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The Lexus LS is a full-size sedan that serves as the model of Lexus, the luxury of Toyota. Four generations of the have been produced, all with V8 engines and rear-wheel although since 2006 drive, hybrid, and long-wheelbase have also been The original Lexus LS 400, the Lexus to be developed, was introduced as the marque’s debut model in 1989. Subsequent redesigns the second-generation LS 400 in November 1994, the LS 430 in 2000, and the LS 460/LS 460 L series in

A domestic-market version of the LS 400 and LS 430, as Toyota Celsior, was sold in until the Lexus marque was there in 2006. In 2006 the 2007 model year) the LS 460 debuted the first production automatic transmission and an automatic system. In 2007, V8 hybrid were introduced on the LS 600h/LS L sedans.

Development of the Lexus LS began in as the F1 project, the code name for a flagship sedan effort. The sedan followed an extended design process at a cost of US$1 billion, and premiered a new V8 engine and multiple luxury The Lexus LS was intended from its for export markets, and the Lexus was formed to market and service the internationally. The original LS 400 debuted to sales, and was largely responsible for the launch of the Lexus marque.

successive iteration of the vehicle has as the best-selling flagship luxury in the United States.

Since the of production, each generation of the LS has been produced in the city of Aichi, in Japan. In U.S. publications, Lexus’ flagship is recognized as one of the most reliable ever built, having the top ranking in J.D. Power and U.S.

Vehicle Dependability for fifteen consecutive years and receiving Consumer Reports’ rankings for vehicle dependability.

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In late designers presented the first study models to F1 management, a sports car-like design a low-slung hood and narrow profile. By 1986, the sedan a three box design with an stance, more prominent and a two-tone body.Extensive modeling and tunnel tests resulted in a low coefficient for a conventional production of the time ( 0.29). [10] For the cabin, materials selection evaluated 24 different kinds of and multiple types of leather for two before settling on specific combinations. By 1986, the Lexus was created to support the launch of the sedan, and the vehicle became as the Lexus LS.Following eight reviews, subsequent revisions, and US$1 billion in development the final design for the production LS 400 (chassis code UCF10) was in May 1987 with design filed on May 13, 1987.

In January the LS 400 made its debut as a 1990 at the North American International Show, in Detroit, Michigan. sales began in September followed by limited exports to Canada, and the United Kingdom. The LS new 4.0 liter 1UZ-FE 32-valve V8 capable of 190 kilowatts (250 hp) and 353 metres (260 ft·lbf) of torque, was to a new four-speed automatic transmission electronically controlled shifts. The used an independent, double-wishbone setup, and an air suspension system was The LS 400’s 0–100 kilometres per (62 mph) time was 8.5 seconds, and its top was 250 kilometres per hour (160 mph).

Compared to the rival target BMW (E32) and Mercedes-Benz 420 SE (W126), the LS 400 had a cabin, with 58 dB at 100 kilometres per (62 mph); a higher top speed; a drag coefficient and curb and it avoided the U.S. Gas Guzzler

The LS 400 was among the first luxury to feature an automatic tilt-and-telescoping wheel with SRS airbag, adjustable shoulder seat and an electrochromic rear-view mirror.The cabin included California and leather trim, power-adjustable and soft-touch controls. A back-lit gauge cluster featured a visual effect, with lights projected onto the panel. The memory system the driver’s seat, side steering wheel, and seat positions.

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Available luxury options a Nakamichi premium sound and an integrated cellular telephone hands-free capabilities. The LS 400 further some 300 technological innovations to aid operation and silence, including cabin fixtures, vibration-insulating mounts, airflow fairings, and steel body panels.

In the launch of Lexus was complicated by existing four domestic networks at the time of its introduction. The Crown and Toyota Century exclusive to Toyota Store During the LS 400’s development, dealers’ requests for a Japanese market version had grown and a Toyota Celsior-badged version was shortly after the LS 400’s debut, and introduced October 9, and only available at Toyopet locations.The Celsior, named the Latin word for supreme, was identical to the LS. Models came in basic A, upgraded suspension B, or equipped C trim specifications.

The Crown and the Crown Majesta, appeared later in 1991, only available at Toyota locations which carried Toyota luxury models, the Century.

Adding incentive for U.S. sales was a base of US$35,000, which undercut by thousands of dollars and brought of selling below cost rival BMW. In December shortly after the LS 400’s Lexus ordered a voluntary of the 8,000 vehicles sold so based upon two customer over defective wiring and an brake light. All vehicles serviced within 20 days, and the helped establish Lexus’ service reputation. By 1990, sales of the LS 400 had surpassed those of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Jaguar Production of the first-generation LS 400 totaled 165,000 units.

Years after its introduction, the LS 400 a reliable choice for a used making Consumer Reports’ list of recommended vehicles regularly last 320,000 km or more with proper

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