Lexus GS Getting 2-Liter Turbo in Japan

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It's safe to say Lexus isn't a fan of the turbocharged engines. The official word was that hybrid powertrains deliver better economy and are more viable going forward. But just like BMW, this Japanese luxury automaker is slowly warming up to the idea of forced induction.
Lexus has already confirmed the LF-NX concept will be shown in Tokyo later this month with a new 2-liter turbo powertrain, which we know will actually power the production SUV as well.

But it seems more turbo power is on the way, a lot more in fact. According to Japanese fan site Lexus Musts, the GS 200t name has been trademarked in Japan, the same moniker as the NX 200t.

The trademark appears to have been made earlier today and indicates a 2-liter turbo will be available in the GS. No info about the power output has leaked online, and some suggest this is a direct replacement for the 2.5-liter V6.

However, I believe the 200t will have less power, probably around the 180 hp mark which is standard for mid-size sedans. We say this because the GS 200t is shaping up to be a low-cost Japanese market model.
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