Count them, please. There are three-thousand differences between the new Lexus LS and the out-going model. And the result? Hard to be sure, to be honest, as it will be some time before it emerges into the big bad world. However, Lexus says the steering delivers 'noticeable improvements in accuracy and turn-in response', and that the braking system 'has been adjusted to give more immediate power and better pedal feel'. That makes two changes, leaving us miles off three-thousand. Further highlights include the new Drive Mode Select system. This enables motorists to change the set-up to focus more, or less, on comfort, performance, and handling. Options are: Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport S, and Sport S+.
That makes three changes.
Number four is the revised styling that brings the new Lexus LS in-line with the rest of the manufacturer's range. It, therefore, looks tremendous. This lifestyle statement has a few new toys too. Highlights include the Lane-Keep Assist System that now responds to 'external factors such as changes in road camber'. That makes five differences, and the rear entertainment system's new Blu-Ray player equals six. The new Lexus LS comes in three forms: LS 460, LS 600h (hybrid), and – for the first time – a sharper F-Sport. This sits lower to the ground than its siblings, has sportier styling, stronger brakes, and a limited slip differential. As such, we have counted at least ten changes. We now have to wait for the LS' launch to see the other two-thousand nine-hundred and ninety.
By Stephen Turvil
Mon, 20 Aug 2012