NEWS: New Lexus LS Range Unveiled
We love the Lexus LS range here at www.roadmagazine.co.uk: It's THE perfect limo. When we tested the LS600h (http://issuu.com/roadonlinemagazine/docs/road_15), we found it lacking nothing and nigh-on-perfect. But Lexus obviously thought their flagship model could be improved upon, amazingly – as they have just revealed a brand new LS range, starting from £71,995 and including world-first technologies – like their digital ‘climate concierge’ system (monitoring facial temperatures of the driver and passengers!). Luxury is all in the details folks!
There's also a brand new F Sport model available for the first time (pictured), a re-introduction of the LS 460 petrol model following requests from customers and there will be three models in the range: LS 460 Luxury, LS 460 F Sport and a full hybrid, 5.0-litre V8 with 439bhp LS 600h L Premier, costing £99,495. The LS is available to order now, with customer deliveries from January 2013.
Lexus say: "True to Lexus tradition, the price tag includes a high specification that is rich in advanced ‘world-first’ technology and luxury features, combined with precision fit and finish and attention to detail. For the first time, the LS range includes an F Sport model, combining sporting exterior and interior design elements with numerous dynamic enhancements."
The LS 460 also makes a welcome return, in two trims, Luxury and F Sport and is powered by a 382bhp (285kW) 4.6-litre V8 Dual VVT-i petrol engine. The Luxury is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, and LED daytime running lights. Cabin comfort is assured with leather upholstery, four zone climate control featuring nanoe technology, and air conditioned electrically adjustable front seats (16-way for driver and 14-way for front passengers). The interior is lit by the world’s first Dynamic Illumination System with soft white interior lamps and a dynamic instrument panel lighting that moves and changes in intensity in line with vehicle start-up and switch-off. On-board entertainment is provided by a 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system with DVD player, DAB tuner, Bluetooth and USB/Aux ports. Satellite Navigation and on-board entertainment information is presented on a 12.3-inch central display – the largest on the market today. Meanwhile, the LS 460 F Sport builds on the Luxury specification with 19-inch F Sport alloys, Brembo brakes, a lateral damping system, a Torsen limited slip differential, and suspension modifications. The exterior look of the car is augmented with F Sport design elements, including a more aggressive front spindle grille and sports styled bumpers. The interior has a sportier look too, with a dark cabin finish, perforated leather seats and steering wheel; Lexus scuff plates, aluminium pedals, and an aluminium effect finish on the dashboard.
There will be a range of options, to go with the well-specced LS range, including: Night view system, which captures images of the night time field of view using a near-infra red camera and displays the night vision images on the 12.3-inch central display, as well as metallic or mica paint, in a range of eight exterior colours in the LS Luxury and Premier and seven in the F Sport range (which will have black upholstery as standard, but can be specified with Sport White). F Sport models will also feature aluminium dashboard inserts as standard, regardless of interior upholstery.
New LS prices
|LS 460 Luxury||£71,995|
|LS 460 F Sport||£74,495|
|LS 600h L Premier||£99,495|
|Night view system||£1,515|
We can't wait to try it out... and play with the new toys!
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