All-new Lexus LS set for premiere at 2017 NAIAS

The all-new Lexus LS Sedan is scheduled to make its global premiere at the 2017 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit in January. The Lexus LS, into its fifth-generation, boasts an impressive outlook from the teaser image provided.

Since the introduction of the LS 400 in 1989 at the NAIAS, the range has made automotive history as a world-class car for the U.S. market. Not only did the vehicle make its mark by offering the drive performance, quietness, and luxury that consumers expected from a premium vehicle, but its unveiling also heralded the birth of the Lexus brand.

Now, 28 years later, the all-new LS sedan will be a world-class car for more than 90 countries around the globe, boasting a bold new look with a coupe-like silhouette. Built on Lexus’ new global architecture for luxury vehicles (GA–L), the premium rear-wheel drive platform—an extended version of that used in the LC 500—will offer a more dynamic experience on the road.

Inside the spacious cabin, luxurious appointments and visionary technology will provide drivers with the luxury experience they expect from a global flagship sedan.

Lexus LS fourth-generation

In November, Lexus U.S. unveiled the updated version of the previous generation LS 460. The 2017 Lexus LS offers a raft of driver-assist technologies, including the Advanced Pre-Collision System (A-PCS) with Collision Avoidance Assist. This system is designed to assist the driver in avoiding or mitigating frontal collisions with vehicles and pedestrians, under certain conditions.


With its Lexus-signature spindle grille and sleek profile, the Lexus LS 460 eschews cookie-cutter luxury design themes and also slices through the air with a very low 0.26 coefficient of drag.

The Lexus LS quietness is rooted in body construction details that minimize noise, right down to the wheel design. As the car drives, resonant noise is channeled from the main air chamber to adjacent hollow areas within the wheels via a resonator hole, cutting a significant source of road noise.

Beneath the sleek lines, standard frequency-dependent suspension dampers contribute to flat, agile handling and the uncanny ride smoothness that has long been a Lexus LS hallmark. Using Lexus Drive Select, you can tailor the car’s performance to your driving style or mood by selecting one of three settings: “Normal,” “Eco” or “Sport S”. Models equipped with the air suspension—including F SPORT—offer two additional drive settings, “Comfort” and “Sport S+.”

Quietly powerful, seamless acceleration remains a hallmark aspect of driving a Lexus LS, courtesy of a 4.6-liter V8 teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The original Lexus LS disrupted the premium sedan category by making a V8 standard when most others had a six-cylinder engine. Today, the 2017 Lexus LS remains one of the few in the class with a standard V8. Its 386 horsepower (359 hp with AWD) and 498 Nm (367 lb.-ft.) of torque move the LS 460 to highway speeds with consummate ease.

Edited: Lexus

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