These are the first leaked photos of the new 2012 Lexus GS to hit the internet, which were posted on Chinese website Auto Sina.

It’s basically a much tamer version of the Lexus LF-Gh concept shown earlier this year. The new GS looks more sportier and youthful, and I’m glad they went with regular looking headlamps instead of the weird triple lens design on the LF-Gh concept!

The car shown here seems to be a GS 350 from the badging, and there’s also an AWD badge to signify all wheel drive. The GS 350 is the base model in a lot of countries for the existing GS, although some countries like Malaysia got a GS 300.

Word is that with the new 2012 GS, Lexus will introduce a lower end GS 250 to match their German competitors which all have baseline models to offer in markets where the consumer does not care for large thirsty engines.

Look after the jump for a small gallery of the leaked images.

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