The LS sedan is the flagship of the Lexus vehicle array, and it is at its best like comfortable, calm luxury cruisers. The LS family of Lexus has one among the best reputations in the middle of luxury sedans, and it is inflexible to name a sole area in which these large roomy sedans do not delight people who wish for top-tier technology and comfort. Moreover, for that matter, the LS model has a reputation for stellar dependability and durability. It is the financially smart pick and it devalues the German competitors rapidly. The 2017 Lexus LS would offer a smooth and serene ride quality, similar to that of a limo. The ultra-luxury interior of the new LS remains the priorities for the vehicle, owing to its driving dynamics. The 2017 LS comes in three models, like LS Hybrid(500h), LS 460 and LS F Sport.
2017 Lexus LS 460 Changes, Exterior
The automaker has incorporated amazing body curves in supplementary areas in its 2017 model LS with the intention of enhancing the handling and firmness of its body. Besides the current body colors, Lexus has added two more body colors like Star fire Pearl and Eminent White Pearl. The automaker equips the non-hybrid trims with flat summer tires. Every model of the 2017 LS is offered with varied body colors.
As a result, The new Lexus LS 2017 500h(Hybrid) and LS 460 models should come with eight external colors, whereas the LS F Sport model is offered with six external colors.
The Adaptive Variable Air Suspension found in the outgoing model is replaced with conventional coil springs with electronic-controlled air springs and changeable shock absorbers, for perfect travel comfort and control. The system is capable of regulating for freeway situations and driving approach automatically, and adapts its response, derived from different driving modes, such as Comfort, Standard, Sport and Sport S or S+.
2017 Lexus LS Interior
The interior gets some technology updates, such that the cabin is equipped with the updated multimedia system to perk up its usability. The navigation system is also updated such that the direction maps are displayed across the big 12.3-inch screen, which is attached with new menu shortcuts for quick access to different functions. Additionally, there is also an enhanced voice activation system to make the control switches easy to operate. The cabin is also featured with a simple-to-use Remote Touch Interface with new enter and exit keys.
One complementary update done first time by Lexus inside the cabin is the ease of access of the Enform Service Connect feature that offers details, such as upholding alerts and the health status of the vehicle.
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Engine and Performance
Lexus offers different engines to base models and higher end models. As a result, the base model 2017 Lexus LS 460 engine comes prepared with a V8, 4.6-liter displacement to offer the new vehicle power of 465 horsepower. Transmission is 8-speed automatic. Fuel consumption(estimated) is 15 mpg/10 mpg City/Hwy. On the other hand, all longer wheelbase models of the new LS come outfitted with a V8, 5.0-liter displacement engine.
This engine is combined with an electric motor to deliver a total power output of 535 horsepower, about 100 hp more than previous model. It should accelerate from 0-100 (km/h) / 0-60 mph for 5.0 second. Fuel consumption(estimated) is 12 mpg/10 mpg City/Hwy. There is rumor that 2017 Lexus LS 460 F should have twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 good with whole 600 hp.
There should be a hybrid model LS 500h, it will most likely be powered with a V-6 engine at about 500 hp (similar to the LF-LC concept).
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Price and the release date
All trims of the new Lexus LS 2017 will be sold during the last quarter of 2016 or the last quarter of 2017. However, price varies according to the models, such as:
The initial cost of the LS 460 model with the rear-wheel drive mode should be more than $ 70,000, whereas the all-wheel drive model will be a bit more.
The base cost of the LS 460 F SPORT trim with the rear-wheel drive mode should be around $ 80,000, whereas the all-wheel drive model will be couple thousands more.
The initial cost of the 2017 Lexus LS 500h (Hybrid) is around $ 140,000 and it will be offered with the all-wheel drive mode only.