Details of the flagship 2021 Lexus LS sedan have been released ahead of the January 20 on-sale date.
Design-wise, the new LS features a new grille, front bumper, tail-light accents and new high-grade LED headlights featuring advanced BladeScan adaptive high-beam technology.
Sports Luxury grades also get a "hollow chamber" alloy wheel design and run-flat tyres.
Internally, the LS features a new widescreen 12.3-inch touch-display and 23-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system. There is also new multi-layered urethane seat cushioning for added comfort.
An increase of safety features sees a digital rear-view mirror, as well as intersection turning assist added. F Sport variants also gain active steering assist, speed reduction on curves with the Lane Tracing Assist system, front cross-traffic alert, and a radar that can detect vehicles approaching diagonally in front of the vehicle.
A new silver-hued exterior paint finish will also be available across the range dubbed Lustre Shadow which incorporates aluminium flakes in what the company describes as “a smooth mirror-like finish”.
The 264kW 3.5-litre normally aspirated V6 multi-stage hybrid system of the LS500h has also been tweaked by increasing the level of assistance from the high-voltage lithium-ion battery to the electric motor. This also makes for quieter driving.
The 310kW 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine in the LS500 also gets a new lip design on the upper surface of the pistons to reduce noise when the engine is cold.
For a smoother ride, the Adaptive Variable Suspension employs a revised linear solenoid and enlarged flow path inside the control valve.
For a full model breakdown please see below.
2021 Lexus LS pricing (excluding on-road costs):
LS500 and LS500h F Sport - $195,953
LS500 and LS500h Sports Luxury - $201,078
2021 Lexus LS equipment highlights
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension
  • Height adjustable Multi-link Front and Rear Air Suspension
  • Clearance and Reversing Sonar (8 head) with Front Cross-Traffic Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert+Brake
  • LED Headlights with BladeScan Adaptive High-beam System
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) with Sequential Indicators
  • Tilt and Slide Moonroof
  • Touchless (foot sensing) Power Boot Lid
  • Keyless Smart Entry (4 door) with Smart Key Card
  • Soft Close Doors
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Illuminated Door Handles with Front Puddle Lights
  • Auto-Retractable, Heated and Self-dimming Exterior Mirrors with Memory
  • Digital Rear View Mirror
  • 3.0-inch Multimedia Touch-display and Lexus Remote Touch-pad Controller
  • 23 Speaker Mark Levinson Audio with Subwoofer
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • DVD player, USB (x4) and AUX Input
  • Satellite Navigation System
  • Colour Head-Up Display
  • Lexus Climate Concierge with Infrared Body Temperature Sensors
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats with Rear Heated Outer Seats
  • 28-way Power Operated Front Seats with Memory
  • Driver Seat with Easy Access Functions
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Smart Start and Push Button Start
  • Electric Rear Sunshade
  • Pre-Collision Safety System including pedestrian and daylight cyclist detection
  • Front Lateral Side Pre-Collision System
  • Active Steering Assist
  • All-speed Radar Active Cruise Control
  • Lane Tracing Assist with Curve Speed Reduction
  • Parking Support Brake
  • Road Sign Assist (detects certain speed signs)
  • 4-camera Panoramic View Monitor
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lexus Connected Services including Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Call and Stolen Vehicle Tracking
LS F Sport exclusive features
  • 20-inch Dark Metallic Alloy Wheels
  • Badging, Grilles and Dark Metallic Accents
  • High-Performance Brake Package
  • Dynamic Rear Steering
  • Variable Gear Ratio Steering
  • Active Front and Rear Stabilisers
  • Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning
  • LFA-style 8-inch Digital Instrumentation with slide-out meter ring
  • Leather Accented Seats and Ornamentation
  • Bolstered Front Seats
  • Steering Wheel, Shift Lever, Clock and Pedals
  • 10 SRS Airbags
LS Sports Luxury exclusive features
  • Sports Luxury 20-inch Hollow Chamber Alloy Wheels
  • Quad-zone Climate Control Air Conditioning
  • 8-inch Sports Luxury Digital Instrumentation
  • Semi-Aniline Leather Accented Interior
  • Choice of Unique Ornamentations, some at additional cost
  • Front Seat Relaxation System
  • Dual 11.6-inch HD Rear Seat Entertainment screens with HDMI input
  • Power Operated Outboard Rear Seats with Memory
  • Rear seat (passenger side) with Full Recline function and Ottoman
  • Rear Seat Massage System for outboard seats
  • Rear Armrest with Touchscreen Climate, Audio and Massage Controls
  • Electric Rear Side Sunshades
  • Rear Cooler Box
  • Rear Ventilated Outer Seats
  • Front Seat Easy Access Seatbelt Buckles
  • 12 SRS Airbags (Additional Rear Seat Cushion Airbags)
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