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Lexus has announced plans to introduce the redesigned GS 350 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 18th.

Previewed by the recent GS concept, the production model will have a "more defined and emotional design" with a distinctive front grille and a number of styling attributes that will carry over to future Lexus models.

While that's not much to go on, Motor Trend recently got a chance to drive a couple of prototypes and is reporting the model will ride on an all-new chassis with a sportier suspension and a wider track (up 1.6 inches front / 2.0 inches rear).

At launch, the GS will be powered exclusively by a 3.5-liter V6 engine which is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. Further down the road, we can expect a hybrid model to be introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show and an F Sport variant (with beefier brakes, a dynamic handling system and 19-inch wheels) to debut at SEMA. Sadly, the rumored GS-F seems increasingly unlikely.

Inside, the cabin is slated to feature premium leather upholstery and a massive 12.3-inch infotainment system which is controlled by a haptic mouse. Furthermore, Lexus will break from tradition and offer several new interior colors besides black, grey and beige.

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