We present an overview of the new Lexus 2018-2019, the new Lexus LS (Lexus LS 500) – photos and videos, the price and specifications, specifications and reviews of the Lexus LS 5-generation flagship sedan. The new Lexus LS is officially presented as one of the most anticipated innovations of 2018-2019 by the Japanese company Lexus in the American Detroit on January 9, 2017 on the catwalk of the Detroit Auto Show (North American International Auto Show).
The new representative sedan is intended for sale in 90 countries (Russia, of course, one of the most important markets) sales of the Lexus LS 500 with the newest petrol 415-horsepower engine 3.5 twin-turbo V6 in the company with 10 automatic transmissions will start in autumn this year at a price … A luxury sedan will, according to preliminary information, no less than 120,000 dollars. Approximately the same number are the main German competitors BMW 750Li xDrive Lemousine and Mercedes-Benz S500 L.
The new Japanese sedan Lexus LS 500 is an exceptionally luxurious, chic and high-tech car. According to the chief engineer of the company Lexus, Mr. Toshio Asahi, it follows that the fifth generation of the Lexus LS model is the global top in the class of expensive executive saloons. The novelty is able to satisfy all customer requests with the highest requirements.
The Japanese premium sedan is a unique body exterior design, a luxurious interior, a fantastic set of modern communication systems, safety and comfort, the newest Twin-Turbo V6 petrol engine, which came into the world of production cars from the royal F1 racing, a 10-speed automatic transmission, pneumatic The suspension, providing an ideal smooth ride on roads with any coating.
At the heart of the new Lexus flagship sedan is the rear-drive GA-L platform (the most rigid in the company’s history), first used to build the Lexus LC 500 sports coupe . The platform for a representative sedan, in an understandable case, was extended and modernized. In the presence of an electronic system Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, the head of the settings and the selection of optimal modes of operation of the brake system, steering, transmission and suspension.
In addition, active anti-roll bars and the Lexus Dynamic Handling system (all steerable wheels) are offered. So the big Lexus LS 500 sedan is riding and steering no worse than the sports coupe.
Let’s return, however, to the exterior of the executive saloon Lexus LS 5 generation. The exterior design was borrowed from the prototype Lexus LF-FC Concept , shown in the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015. The serial sedan does not look as futuristic as the concept, but the main details and the general idea are kept by the car, ready to stand on the conveyor. A chic bumper with a stunning falshradiator grille, extravagant all-LED headlights and tail lights, a dynamic body profile with athletic vyshtampovkami, domed roof line and solid forage with hills of the hind wings.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the new Lexus LS 2017 – 2018 are impressive 5235 mm in length, 1900 mm in width, 1450 mm in height, with 3125 mm of wheelbase.
- For a sedan five variants of 19-20 inch light-alloy wheel disks are intended.
Compared with the predecessor Lexus LS Long , the body of the new generation of the sedan increased by 55 mm in length, 25 mm in width, the size of the base received an increase of 35 mm, but the height of the sedan was reduced by 15 mm.
The salon of the new Japanese executive sedan is defiantly luxurious, with a mass of the most modern equipment, high-quality finishing materials and stylish details. Perforated and genuine leather, aluminum, valuable wood, LED backlighting. The car salon … yes no, perhaps, cutting the expensive cruise yacht.
There is a 12.3-inch color screen of an advanced multimedia system, a 24-inch projection head-up display.
Also there is an audio system Mark Levinson, a digital dashboard, front seats with electric adjustment in 28! Heated seats, ventilation and massage, separate second row seats, as well as front seats with electrical adjustment, heating, ventilation and massage function, four-zone climate control and, of course, the Lexus Safety System + security system with active pedestrian detection systems and steering Control within the lane.
Interestingly, the right rear passenger seat provides almost royal comfort to its occupant. The back can deflect backward by an angle of up to 48 degrees, and when the passenger leaves the car on the contrary, go up to an angle of 24 degrees.
Specifications Lexus LS 500 2018-2019.
Under the hood of the executive saloon, the newest petrol 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine (415 hp 597 Nm), transmitting traction to the rear drive wheels through 10 automatic transmissions. The engine and gearbox endow a large sedan with a body weight of just over 2,000 kg with phenomenal acceleration dynamics – from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed is traditionally limited at the turn of 250 km / h.
Suspension of all wheels is independent multi-link, pneumatic supports are used, able to adjust the level of the ground clearance (in the car parking squats to ensure a comfortable landing in the cabin).