The LS name stands for “luxury sedan” and this model is exactly that. This full-size luxury sedan was originally introduced in 1989 and during all these years, it was always produced in the same plant in Tahara, Aichi, Japan. So far, we have seen four generations of this luxury car. Current model, codenamed XF 40, is in production since 2006 and it was refreshed for two times. It will finally be replaced in near future. The 2016 Lexus LS is expected to come as next-generation model and it will come in late 2015/early 2016 period.
2016 Lexus LS redesign
Just like its predecessors, 2016 Lexus LS will continue with its supreme level of quality, comfort and performances. It will come with completely new look, which will be much different compared to current model. It will feature more aggressive stance, with sharp lines and, at the same time, stylish and very futuristic look. The 2016 Lexus LS will come with completely redesigned interior too. Expect to see completely new styling, with elegant appearance and comfort on the highest possible level. Also, there will be a whole bunch of advanced-technology features. Safety features are also one of the most exciting things about this car. Expect to see things like Adaptive Variable Suspension, automatic parallel parking, both rear and front pre-collision alert, electronically-controlled braking, eye-tracking driver monitoring system and many, many other.
2016 Lexus LS engine
When it is about engines, we still don’t known will the current units carry on, or we are going to see some new configurations. Current model is available in two options. The first one is 4.6 liter V8 engine, which matted to 8-speed transmission outputs 380 hp and 367 lb-ft of max torque. The other one comes with hybrid configuration, which is consisted of 5.0 liter V8 engine and 165 kW electric motor has total output of 439 hp and 480 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with CVT.
2016 Lexus LS release date
With all these changes, 2016 Lexus LS has great chances to remain the position of one of the best and most-popular models in class. The exact date of launch is still unknown, but we expect to see a fifth-generation model in late 2015, eventually in early 2016.