Next Generation of Lexus LS Body Construction Will Use Advanced Materials

The next generation of the Lexus LS flagship sedan (chassis code XF50) is set to be unveiled as early as next year.


Above image: the current Lexus LS460 (2014 model year model shown)

Today we got some tips from our Toyota insider. The major news is the all-new designed LS will utilize a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber, in large percentage (as high as 80%) of its body structure.

Compared to the German competitors, the upcoming BMW 7-series (G11/G12) will use the similar approach, by incorporating the carbon fiber tube inside as the core of the aluminum structural parts; the current Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222) is using aluminum and steel construction; while the Audi A8 is full aluminum.

Therefore, this will put the next Lexus LS ahead of its competitors from the material technology aspect.

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