As the original flagship of the then-fledgeling Lexus range when it launched in the late 1980s, the LS was arguably the first Japanese car to make the European brands sweat.
Flash forward to 2021 and the tried-and-tested luxury limousine has received a mid-generation facelift – but does the 2021 Lexus LS still do enough to have the Audi, BMW and Mercedes of the world nervously looking over their shoulders?
As far as “facelifts” go, this is more of an aesthetic nip and tuck than an extreme makeover.
There have been some subtle changes to the front fascia and headlights, but it’s more about under-the-bonnet, chassis and suspension tweaks for added comfort and refinement, and some new tech behind the wheel.
What's it like? We drive it!