2018 Lexus LS based on LF-FC Concept

The 2018 Lexus LS is a premium sedan, which will be made from a very attractive Lexus LF-FC Concept. The model was unveiled at the 2015 Motor Show in Tokyo, it was the star at first sight. Based on insight at concept cabin, the next LS interior will be exceptional in any way. The current Lexus LS is the fourth generation model in the lineup and it is more than a decade old. Consistent with a report from company resources, the new LS will debut sometime during the concluding part of 2017. The Lexus-focused blog is speculating the introduction timeline from 2015 on-sale date, besides their rendering of the all-fresh model. Seems like Motor Show premiere in Detroit is something that could happen very easily. Most of all, the very first Lexus LS and the present LS debuted at the same Auto Show.

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2018 Lexus LS front

2018 Lexus LS Exterior

There are no sufficient authorized details about the exact body design of the 2018 Lexus. Furthermore, it will most positively be a back-wheel drive sedan and its external design is expected to be based on the Lexus LF-FC concept. Similar to the Lexus LC, the new sedan may be anchored in a new rear-wheel-drive podium that would be an element of the new commercial global structural design for luxury automobiles. Like now, four-wheel drive drivetrain system and an extended-wheelbase adaptation would be available.

The new model is equipped with redesigned headlights that are designed with the LED technology, door handles, wheels, and mirrors. The spoiler in the front will now accommodate a pair of mist lights. The front part also gets a slightly redesigned grille and it comes with a more fundamental horizontal line design.

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Lexus LF-FC Flagship Concept 2

2018 Lexus LS 2018 Interior

Unlike the exterior, the interior of the new Lexus LS 2018 will get more changes. The new sedan is expected to be more luxurious and comfortable than before to vie competently with its class contestants, such as BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S-Class, Jaguar XJ and Audi A8. Besides the floating seats in the front and the reclining seats at the back, the new model LS is expected to come with a “jaw-dropping” interior. Its state-of-the-art interior comes equipped with the electronic instrument cluster, hand sign acknowledgment technology to control the climate control and audio systems. It also comes equipped with a full-length middle console with a collection of touch-screen displays. Finally, the interior of the new 2018 Lexus LS 500 will be more contented and lavish than other models in the lineup.

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Lexus LF-FC Flagship Concept 9


Both the US and UK versions of the new 2018 Lexus LS should come with two engine options. This would be a V6 petrol powertrain with the displacement of 3.5 liters with 415 ponies and another power unit would be a hybrid variant (LS 500h). From0-60 mph it will run for 4,5 sec, while hybrid goes for a bit more than 5 seconds. Unfortunately there no more detail about the engine, Toyota keeps it very well hidden.

Base price and the date of release

The new Lexus LS 500 2018 release date is expected to be sometime during the last quarter of 2017. Regarding pricing, the starting price of the new sedan will be less than that of the usual transaction cost of the BMW 6 Series, which is now available at $88,700. Some rumors suggest that the sedan will be available at a preliminary price of $ 50,000, but the automaker has not yet confirmed this price.

Check also: 2017 Lexus IS
Lexus LF-FC Concept Photos

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