 rear tires. When ordered on the GS450h and GS350 RWD, the Eternal Touring package also brings orange brake calipers.
The interior is rich in Alcantara surfaces and carbon fiber trim, with red accents applied on the steering wheel, center console and door panels. The stitching on the seats, center armrest, steering wheel, gearshift lever gaiter and instrument panel cover is also red.
Other upgrades brought by the Lexus GS Eternal Touring include power retractable side mirrors with heating, full LED automatic headlights and LED front turn signals, as well as F Sport leather seats with ventilation and heating, parking sensors and blind spot monitor.