The current generation of Japanese player in the segment, where reigns the Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7 series and Audi A8, entered the market three years ago. Traditional updates “mid-life” coming: according to rumors, an updated version of its most expensive Lexus sedan will present in the next year.
And at the moment, engineers seem to correct their own mistake. The change of generations of the Lexus LS marked in 2017, the refusal of the big naturally-aspirated V8 in favor of a compact six-cylinder engine with twin turbo. And, according to some, the Lexus was disappointed with the results of this change: the lovers of big sedans with big engines LS deleted from the list of preferences.
Therefore, according to Japanese publication Mag-X, decided to return the V8 in the engine range of the flagship, and it will happen just in the course of restyling. However, for the sake of environmental decency petrol engine will accompany the electric superstructure: sedan turn into a hybrid, and perhaps the most powerful version will again be known as the Lexus LS 600h. A modification to this index (with V8 and electrodisco) the model already was once, and developed its powerplant about 450 HP it is Not excluded that for the updated LS are adapting the very latest engine, on which work is in full swing.
Interestingly, in parallel cityradio can get and the frankly small unit. The sources claim that Lexus is seriously considering the prospect of creating a LS with four-cylinder engine. This version would be most accessible to the family (now the base sedan provide atmospheric V6 3.5 l) and partially replace the outgoing to the rest of the Lexus GS.
Other changes that overtake the sedan, during the restyling, will be reduced to slight improvements of appearance and improving the driving electronics, especially on the part of the driver’s assistants.