has taken the wraps of its new Lexus LS series as it unveiled the latest
version of the Ls460 as well as a new hybrid version, the Lexus LS 600h and a
sportier F-series model.
exterior of the new LS has been comprehensively redesigned, according to Lexus
offiicials, who emphasized the latest version can be equipped with all-LED
exterior lighting, including vertical foglamps incorporating the world’s
smallest PES lens, and unique, L-shaped, seamless light tube Daytime Running
the direction next-generation Lexus models will take, the LS460 also features a
new spindle grille frontal design awards the vehicle a
of enhanced elegance, greater road presence and stronger brand identity
appropriate to a flagship model.The heightened perception of dynamism
represented by the new spindle grille design heralds a significant improvement
in driving dynamics, responsiveness and handling agility.
new, laser screw welding and adhesive body bonding techniques have increased
rigidity. This not only enhances stability, but also allows for a more
comfortable ride without undercutting the car’s handling agility.
LS460 is also equipped with a new
4-wheel interlock control evolution of the Adaptive Variable Suspension, pitch and bounce control has been enhanced to
give an even flatter, road-hugging
The revised steering offers immediately noticeable improvements in accuracy and
And the braking system has been enhanced for more immediate power and
new Drive Mode Select system features up to five switchable driving modes –
comfort, normal, Sport S and Sport S+, to optimise the driver’s preferred combination
of economy, comfort, performance and handling characteristics.
all-new LS F SPORT combines more sporting, aggressive exterior and interior
genuine dynamic enhancements, including the lowering of ride height by 10 mm,
Brembo® 6-pot calliper front brakes, and paddle
drive LS 460 models further benefit from the addition of a Torsen limited
differential and paddle shift incorporating automatic throttle blipping on
600h versions are equipped with an Active Stabiliser System.
The LS 460 F SPORT also adds an intake sound
creator to the engine, amplifying the
of the intake pulse, which is also brought right into the cabin. By Joseph Szczesny