The existing Lexus LS is currently entering its tenth year survival on the market, making it a real dinosaur in automotive language, but the latest news is that a redesigned version of the current Ls is under preparation for the model year 2016. The 2016 Lexus LS is expected to come with only minor updates in its internal and external styling as well as in its engine section. It comes in three trim levels, such as LS 460, LS F Sport and LS Hybrid.
2016 Lexus LS Exterior
Lexus has added extraordinary body glue in more areas for improved body firmness and handling. In addition to available body colors, the automaker has released the new LS with two new attractive body colors, such as Star fire Pearl and Eminent White Pearl. All the non-hybrid models come set with run-flat summer tires.
Each model of the new LS comes with different body colors. The LS and Hybrid models come with eight body colors, whereas the LS F Sport comes with six body colors.
The accessible Adaptive Variable Air Suspension provided replaces traditional coil springs with electronically regulated air springs and adjustable shock absorbers, for matchless travel comfort and control. The system regulates for highway conditions and driving style automatically, and also tailors its reaction derived from the driver-selectable Normal, Comfort, Sport and Sport S or S+ driving modes, as well. The arrangement in the LS F SPORT goes one-step further, with a lowered posture and track change by the suspension found in the LFA super sedan.
2016 Lexus LS Interior
Inside the cabin of the LS, the multimedia structure has been updated to perk up the usability. The navigation explicit has been restructured so that the charts display across the complete 12.3-inch monitor. Fresh menu shortcuts have also been included to the side of the monitor for rapid access to functions. Moreover, there is an improved voice activation arrangement, as well to make controls even easier to implement.
The Remote Touch Interface in the cabin features fresh enter and back keys to allow the interface yet easier to use.
One supplementary update worth mentioning is the accessibility of the Enform Service Connect attribute of Lexus for the opening time on the 2016 LS. It supplies information, like maintenance warnings as well as a vehicle the health report of the vehicle, which will be offered based on a trial subscription for one year.
The 2016 Lexus LS engine will be powered by the same powertrain as that of the outgoing model. As a result, the new LS comes outfitted with a V8 engine with the displacement of 4.6-liters that offers the new vehicle the essential power of 386 HP. The higher end models are expected to be powered by a V8 engine with the displacement of 5.0 liters to produce a maximum power of 438 horsepower in combination with an electric motor. This 5.0-liter engine is offered to models with an extended wheelbase only.
Price and the release date
All models of the new Lexus LS 2016 will be available for sale during the last part of 2015 and the early part of 2016. Regarding pricing, each model comes with different price, such as:
The base price of the LS 460 model with the RWD will be $ 72,520, whereas the AWD model will be available at $ 75,465.
The base price of the 2016 Lexus LS 460 F SPORT model with the RWD will be $ 80,870, whereas the AWD model will be available at $ 83,325.
The LS Hybrid model comes only with the all-wheel drive mode and it will be available at a base price of $ 120,440.
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