Company Lexus unveiled the updated LS. On the sedan for the first time used a new method of body painting, which allowed us to achieve a deep silver color and features a set of advanced security systems, United under the common name Lexus Teammate.
Visual differences restyled Lexus LS from its predecessor is not much, but they all catch the eye. Here and completely new adaptive headlamp system BladeScan Type AHS, first seen on the Lexus RX crossover in 2019, and additional bumpers, and “gills” in front fenders. For the sedan also offers a new silver color Gin-ei Luster, which contains more aluminum scales and has a high density, which creates an absolute mirror-like surface that reacts to even slight changes of illumination.
In the cabin of the updated Lexus LS there’s a new media with 12.3-inch touchscreen display, which supports protocols SmartDeviceLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the door panels first used ornament Nishijin & Haku (haku is translated from Japanese as “sheet metal”) mimic the “reflections of moonlight in the sea water.” Seat gasket of viscoelastical urethane and deeper stitches better absorb vibration, and the front panel buttons are frequently used heated seats and steering wheel. In addition, with fine-tuning system of active noise reduction and improved acoustic comfort.
Among the technical changes – more “irregular” adaptive suspension and new engine mounts. In addition, the hybrid 500h LS (3.5 V6, 359 HP) during acceleration often involves an electric motor, petrol LS 500 (twin-turbo 3.5 V6, 422 strength) more readily reacts to the pressing of the accelerator pedal, and the transmission with a wider range of gear ratios and other timings switching allows for acceleration from city speeds to do without going into low gear.
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In the list of available equipment sedan added security systems Lexus Teammate. This variety of electronic AIDS like retaining strip and overtaking, as well as the advanced Parking assistant. It can, for example, supporting the angle to turn the steering wheel to fit in the Parking space.
Sales of restyled Lexus LS in Japan will begin before the end of the year. Then the sedan will come to other markets.