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 |  Jul 15 2011, 8:30 AM

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Infiniti won’t be the only Japanese luxury brand with something to unveil at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Our source inside Toyota let slip that the all-new, fourth generation Lexus GS luxury sedan will break cover at the world’s most prestigious historic car show.

When asked for confirmation, Lexus Communications Manager Ming-Jou Chen was coy in her response. “We haven’t made any announcements… but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep an eye out during Pebble Beach.”

Easily one of the most important product launches in the company’s history, the GS is heading to market to compete with recently-launched rivals from BMW, Mercedes and Audi. Starved for new product and hurt by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Lexus has seen slumping sales over the past year. The right product at the right time could help Lexus regain its spot at the number one luxury brand in America when the new GS goes on sale next year.

While Lexus is expected to offer several versions of the GS, including conventional gasoline powered models and a high-performance F version, look for the Pebble Beach car to be a hybrid. The design of the car will also point towards the future of the Lexus brand, inspired by the LF-Gh concept (above) first shown at the New York Auto Show earlier this year.

GALLERY: Lexus LF-Gh Concept

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See video of the Lexus LF-Gh Concept from its New York reveal after the jump:

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  • Kenji Hanai

    My Swedish friend uses a Lexus GS Highbred in the city of Gothenburg.
    He drove me around the city with his car middle of this June.
    I was impressed calmness stability in the city and dynamic acieration at the highway.
    He said me next year he will change his car to new Lexus.
    I will consider my next car from Jaguar to Lexus

  • Colum Wood

    Interesting. It seems like hybrids are finally starting to grow in popularity in Europe.

  • alponso fallen

    i love this car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ColleenPrince

    HOW DO I ATTEND THIS UNVEILING EVENT AT PEBBLE BEACH?I WILL BE IN PEBBLE BEACH FOR CAR WEEK. CAN I ATTEND THE EVENT PERSONALLY?
    THIS IS SO EXCITING?

  • Colum Wood

    Colleen:
    The Thursday unveiling will most likely be a private event. The car will be on display at the Lexus area at Pebble Beach the rest of the weekend though.

  • Norm

    a face only a mother would love-thank heaven I have a 2011 model. norm