Lexus LS 500h explained in detail

  • Lexus LS 500h explained in detail

Lexus LS 500h explained in detail

The original luxury disruptor, the Lexus LS, has for almost three decades set the benchmarks for powertrain smoothness, ride quietness, craftsmanship, attention to detail, documented dependability and long-term quality, the company said. The hybrid LS 500h has a starting price of $80,505.

The Lexus flagship is built on the new ultra-rigid Global Architecture - Luxury (GA-L) platform, which provides the framework for precision handling.

As you can see, it has a new design as well. "The LS not only offers unsurpassed performance, style and luxury, its competitive pricing makes it a great value as well", said Lexus Group Vice President and Division General Manager, Jeff Bracken.

The standard powertrain in the 2018 LS is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 producing 415 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque.

Under the bonnet, the saloon is loaded with a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid unit which is assisted by two electric motors that in combination develop 354 bhp of maximum power which is mated to a 10-speed transmission. It is powered by 84 cells lithium-ion battery. The SUV is also capable of hitting 100 kmph in just 5.4 seconds.

The intricately designed cabin has a "Takumi" (master craftsman) level of craftsmanship. Available only on the standard LS 500 is the Executive Package, which adds butterfly power-retractable front headrests, 22-way power rear seats with butterfly headrests, as well as memory and multifunction massage. This new sophisticated VDIM system integrates and controls six different vehicle dynamic movements.

Luxury Package - 28-way power passenger seat with multifunction massage, passenger-seat power cushion extender, 18-way heated and ventilated power-reclining rear seats with memory, remote adjustment for passenger seat, four-zone climate concierge.

Also confirmed to be offered is Kiriko cut glass trim and hand-pleated fabric on the doors, which would certainly enhance what already looks to be a very classy place to be in.