Lexus Sexes Up the LS Sedan With Major Redesign Forbes

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Lexus Sexes Up the LS Sedan Major Redesign

Lexus its redesigned LS luxury sedans at a exhibit in San Francisco, called Laws of Attraction. Fashion Ellen von Unwerth snapped couples posing with the including model/actress Devon and her husband, financier James shown here with the new LS 460 F (Credit: Ellen von Unwerth)

a company known for building luxury cars, is on a campaign to itself into something and more alluring.

Its latest is an important one. The Japanese has remade its large LS sedan, as the company’s so-called flagship, the tone for the rest of the lineup by the latest and greatest Lexus has to in design, technology and performance.

The new LS looks totally different, shed its blandness in favor of aggressive styling. The front end is a lot that of the new GS sedan, which on sale in February.

The 2013 LS also have a sportier to match its new looks. Steering, and braking systems have tuned for more responsive A stiffer chassis should too, while also for a smoother ride.

The boldest change to the LS lineup is a new called the LS 460 F Sport. It features an more aggressive exterior tauter suspension and larger and brakes, among other

The F Sport—like the regular LS 460 and the stretched LS 460 with a 386-horsepower V8 and an eight-speed transmission. Though the V8 and the transmission over from the current of the LS, the engine is slightly more in the 2013 models, having 6 horsepower.

Fuel economy is unchanged, compared with the current The rear-wheel-drive LS 460 gets an estimated 16 mpg 24 mpg highway and 19 mpg overall. All-wheel models get the same fuel in city driving, but 23 mpg highway and 18 mpg

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The fact that the all-wheel-drive LS only 1 mpg less is impressive.

But hybrid is more of a letdown it comes to miles per gallon. like the current version, the new LS L musters only a nominal in fuel efficiency over the models, despite being a

The 2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport, here, goes on sale in (Credit: Lexus)

The large, LS 600h L gets an estimated 19 mpg in the mpg more than the LS 460—but the same 23 mpg on the highway. At an estimated 20 mpg the all-wheel-drive LS 600h L has a combined economy rating only 1 mpg than the rear-wheel-drive LS 460’s.

With a 389-horsepower V8 and a 221-horsepower motor, even the LS 600h L seems focused on performance. pricing has not yet been announced, the than $45,000 premium for the hybrid version will carry over—and that’s a price to pay for a paltry gain of 1 mpg

Still, the redesigned LS shakes up in a good way, not only for but for the competition.

Lexus LS Electric Cars
Lexus LS Electric Cars
Lexus LS Electric Cars
Lexus LS Electric Cars
Lexus LS Electric Cars
Lexus LS Electric Cars
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