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More News: The 5th-Generation Lexus LS

One week ago we have mentioned the plan of the next Lexus LS flagship sedan, today we got some good news for you: it will be debuted earlier than we have expected: probably in the 2016 North American International Auto Show, to be held in Detroit next January.


We have also known some more details about the full-size sedan’s engines:

– 5.0L naturally aspirated V8, output around 469hp (LS500);
– 5.0L V8 + electric motor hybrid powertrain, combined output: ~543hp (LS500h)

The current LS460 is behind its competitors regarding the engine output, with “only” 386hp coming out of the 4.6L V8, it is way behind the BMW 750i’s 445hp, Mercedes-Benz S550’s 449hp and also Audi A8 4...

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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 A...

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Latest Update on the All-New 2017 Lexus LS Flagship Sedan

Last December we have reported some information regarding the next-gen Lexus LS sedan. Today we are going to show you more exciting updates.

First is a test mule of the 5th-gen (XF50) LS sedan, probably coming as the 2017 model year, is caught by Japanese magazine “MAG-X”. Below is one of the spy shot (for the complete photo set please see the gallery at the end of this article).


Please note that this is just a test mule, which means it is using the current LS exterior shell, but with new powerplant and chassis underside. This explains why you may find in the spyshot the car looks just like a current LS with camouflage.

The next news is: Lexus has recently trademarked th...

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Redesigned Lexus LS Sedan To Be Debuted 2016, Fuel Cell Variant Possible

 Lexus LS: Looking Back In Time

The current Lexus LS flagship sedan’s design (chassis code XF40, the 4th generation) can be traced back to 13 years ago. The development lasted for around 5 years, and Lexus unveiled the production version in January at the 2006 Detroit auto show as a 2007 model.

In 2006, the 4th-gen LS sedan showcased some new technology, all of them were the first in the industry. For example, the 1UR-FSE V8 engine with dual fuel injection (direct plus port inject); the 8-speed automatic transmission; the AC system with infrared body temperature sensors etc. You wouldn’t find any other cars that had that technology at that particular time.


Now, 9 years ...

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Lexus Has Big Plan – Upcoming New Models: LS, RC-FS, SC

Maybe you have read our report yesterday regarding new V8s that Lexus is working on currently.

Well, there are reasons that Lexus develops those new engines, and it looks like that is a part of a big plan Lexus is gruadually unfolding, step by step, and cautiously.

The first part of the plan is the next generation LS flagship sedan. Two years ago, when Lexus revealed the “new” LS, some of us were disappointed by the fact that the new flagship sedan, is actually not a “real” new design...

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