The new fifth-generation Lexus LS luxury sedan has been teased and it will be shown in the metal at the upcoming Detroit Motor Show in January 2017. The new LS will rival the likes of the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ.
The LS will be built on Lexus’ new GA-L architecture, which is also used for the LC500 sports coupe that we recently drove in Spain. The teaser images reveal a typically large and familiar spindle grille and the new model will benefit from coupe-like proportions, a new-look interior replete with a host of luxury features, including a gesture controlled infotainment system and front and rear touchscreen displays.
Although powertrain details have yet to be confirmed, reports suggest that the LS sedan will be initially launched with a petrol V8 hybrid setup. Considering that the LS is based on the LF-LC concept shown in 2015, a hydrogen-powered LS is expected to launch in 2019.
We will keep you updated as more details become available.
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