LEXUS LS 500 PRICE: RELEASE DATE:
est. from $90,000-plus
late 2017 Since the introduction of the Lexus marque nearly three decades ago, the LS has been the brand’s flagship sedan, consistently setting benchmarks for smooth performance and reliability. This year the venerable nameplate has been transformed onto a longer wheelbase, while the outgoing model’s V-8 has been replaced by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 rated at 415 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque.
In addition, there’s also a hybrid variant available. The LS comes with its well-heeled rear-wheel drive standard, but look for an all-wheel option soon.
In the cabin, Lexus retains look and feel of Omotenashi, the endearing concept of Japanese hospitality. That means the LS 500 takes attentive care of the driver and passengers with a bevy of new tech features including an updated multimedia system, heated, ventilated and massaging seats front and rear, and a nimble pedestrian detection system. BT