New Lexus LS to Be Introduced This Month

Lexus LS

Lexus will unveil the new 2013 Lexus LS 460, 460 L, 600h L and 460 F Sport models on July 30 in San Francisco. We're not sure whether to expect a complete overhaul or a mild refresh for Lexus' flagship sedan. The current LS, which debuted in 2007, is due for a total redesign; the model got a slight face-lift in 2009.

The current LS is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and several V-8 engines, including a V-8 hybrid option. Besides the exotic 2012 Lexus LFA, the LS is the brand's most expensive model, topping out at over $100,000.

The LS is the model that helped launch the Lexus brand back in the late 1980s. Since then it has matured, and most luxury-car shoppers now hold it in the same esteem as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series.

With the 7 Series undergoing a refresh for 2013 and a new fifth-generation S-Class expected later next year, an update for the Lexus LS is well-timed.

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It's about time. The current LS has always looked cheap to me and not very luxurious. Hopefully the new one gets a much needed upgrade in curb appeal as well!


hopefully they wont go with the new lexus GS350 design and make something unique to the LS


Lexus needs to upgrade the quality of the materials in the next LS. You can see obvious cost cutting in this current generation versus the previous one (02-06). Also, they need to ditch the spindle grille and the L-finesse design language and go back to the classic original design. We'll see what happens...

It seems like Lexus never really changes up their exterior design. I see very few differences between their new models and their old models. Obviously, very high-quality vehicles exterior and interior, but would be nice to see some changes in the future.

I agree I don't think Lexus does enough to test the boundaries of the market. I hope to see something new from them soon.

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