The world's most powerful full hybrid V8 continues to showcase the very best of Lexus - a bold blend of world-leading refinement and luxury with advanced technology and enhanced driving dynamics. The most sophisticated LS yet, the latest Lexus flagship incorporates thousands of updated, improved, and redesigned components as well as state-of-the-art innovations delivering a commanding and assured on-road statement.
Reflecting the direction next-generation Lexus models will take, the bold, sophisticated dynamism of the new spindle grille frontal design awards the vehicle a combination of enhanced elegance, greater road presence and stronger brand identity entirely appropriate to a flagship model.
The heightened perceptions of aggression and dynamism represented by the new spindle grille design herald a significant improvement in driving dynamics, responsiveness and handling agility.
A steering wheel available in a new traditional stripped wood Shimamoku finish expresses the impressive attention to detail of Japanese craftsman.
Beauty, modernity, craftsmanship: A new
appreciation of the LS.
The LS lays claim to being amongst the quietest, most comfortable cars in the world. Improvements have been made to engine, road and wind noise sound insulation, and the latest luxury sedan may be fitted with Lexus-first, hollow chamber noise reduction wheels.
The driving dynamics of the LS have been rigorously upgraded to combine the refinement, ride comfort, and high speed stability appropriate to the flagship to the Lexus model range with greater handling agility and a more sporting and engaging driving experience.
Body rigidity has been improved and aerodynamics enhanced to offer an even flatter, road-hugging ride with excellent damping characteristics for maximum comfort. The electric power steering, and both air and coil spring Multilink suspension systems have been revised to improve steering feel and response, vehicle agility and high-speed stability.
With 438 total system horsepower and a 0-to-60 time of 5.6 seconds, it's no wonder the LS 600h L is a leader among luxury hybrids. Pairing a powerful 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine with cutting-edge hybrid technology, the LS 600h L delivers smooth, seamless power you wouldn't expect from any hybrid.
Lexus Hybrid Drive (LHD) combines an advanced electric motor and powerful gasoline engine to deliver the perfectly balanced drive. Like the very best conductors, LHD orchestrates peak performance from its twin powerplants while also dramatically improving fuel-efficiency. When the electric motor operates alone, LHD provides a silent environment inside and outside the Lexus. It outputs zero CO2 emissions, and even in concert with the gasoline engine, delivers a clean-running operation to complete the four pillars of the LHD experience.
Lexus employs a unique, Advanced Craftsmanship production process for the LS flagship, fusing state-of-the-art manufacturing and the ultimate in digital measurement technology with the expertise of Takumi master craftsmen. Working alongside rigorously trained technicians, significant improvements have been achieved in the perceived quality of every component, including the tactile quality of surfaces, the visual quality of component fit and surface finishes, and even the aural quality of the engine note.
At the push of a button, Climate Concierge automatically monitors the temperature of four separate climate zones and adjusts not just the fans but also the temperature of the seats and steering wheel individually to reach the preset level of comfort as quickly as possible. Using sensors to measure factors like ambient temperature and occupant body heat, the system automatically controls the climate of multiple zones, meaning there's no need to make manual adjustments. The system even detects harmful particulates in outside air and changes the circulation mode from "fresh air" to "recirculate."
The award-winning Remote Touch Interface (RTI) offers comprehensive infotainment system control via a 12.3" LCD multi display screen - the industry's largest. In addition, the Lexus LS is fitted as standard with a Premium Surround Sound System featuring a 9-channel amplifier, 10 speakers and a digital radio tuner. The Lexus LS Rear Seat Entertainment System features a separate DVD player and Blu-ray® player, and a 9" VGA screen for the 5.1 home theatre entertainment experience of the Mark Levinson® Reference Surround System.
In further developing safety technology for the Lexus flagship, a focus was placed on decreasing the most common types of fatal accidents in the developed world, those involving pedestrians and those caused by vehicles deviating from their lane.
A new, Adaptive High-beam System (AHS) automatically switches between low, high and shielded beam modes and can increase the time spent driving under high beam illumination by up to 50%. The Lane-keeping Assist system (LKA) has been enhanced to automatically correct deviations caused by road camber changes and crosswinds. A Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system and Lexus Night View are also available.
Reflecting a more spirited driving style,
the LS F SPORT ride height is lowered by 10mm and features an exclusive front grille, bumper treatment, 19" alloys, and exclusive wheel paints and grade-specific badging.
The LS F SPORT combines class-leading quietness and comfort with a more sporting, dynamic chassis set-up to enhance traction, grip, handling agility, and driver involvement.
The LS F SPORT model interior design features a choice of two exclusive color schemes, 16-way electrically adjustable, F SPORT emblem-embossed authentic sports seats, a dimple-perforated leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, a matching leather gear lever, and sporting aluminum pedals and scuff plates.
All LS F SPORT models offer steering wheel-mounted, paddle shift manual override transmission control. Unique to the rear-wheel drive LS 460 models, automatic throttle blipping on downshifts offers a more engaging driving experience.
The LS 460 F SPORT also features an engine intake sound creator, which introduces engine sound and vibration as a pleasing note in the cabin.