The 2018 Lexus LS500 marks the first flagship redesign from the brand in over a decade and it has all the hype that we could expect. It was recently spotted sans camouflage on the roads of Japan.
Let’s check out if the car has what it takes to compete with the very attractive Germans:
|Engine||Twin Turbo V6|
|Safety||Luxury Safety system+|
2018 Lexus LS500 Exterior design – Breaking the conservation
Competing with the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-series, the new Lexus LS falls into a segment that manufacturers usually use to show off their ‘gentlemanliness’ and luxury. However, the lexus LS500 breaks the conservative lines with a sporty spindle grille and flowy front fascia. Its sides are ‘typically’ long and the rear gets long, sleek taillights.
2018 Lexus LS500 interior – Luxury defined!
Being a Lexus, we should expect certain amount of interior finesse and good equipment list. The Lexus LS500 takes this up a notch and is on par, or even better than most cars in the segment. Though based on the LC’s platform, the added 10” length helps to ensure a very spacious cabin.
The wooden works and ambient lighting inside the cabin are claimed to be inspired from Japanese wood work patterns and traditional lanterns. These along with the matriculate use of metal and premium leather exude premium quality.
Some features that this car comes with include a 12.3-inch touchscreen display pocketed in the dashboard, active noise cancellation, 28-way electrically adjustable front seats with heating, cooling and massaging function and a Mark Levison 3D sound system.
Safety: Luxury Safety system+ package is standard while an advanced safety package is provided as optional
2018 Lexus LS500 engine, specs
Powering the LS 500 is a 3.5-liter twin turbo V-6, in which Lexus claims to have incorporated F1 technology. This engine is capable of producing 415 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shift.
Four wheel drive, active sway bars, air suspension, and rear-axle steering are part of the optional equipment list.
A hybrid powertrain is expected later next year as well.
2018 Lexus LS500 price and release date
The Lexus LS500 will go on sale in USA in later this year while U.K launch is likely by early 2018. It will also come to India next year.
|2018 Lexus LS500 USA release||Late 2017|
|2018 Lexus LS500 UK release||Early 2018|
|2018 Lexus LS500 India launch||2018|