The luxury is something that is quite normal for Lexus, and its newest and the largest sedan named LS 500 will come redesigned in almost every segment. This sedan is most likely originated from the beautiful 2012 LF-LC concept. Despite the fact that this is the largest sedan from Lexus, it’s athletic abilities are astonishing. We can also expect the introduction of some new system, especially in the safety department. The interior will also receive some minor tweaks, and there is going to be a lot of new or updated high-tech features. If you want to find out something more about new 2018 Lexus LS 500, stay with us because you are on the right page. Enjoy!
2018 Lexus LS 500 Exterior design
Just look at the exterior design and you will see why people who saw it at the car show in Detroit adore this vehicle. This flagship model from Lexus will receive some redesigns from the outside in order to provide more aggressive appearance as well as more satisfaction for the passengers. Engineers certainly succeed in that intention to pull out max from chassis, with use of new Lexus global architecture(GA-L) and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management(VDIM). The goal is to have top performance, handling balance and mobility, considering the size of sedan(wheelbase is 123-inch ). To archive this VDIM system use cooperative control of vehicle basic: braking, steering, suspension and engine.
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Now a bit of appearance, the front side will be the nicer part of this model and here we can see already recognizable spindle grille from Lexus. Just like as before, the top of the grille will lead into a long hood that will be bordered by flared front fenders that will, of course, flow into the front doors. Compared to the current model, the recently developed one will be just 0.6 inch lower. However, thanks to the more aggressive and stylish design, it looks like this model is so much lower than before. We can also expect different roofline.
On the bumper, we can notice a designed opening for fog lights. new 2018 Lexus LS 500 will use the Z-form headlamp with a LED projector and accent configuration. That means that the headlights will be slightly updated compared to the current model. The rear side is also a bit different, and everything is sportier and sleeker. At the sides, the wheels will be made from aluminum in 5 different shapes, size of 19-inches and 20-inch, with additional available 20-inch premium wheels. Also, in order to save some weight, we can expect high usage of lightweight materials ultra-high tensile steel and aluminum in the chassis construction. Car is 200 pounds lighter.
Lexus LS 500 2018 Interior design
There is no word to describe you how the cabin looks. Everything inside is simply amazing, and you just need to look that. You will definitely enjoy, and if you are a lucky man who can buy this vehicle, then your satisfaction will be definitely amazing. Everything in the cabin is so luxurious, and everything looks so expensive. Let’s start from the comfort. The standard upholstery for all the seats will be leather, but not only for the seats. We can also see leather on the dashboard, on the steering wheel, on the door trims. Also, the wood will be visible on the steering wheel, and that combination with the leather will look so nice. Color choice will be Gray Sapele Wood, Art Wood Organic, Art Wood Herringbone, and Aluminum.
2018 Lexus LS 500 interior
Features are many, like: 3D surround sound system by Mark Levinson, 28-way power front seats with heating and cooling, color heads-up display(24 inches)…Furthermore, there is standard instrument panel 12.3-inch infotainment screen with analog gauges and navigation. Behind the front seats, we can expect a lot of space, and passengers at the rear will have quite enough legroom. Also, this model will have the wheelbase of 123-inches and length of 206 inches which means that it will be longer than before. A merit for that goes to the stretched version of the LC 500 coupe’s platform.
New Lexus LS 500 2018 Safety features and driver support:
– Intuitive Pedestrian Detection
– Active Steering within the lane
Engine and Performance
Underneath the bonnet, the approaching 2018 Lexus LS 500 will be powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. This newly engine will be mated to the new a 10-speed automatic transmission. This time, the engineers put performance up front, so this engine will be capable of delivering up to amazing 415 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. According to Company, the acceleration from 0-60 mph will be only 4.5 seconds. The information about the EPA rates is not available, but we can expect similar consumption as before.
Price and Release date
The pricing information about this model has not been announced. The release date will be in the last three months of 2017.
2018 Lexus LS 500 photos