On October 19, Lexus began sales of its redesigned LS flagship sedan.
The all-new fifth-generation LS comes installed with a newly developed GA-L platform for “low, poised-to-pounce styling.” It features a six light cabin design with three glass windows (six in total) on each side of the vehicle. Combined with fenders that dynamically protrude from the vehicle’s sharp contour extending from the front to rear, the new LS offers a daring coupe silhouette.
As for the interior, elegant air vents that appear to flow along from the gauge hood to the passenger’s seat add to its spacious-looking cabin. These along with console armrests that blend in with the front seating contribute to its comfort and sense of security. In addition, Lexus created an operational layout that limits posture changes and movements in line of sight, centered on the driver, in establishing a cockpit that enables drivers to focus on driving.
The powertrain lineup features a newly developed 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and a 3.5-liter V6 multi-stage hybrid system. The twin-turbo engine offers an overwhelmingly quiet ride and exhilarating acceleration through its flat torque characteristics. The hybrid system controls the output of both the high-revolution gasoline engine and electric drive motor to generate an emotional ride and pleasant cruising that’s complemented by exceptional fuel efficiency.
The all-new Lexus LS is priced from 9.8 million yen to 16.8 million yen.
Written by Toshiya Kouketsu @DAYS
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)