The next-generation Lexus LS500 F-Sport will make its global debut at the New York motor show next week.

2017.03.29

According to Lexus, both the LS500 and LS500h will be available in F-Sport trim, although it seems as though only the LS500 F-Sport will step out in the Big Apple.

As with Toyota's announcement regarding the FT-4X concept, Lexus isn't giving many details away, with the luxury division merely stating the F-Sport models will highlight the new GA-L "platform’s responsiveness and agility to present the most engaging LS driving experience yet".

As with other models in the Lexus range, we expect the new LS F-Sport variants to feature a sportier suspension setup, and revised exterior styling with a little more aggression than other trim levels.

In the teaser image (above) we can see that the LS F-Sport will feature a bit less chrome across the back, black Lexus badge backing, and chromed exhaust tip surrounds.

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Above and below: Lexus LS500h. Top: Lexus LS F-Sport teaser.

Both the new LS sedan and LC coupe are the first models to be based on Lexus' new GA-L rear-wheel drive platform.

The LS500 and LC500 models are powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 with 310kW of power and 600Nm of torque. The LS500 is reportedly capable of a 0-100km/h time of 4.8 seconds.

Meanwhile, the LS500h and LC500h versions feature a 220kW/350Nm 3.5-litre V6, two electric motors, and a four-speed automatic sending drive to the rear wheels. All up, the system has a total of 264kW, and the LS500h has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 5.4 seconds.

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Australia

The new LS range will make its debut in Australia during the first quarter of 2018.