The new Lexus LS displays even greater refinement and an evolution of the advanced technologies and superior quality that has been integral to each generation of the vehicle since the original model was launched in 1989.
The most obvious changes are to the exterior styling, where it adopts the distinctive Lexus spindle front grille design, but the development of the model goes much deeper to include improved driving dynamics, better sound insulation and more sophisticated and effective preventive safety systems. In all, more than 3,000 changes have been made to the current LS, including three world-firsts and 15 “Lexus-first” features and technologies.
Lexus enhanced the dynamic performance by including the use of laser screw welding and adhesive body bonding techniques. The result is a more comfortable ride, but with no loss of handling agility. It has also developed the LS’s Adaptive Variable Suspension with a new four-wheel interlock control, which suppresses roll, pitch and heave vibration at all four wheels simultaneously. Damping response has been made smoother and more highly controlled to give a flatter, road-hugging ride.
The new LS gains another Lexus first in the form of its Drive Mode Select, offering five switchable driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport S and Sport S+. These modes provide easy adjustment of vehicle systems to help deliver the driver’s preferred balance of economy, comfort, performance and handling characteristics. To keep up with the latest Lexus news, visit the Lexus Facebook Fan Page or follow them on twitter via @Lexus_SA.