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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