While the Lexus LS has undoubtedly fulfilled its role as a more affordable alternative to the European full-size luxury sedans, it hasn’t exactly been the choice of driving enthusiasts and is sometimes criticized for being a bit bland. Lexus hopes to change this with the completely-new LS sedan.
The use of the GA-L platform will also provide the 2018 LS with a spacious cabin. It will feature luxurious materials and the latest technologies including front and rear touchscreens and a gesture-controlled infotainment system. Lexus is also expected to equip the sedan with autonomous driving technologies.
Without giving too much away, Lexus says the LS will feature “revolutionary technology” fitting its place as the brand’s top model. The car is rumoured to be powered by a hydrogen-fuelled driveline that could set it apart in the top-end luxury segment.
So the new LS is going to have to be something very special, and as the 2017 NAIAS opens to the press on January 9 we won’t have to wait long to find out just how well it measures up to the competition.