2018 Lexus LS 500 Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior
For Lexus, the presence of LS full-size luxury sedan is totally important. It is the first debut started in 1990 with greatest possible comfort, style and technology. The LS stands for “luxury sedan”. 2018 Lexus LS 500 will be their flagship and the debut will be started at 2017 Detroit Auto Show as a coupe-like sedan especially outside with the roomy four-door cabin and new platform. Many reliable sources also report that the company will support it with the new twin-turbo V6 engine and 10-speed auto transmission with the optional cutting-edge safety technology.
2018 Lexus LS 500 will be the fifth generation and it will be designed with the sporty coupe like proportion for its profile but it has high comfort and functionality through a traditional three-box sedan. The front has deep angles, dives and swoops for its fascia cut. There are double small side intakes placed in the corner with horizontal inserts. The main highlight is its iconic spindle grille with the hourglass-shaped unit to give intricate insert. Around the headlights, these are striking with the Z-shaped design completed with LED daytime running lights and trio of lamps above it. It gives a unique touch to its look. These headlights will be used by the new Prius Prime too. The cab-back design is also more prominent with the edgy lines. With the flared fenders, big door handles, the back of the car has interesting angles and cuts.
According to Lexus, the interior was inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics and it was why they redesigned the new 2018 Lexus LS 500 with unique Japanese approach and identity to modern and luxury. Their focus is caring the driver and passengers by covering their needs and giving high comfort but still protecting them from hazards. It can be seen from the interior ambient lighting while the steering wheel is labeled with its Shimamoku wood patterns, thanks to its old school woodcutting and modern laser cutting techniques. You can go with several trim levels such as Art Wood Organic, Art Wood Herringbone and Gray Sapele Wood with Aluminum. Quilted and perforated leather also upholsters the seats. The features inside are the front passenger seat that can tilt for more than 48 degrees, air suspension system with access function, new Active Noise Control System, excellent audio system, Mark Levinson 3D stereo package, 12.3-inch navigation display with the optional 24-inch and more.
It will not go with a fuel cell, but it takes a new 3.5-liter V6 engine placed behind the large spindle grille. This engine is more sense compared to hydrogen with the front-engine design and RWD platform for the standard. 2018 Lexus LS 500 will perform with the output about 415 hp and 442 pound-feet of torque. It is much better than the previous 386 hp and 367 pound-feet of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and it has a new 10-speed auto gearbox.
2018 Lexus LS 500 Release Date and Price
2018 Lexus LS 500 likely will come around 2018 with the price about $80,000 for the base. It will be the strong rival for Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S550.