The order books are now open for the new Lexus LS range with prices starting at £71,995 for the LS 460 Luxury through to £99,495 for the hybrid LS 600h L Premier.
The LS range comprises three models LS 460 Luxury, LS 460 F Sport and LS 600h L Premier with deliveries expected in January 2013.
The Lexus LS 460 Luxury from £ 71,995
The LS 460 is available in two trims, Luxury and F Sport and is powered by a 382 BHP 4.6-litre V8 Dual VVT-i petrol engine.
Standard equipment on the LS 460 Luxury includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, and LED daytime running lights. Leather upholstery, four zone climate control featuring nanoe technology, and air conditioned electrically adjustable front seats (16-way for driver and 14-way for front passengers). The interior features Dynamic Illumination System with soft white interior lamps and a dynamic instrument panel lighting that moves and changes in intensity in line with vehicle start-up and switch-off. On-board entertainment is provided by a 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system with DVD player, DAB tuner, Bluetooth and USB/Aux ports. Satellite Navigation and on-board entertainment information is presented on a 12.3-inch central display.
The Lexus LS 460 F Sport from £ 74,495
The LS 460 F Sport adds 19-inch F Sport alloys, Brembo brakes, a lateral damping system; a Torsen limited slip differential, and suspension modifications with external and interior ‘Sport’ styling.
The Lexus LS 600h L Premier from £ 99,495
The LS 600h L is powered by a hybrid 5.0 litre V8 engine and delivering 439 BHP.
There is a vast array of standard ‘luxury’ equipment on LS 600h including Lexus’s ‘climate concierge’ system which uses infra-red sensors to monitor the facial temperature of each occupant of the car. Using this information it then individually adjusts the four zone climate control, seat heaters/coolers and the heated steering wheel to provide each occupant with the most comfortable ambient temperature as quickly as possible.
In the rear, passengers benefit from electrically operated reclining rear seats, including electric footrests. The left-hand rear passenger seat also features a power lumbar massage function with remote control.
Lexus’s Advanced Pre-Crash Safety system is standard with collision avoidance assist. It is designed to help the driver avoid an accident, or if the worst happens, mitigate the consequences of a collision, with vehicles or pedestrians. It can operate across a wide range speeds, and in daylight or darkness. Lane-Keep Assist and Blind Spot Monitor systems are also included in the standard specification.
The LS 600h L Premier can be specified with a night view system (£1,515), which captures images of the night time field of view using a near-infra red camera and displays the night vision images on the 12.3-inch central display. This feature provides the driver with a view of hazards outside of the direct beam of the headlights.
Eight exterior colours are available for the new LS Luxury and Premier: Arctic Pearl, Sonic Silver, Celestial Black, Mesa Red, Mercury Grey, Atlantic Blue and Obsidian Black.
The F Sport model has a range of seven exterior colours, including the newly available F Sport White.
In the cabin Luxury and Premier models can be specified with Black, Light Grey, Ivory, Topaz Brown or White upholstery. F Sport models have Sport Black upholstery as standard, but can be specified with Sport White. F Sport models feature aluminium dashboard inserts as standard, regardless of interior upholstery.Published 18 October 2012