2018 Lexus LS — Sneak Peeks of 2018 Lexus LS. After almost ten years since its launch, the fourth generation of Lexus LS finally gets an update it clearly deserves. The prototype was spotted doing some tests, and from the spy shots we got, this car clearly gets some exciting updates.
2018 Lexus LS Specifications
Spy shots, Exterior, Interior design
The engineers did an excellent job in camouflaging the new 2018 Lexus LS car because there is barely any changes in styling we can spot. However, it is clear that this new car has pretty much the same proportion with the outgoing model, but with slightly wider track. Furthermore, the newest spy shots also revamped this car’s revamped headlights, taillights and the new grille with more massive size.
All the parts are heavily disguised, but the massive front grille and bumper are left opened. The fact that the bumper is not covered hints to a critical thing.
It is possible that Toyota applies sensors in that area which indicates to semi-autonomous driving feature. We can also expect new Lexus LS to come with more driving assistance features from parking assistance to collision prevention.
In addition, this new 2018 LS car rides on Lexus LC’s rear-wheel drive platform. Thanks to the new platform, this car has the lower center of gravity and improved sturdiness.
Engine — 2018 Lexus LS
Lexus LS 2018 will probably come in three models: 2018 Lexus LS 500, LS 500h and LS F. LS 500 will be powered by the naturally aspirated V8 engine with 471 HP. While, LS 500h gets plug-in hybrid powertrain with an electric train and V6 engine that delivers 354 HP.
Meanwhile, the third model, 2018 Lexus LS F will get the twin turbo version of 5.0 L V8 engine from the current car. With 600 HP, this model will definitely appeal to those who prefer more powerful performance.
There is a possibility that a fourth model with hydrogen fuel cell will also be produced. However, this one is not going to be produced and launched together with the other versions.
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Toyota Mirai which is also powered by hydrogen fuel cell is currently on sale right now. Therefore, the company wants to wait for Mirai’s sales result before giving an okay for hydrogen-powered Lexus LS to enter production. If Mirai sales well, Lexus LS with hydrogen fuel cell maybe will see the light of the day at the end of 2020.
2018 Lexus LS Release Date and Price
The redesign will be started in 2017. And, the Lexus LS car will be launched in 2018, probably mid-year. Pricing has yet to be announced. So, let’s just wait for further updates from the company.
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