The new Lexus LS range comprises the LS 460, LS 600h and now an F Sport Version.
More than 3,000 modifications have been made to the new LS over the outgoing model, including better driving dynamics, sound insulation and safety equipment.
The new LS will feature five switchable driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport S and Sport S+. Which adjust the driving dynamics of the LS to help deliver the preferred balance of economy, comfort, performance and handling characteristics. A number of vehicle systems that were previously operated independently have now been consolidated within the Drive Mode Select for ease of use. Changing modes is quick and easy, using a dial selector on the front console.
The touch screen human interface has been enhanced with a 12.3” screen and the navigation system benefits hard disc drive and internet connectivity, making it one of the fastest and most accurate systems on the market. UK cars will be fitted with a 19-speaker Mark Levinson Reference Surround System, and the rear seat entertainment system has been upgraded to include a Blu-Ray disc player.
LED lighting is now available for all lights, including the headlights, rear and fog lamps and of course the day time running lights.
Of the safety front the Lane-Keep Assist system has been upgraded so that it can respond to external factors such as changes in road camber changes and crosswinds. A Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is also available.
The F Sport model includes lowered suspension and Brembo 6-piston calliper front brakes and paddle shift controls. The rear-wheel drive LS 460 F Sport model further benefits from the addition of a Torsen limited slip differential and paddle shift controls that incorporate automatic throttle blipping on downshifts. The F Sport even has an intake sound generator on the engine that amplifies the vibration of the intake pulse and introduces it into the cabin.
The new Lexus LS 460 and LS 600h will go on sale late 2012, with further details of performance, specification and pricing to be announced.
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