More official images of the updated Lexus LS460 have appeared online just hours out from the luxury flagship's public unveiling in California.
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The slew of shots reveals the entire exterior design of the LS460 in standard trim as well as the all-new performance-themed F Sport specification, and comes hot on the heels of two other images that leaked late last week and an official teaser image from Lexus on Friday.

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The remaining pieces of the 2013 Lexus LS puzzle, including the upgraded cabin and any powertrain and equipment revisions, will be revealed tomorrow (July 31) at 1:30pm AEST at an exclusive event in San Francisco.

Lexus Australia is targeting a late 2012 launch for its revised Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival, with the updated range set to retain the existing LS460 and LS600hL models, while also adding the F Sport variant.

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Headlining the visual updates to the LS range is the adoption of the brand’s signature spindle grille; a revised headlight assembly with three lamps each, individual LEDs and L-shaped daytime running lights; a reshaped bulging bonnet; and reworked tail-lights with darker lenses and L-shaped LEDs.

The standard LS460 gets a conventional grille with horizontal slats while the LS460 F Sport adds more aggression with a black mesh grille, larger lower air intakes and sportier grey alloy wheels.

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While little is known about the updates to the cabin, peering through the rear window seems to reveal some significant enhancements, with a enormous display screen at the top of the centre console that is now positioned above the air vents.

The 2013 LS is expected to benefit from a screen at least as large as the 12.3-inch display in the less expensive Lexus GS model, and likewise incorporate split screen functionality, satellite navigation, climate control, vehicle set-up information and full audio accessibility including digital radio.

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The full details of the upgraded Lexus LS will be revealed in the coming hours. Stay tuned.

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