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2013 LS 600h L Premium

2013 LS 600h L Premium

YOU COULD say the LS is the definitive Lexus. It’s the that Toyota first when drawing up plans for the in 1983.

Build quality, quality, comfort, performance and were all prerequisites for the very Lexus, and didn’t they do – buy an early LS400 today and likely that each of the electrical features still perfectly, while the V8 petrol will keep turning as long as the Earth itself.

The became a reference for refinement and giving birth to the Lexus as we know it; long since up by endless reliability survey and ownership satisfaction awards. You argue with the LS’s

But change is inevitable. Lexus has out the stops for this mid-life with an astonishing 3,000 and it comes as close to a brand new as it’s possible to without the blueprints and starting from The chassis is even manufactured different processes.

Driver is something that’s often into question in large like the LS, and it’s an area Lexus has needed to improve. drivers of these cars drive like Lewis along twisty roads, but the acknowledgement that the car is good to counts towards its image, and what counts to buyers

Let the first and biggest box be ticked: the new LS is very good to drive. the V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive LS460 and the hybrid-powered four-wheel-drive LS600h L are nimbler than previous with lots of grip, a of adjustability on the throttle relative to the norms and excellent mod-corner The weight and size are controlled and despite the longer car feeling a little more ponderous bends it’s still

The most noticeable improvement is in stiffness, where the new LS behaves even through the high-speed, tight and undulating corners on European motorways.

Three LS will come to the UK. The 4.6-litre LS460 is being reintroduced to to existing LS owners for whom but an LS will do. It’s a very move in this economic but Lexus is hoping it will be a one.

The engine sounds waking up above 3,500rpm to a stirring soundtrack at a gentlemanly thanks to seriously extensive new

It can be yours in two trim levels; and F Sport. Luxury is typical with a bias towards that will make the inside it more comfortable. For near-£72,000 outlay the kit list is

F Sport trim is atypical for the image but European buyers its sharper looks. It’s than Lexuses of old, darker materials, a proper limited-slip differential and gear paddles behind the steering

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On the road it rides with a firmer edge than the model but still with trademark Lexus compliance. The has been re-engineered to give a harmonious relationship between all wheels and the results are top-drawer.

The chief difference in the LS600h L from the lower benefit in bill) is the extra low-down from its 5.0-litre V8 and gigantic motor combination. It picks up its in a deeply impressive way and, permitting, will spin to 155mph with shocking It’s heavier and uses a transmission as opposed to the 460’s auto, so is slightly slower to but once it’s moving the quicker car.

In the UK the LS600h L only come in Premium with an initial price tag short of £100,000 and almost luxury feature Lexus throw at it. UK cars won’t get the noise-cancelling alloy wheels From initial test little noise cancelling is anyway; this must be the quietest cars in the world.

Luxury really isn’t Lexus has a problem delivering, and the truly outstanding materials and solidity are matched by advanced new A highlight is the Climate Concierge on the 600h L Premium, which sounding a bit naff is actually a if it’s allowed to do its thing. Set the climate control and heated, seats to automatic and the system all the tools to keep everyone on at their optimum temperature on infra-red scans of their face temperature.

In practice it flawlessly.

Fans of the old LS have lauded its equipment, refinement and efficiency. With the new version its dynamics have been up to scratch and there are no longer any in its armour. It will be a deeply car to own, whichever seat is


Model: LS600h L Premium, £99,495 on the 5.0-litre petrol V8 with motor, producing a maximum Continually-Variable Transmission driving all wheels.Performance: Top speed 155mph 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds.Fuel economy: 199g/km.

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