2018 Lexus LS: Five Key Things To Know About The New Generation Luxury Sedan

Jan 11, 2017 08:05 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

2018 Lexus LS 500 - 2017 Detroit Auto Show

KBB's coverage of the 2018 Lexus LS 500 at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
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The 2018 Lexus LS debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show and impressed the viewers with its stylized look. More importantly, it is now a model that presents a whole series of innovations and improvements with respect to the outgoing one. Here's a detailed analysis on the five key improvements of the Lexus LS. 

More Stylish And Dynamic Design

At first glance, it seems as if Lexus has decided not to risk the design of the new generation of the LS. However, after analyzing the outside and inside of the car from every angle, one can realize that, as a whole, all changes help to completely revamp the image in an excellent way. Its prominent front remains one of its main features, although it is "seasoned" with other details such as the new headlamps and different lines that convey the sensation of being a vehicle of very sharp shapes. It has a more streamlined, elegant design but still has the characteristic touch of Japanese designers.

New Platform And Weight Reduction

The 2018 Lexus LS debuts the new GA-L platform of the Japanese firm. This architecture has also been used in the new Lexus LC 500 and is intended for premium brand vehicles with rear wheel drive. In addition, compared to the outgoing model, the new LS is 90 kilograms lighter, a factor that results to a better performance, according to NYDailyNews.

Cutting Edge Technology

As usual with other Lexus models, one of its greatest technological exponents are the optical ones. The new LS debuts some new headlights and daytime running lights for LED technology which are shaped like a boomerang. The tail lights also take on a new shape, according to CarandDriver

The new Lexus LS interior receives a new infotainment system with a 12.3-inch screen in high resolution as well as a box of fully digital instruments that are customizable. Another first is the new sound system 3D Mark Levinson that will offer "an experience beyond anything seen in its rivals", according to the Japanese manufacturer.

New V6 Mechanics With More Than 400hp

The 2018 Lexus LS will have a new V6 3.5 liter Twin-Turbo with 420 hp and 5099 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to an automatic transmission 10 speed and because of this, the car will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 5 seconds.

More aids to driving

Lexus is working very hard to develop new driving assistance systems and the new LS is no stranger to it. In fact, it launches new technologies with which to enjoy a safer and more comfortable ride. One of the major developments in this regard is the introduction of new technology to detect pedestrians called intuitive active steering. Thanks to this system, the vehicle itself is able to avoid running over a pedestrian. Check out the 2018 Lexus LS500 below.

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