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Spied: Toyota Crown spotted being pitted against Merc E-Class

Spied: Toyota Crown spotted being pitted against Merc E-Class image

Aurick Go / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | June 30, 2017 11:59

Toyota Crown executive saloon test mule hides in full camo

With Lexus' ES and GS executive saloons being similarly sized, even our spies were a bit more puzzled as to which it exactly was they've seen rolling around Germany in full camouflage. Considering the fact that this particular vehicle was being benchmarked against a Mercedes E-Class, we initially thought of the next-gen ES.

Spied: Is this the next Lexus ES or GS?

Several rumors suggest that the current GS will be the last model of its kind – with development for the upcoming model supposedly being canceled. Since the GS won't be having a successor, this may well be a Lexus ES. If not that, maybe Lexus will introduce a new model altogether?

Quite interesting as well on this test mule is the apparent absense of a 'spindle grill' which defines the front end of every Lexus model.

Spied: Is this the next Lexus ES or GS?

Considering the heavy camo and scarce details, there’s not much to point out other than the fact that this mule is a hybrid (a round yellow sticker on the rear glass supposedly hinting to such).

Spied: Is this the next Lexus ES or GS?

As it turns out, this test mule the next-gen Toyota Crown. Hence the absence of a spindle grill.