The new Lexus LS is a European Premiere for Lexus at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. The Japanese manufacturer debuted the new Lexus LS at the Detroit Motor Show 2017 at the start of the year. We took a closer look!
Lexus have traditionally been more popular in the US and Asia than in Europe. Recent models have had extremely good reviews though and the new Lexus LS is expected to do very well. For the new Lexus LS, the Japanese company have opted for a sleeker, more Coupe-esque shape. It sits on a rear wheel drive platform which was also used for the new LC Coupe.
The Lexus LS should have supreme ride quality as a rust of Lexus’ stiffest ever platform. It gets the latest generation Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management technology which controls braking, steering, powertrain and suspension. The Lexus Dynamic Handling System also fine tunes the independent front and rear steering. Aluminium construction sheds 90 kg of weight.
Power comes from a new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. Total output is 415 hp and 600 Nm of torque, enough for a projected 0-60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time of just 4.5 seconds. The power is driven to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic torque converter transmission.