2018 Lexus LS500 Exterior, Interior Design
First taking a look at the all-new 2018 Lexus LS500 you can see this is a huge vehicle this is the company’s flagship sedan so it’s a very important model in showcasing where Lexus is going in the next few years.
2018 Lexus LS500 Exterior
Looking at the platform this is an all-new platform Orion’s on the Gow platform let me rephrase that too it stands for global architectural luxury it’s the same platform that underpins the all-new LC 500.
The 2018 Lexus LS500 basically just stretched it out they made it a lot larger they gave it a much lower sleeker appearance to it.Speaking of this Alma platform it’s actually reduced the weight of the LS by about 200 pounds which is pretty significant especially considering how big this thing is Lexus promised this is this is the most performance oriented LS that’s 40 is to drive basically.
2018 Lexus LS500 Design
The design its 11th you know you can either love it or hate it I think it’s a very elegant look I especially like the new taillights LEDs obviously they kind of mimic the L shape that Lexus is famous for they also nicely integrate into the rear quarter-panel it’s a very sleek elegant modern design for sure.
19 and 20-inch wheels are available with 5 different variations this particular one are the 20-inch wheels they’re very shiny I mean this whole car in general has a very shiny look to it especially it doesn’t really go with the whole conservative design language that Lexus is typically known for.
the wheelbase has actually been stretched about 1.3 inches compared to the old model which definitely gives this vehicle much more imposing stance to it.
The front this is basically where Lexus has gotten a lot of criticism in the past you have basically the same corporate face that Lexus has been showing spindle grill with this very interesting three-dimensional look in the grille the signature l-shaped LEDs for the daytime running lights LED headlights of course are standard equipment on this model.
2018 Lexus LS500 Engine
Speaking of underneath the hood because this is a big surprise that Lexus introduced even though there’s an LS 500 bag it’s not a 5-liter v8 like in the LC instead you have the first ever 3.5 liter twin turbo v6 it’s been specifically developed for the LS.
Lexus claims it has v8 like power it reaches 415 horsepower and 443 pounds or torque definitely an improvement over the 389 that the old 4.6 liter gave you now it’s paired with an all-new 10 speed automatically first-ever 10 speed in this large luxury segment.
if you remember the old LS when it was introduced in 2007 introduced the first 8-speed Auto Lexus is doing again with an all-new 10 speed automatic and it’s definitely made his vehicle quick Lexus claims a zero to sixty performance of around 4.5 seconds they’re also claiming best-in-class fuel economy combine them with a lightweight and you have basically what it is the sporty is to drive LS that Lexus has ever offered.
2018 Lexus LS500 Interior
I have to say it’s a really impressive interior I mean I wouldn’t expect any less this is the company’s flagship offering plenty of wood plenty of leather. Really comfortable soft seat leather you find on the seats on the dashboard lots of stitching everywhere in fact I see a lot of Mercedes influence in the cabin design. Especially from the way the flowing wood goes on the – you have LCD screens galore you have a 12 inch LCD in the center stack you have the full LCD in the instrument panel and then lexus says that there aren’t going to offer what is the largest head-up display a 24 inch head-up display sitting right in front the driver that occupies the space in the windshield.
2018 Lexus LS500 Release Date and Price
The technology Lexus basically is coming full force here with an attack on the Germans. I mean Mercedes is basically the class leader with the s-class so Lexus is trying to reinvent the segment again all new LS
You can expect the all new 2018 Lexus LS500 to go on sale by the end of 2017 with obviously no pricing at announced however they did announce pricing on the all new LC 500 cube which is like around $92.000. I wouldn’t expect the LS to be any less expensive than that model so it’ll definitely be an impressive vehicle when Lexus does eventually bring this to market.