Lexus Australia today announced the launch date of its new generation flagship, the Lexus LS460 in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2006. Lexus claims that the all-new LS460 bears a striking resemblance to the interior of a private jet, unfortunately I don’t have any pictures to agree or disagree, either way I, much like most of the potential LS460 buyers don’t have a private jet to compare it to so it doesn’t matter what Lexus says!
The LS460 cabin is divided into four independent areas, with the architecture of the seats and door trims designed to securely envelop each occupant. I was starting to think that the new Subaru Liberty GT with its 17 speaker system was impressive but the LS460 comes with a 450-watt 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system. Wow.
Additionally, rear seat passengers can enjoy music videos and DVD films within the luxurious environment of the new flagship interior, courtesy of a nine-inch headliner-mounted full-colour rear LCD screen. LS460 also features a heated steering wheel as well as body-heat sensors that, as well as the climate control system.
Optional extras include a power rear-door closer and an automatic-powered opening/closing trunk lid, wouldn’t we love to have some of those on everyday cars! Lexus says that the LS460 is so well designed and thought out that even the stitching pattern of the steering wheel thumb contact area has been carefully revised to offer the smoothest feel.
“Just like the original LS400 produced 17 years ago, the all-new Lexus flagship has been designed to shake up the luxury market and set new benchmarks in automotive luxury and technology available today, the new LS460 raises the bar in terms of luxury design and comfort.” said Scott Grant, divisional manager, Lexus Australia.
The Lexus LS460 will be launched in Australia in November 2006.