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Report: New Lexus LS Coming to Tokyo Auto Show

Flagship sedan will arrive in time for the 25th anniversary of the original LS400

Jason Udy
Aug 12, 2015

The redesigned Lexus LS sedan is destined for a Tokyo auto show debut, according to a new report from Autocar. The new flagship sedan will arrive in time for the 25th anniversary of the original Lexus LS400 sedan, which was revealed at the 1989 Detroit auto show.

Like the current model, the new model is rumored to be powered by either a V-8 or a V-8 hybrid system. While the current Lexus LS460 sedan’s 4.6-liter V-8 is rated 386 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque and the LS 600h L sedan’s 5.0-liter V-8 and electric motors are rated 438 hp total system output, the next-generation car is said to make 465 hp for the standard V-8 and 535 hp with the V-8 hybrid powertrain.

2014 Lexus LS 460 steering wheel Photo 2/34   |   2014 Lexus LS 460

As we previously reported, the next Lexus LS sedan will feature more polarizing styling, according to Lexus boss Alaim Uyttenhoven, who said the car’s styling will be “more emotional” and that “The LS will remain the pinnacle of the range and have the highest price point."

Although the current Lexus IS sedan and new NX crossover feature a prominent spindle grille, the next LS sedan’s grille could be toned down a bit.

2014 Lexus LS 460 front grille Photo 3/34   |   2014 Lexus LS 460

“It’s not good for the brand to have ‘Russian doll’ styling,” Uyttenhoven told Autocar. “We’re not chasing market share so we need to make cars that people notice, cars that polarize opinion so that people love them or don’t like them. We also need to trade on Japanese differentiation, design and attention to detail.”

The Tokyo auto show begins October 28.

Images of the current Lexus LS460 are shown.

Source: Autocar

2014 Lexus LS 460 front three quarter Photo 10/34   |   2014 Lexus LS 460
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