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2018 Lexus LS pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Lexus LS range have been announced this week, with the all-new limousine to kick off from $190,500 before on-road costs. Offered in two trim levels and with two powertrain choices, the Lexus LS starts just under $5000 dearer than its predecessor, while also dropping all forms of V8 power from the line-up in favour of two V6 options...

2018 Lexus LS: Interior works of art

The new Lexus LS hasn't quite made it to Australia yet, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese marque from showcasing the intricate pieces and trims that are available for the limousine's plush interior ahead of its local launch in April. Headlining the interior is the availability of beautiful moulded glass panels inspired by Japanese kiriko glass, contrasting with stitched leather upholstery, metal door handles and hand-pleated silk surfaces...

2018 Lexus LS: Australian details

Some key details about the local version of fifth-generation Lexus LS were revealed at the car's international launch this week. The new LS will arrive in Australian showrooms from April 2018 with two drivetrain options: the LS500 with a new 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, and the LS500h with the same Multi-Stage Hybrid setup we first saw in the LC coupe...

2018 Lexus LS350 debuts in China, not for Australia - UPDATE

The 2018 Lexus LS350 has quietly broken cover this week, debuting at the Shenzen-Hong Kong-Macao international auto show in China. While there's no official press release from the Japanese marque, yet, the LS350 will be powered by the same 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine found in other Lexus 350 models, such as the smaller GS350...

2018 Lexus LS F-Sport unveiled ahead of New York show

The new Lexus LS F-Sport has been unveiled and detailed ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the New York motor show. Available on both the LS500 and the hybrid LS500h, the F-Sport package has styling updates, including a new pattern for the grille and faux air intakes, and a new side sill design...

2018 Lexus LS500, VW Buzz concept given EyesOn Design awards in Detroit

The recently-revealed 2018 Lexus LS500 limousine has been given the title of best interior design as part of the EyesOn Design Awards at the 2017 Detroit motor show. Designed by the Lexus Design Division in Toyota City, Japan, the LS500 is the fifth generation of the luxury marque's flagship sedan and was designed to "exceed expectations" of the company's customers...

2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6

More than 10 years since its predecessor first appeared, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS500 has been revealed at this week's Detroit motor show – but that badge doesn't represent a V8 engine. Confirmed for a first-half Australian launch in 2018, the latest LS brings new looks, new technologies, a new platform and a brand-new heart...

2018 Lexus LS teased ahead of Detroit unveiling

The fifth-generation Lexus LS has been teased ahead of its official debut at next year's Detroit motor show in January. From the teaser image above we can see that Lexus' new flagship sedan will stick with the brand's signature spindle grille design, tick-shaped LED driving lights, and thin headlight arrangement...

Lexus hydrogen cars confirmed, but Aussies will have to wait

The first Lexus hydrogen car will be here within a decade – possibly in les than five years – but the chances of Australian buyers being able to walk in to a showroom with one appear slim. The Japanese luxury brand showcased the Lexus LF-FC concept sedan at the 2015 Tokyo motor show this week, a large fuel-cell electric model that includes a rear-drive hydrogen powertrain and in-wheel front electric motors...

Lexus LS replacement ‘overdue’ according to company chief

The replacement for the Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan is now "overdue" according to Lexus executive vice president Mark Templin. Templin played down suggestions that the eye-catching LF-FC concept sedan shown at the 2015 Tokyo motor show gave any strong indication as to what to expect from the Japanese luxury car brand, but he did suggest that the new model is needed...

2016 Lexus LS bound for Tokyo show with 398kW V8 hybrid heart - report

Lexus may at last be preparing to unveil an all-new generation of its big LS sedan, some 10 years into the life of its current flagship model. The current fourth-generation model has been kept relatively fresh with a series of updates since its 2006 debut, including a facelift in 2012 that brought the big limousine’s look in-line with the company’s new styling language...

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