(TORONTO) – Canadians turn to Lexus for a contemporary luxury motoring experience – one in which advanced technology, intuitive design and modern amenities take luxury, comfort and convenience to new levels. And the pinnacle of this pursuit is found in the LS series prestige luxury sedans, available in three models for the 2010 year, with revised styling and even more prestige convenience features and state of the art technology fitted as standard.
 
“The LS series created Lexus – and a new, contemporary take on the luxury automobile – when it launched the brand in the 1990s, so it’s fitting that we continue to expand the realm of prestige motoring with a dramatic infusion of advanced yet intuitive technology on all 2010 LS models,” said Larry Hutchinson, Director of Lexus in Canada. “From upgraded styling, to audio to parking systems, the new LS 460 and LS 460 L models are better equipped than ever before. For those in pursuit of more advanced moments behind the wheel, we have created distinct new options packages that take the LS series into the next decade.”
 
The 2010 LS series is available in three models: the LS 460 with Rear Wheel Drive, the LS 460 with All Wheel Drive, and the long-wheelbase LS 460 L with All Wheel Drive. All LS series prestige luxury sedans now include a generous list of features made standard for the 2010 model year. These include:
  • In front, the 2010 LS 460 models stand apart with a revised grille, bumper, and headlamps, while rear styling is enhanced with revised taillamps, license plate surround and exhaust diffusers;
  • A 19-speaker, 450-watt Mark Levinson audio system with hard-disc music library, six-disc DVD changer, input jack for portable music players, the automatic sound levelizer system, Radio Data system, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls;
  • USB audio connectivity, Bluetooth capability, and integrated XM Satellite Radio;
  • A hard disc-based voice-activated navigation system with integrated back-up camera;
  • Premium leather seating (except on the LS 460 RWD with Sport Package);
  • The Lexus Advanced Parking Guidance System and Intuitive Park Assist;
  • Integrated signal lamps on the exterior mirrors.
What’s more, a newly added Sport Package for the rear wheel drive model puts a unique spin on prestige luxury, with the following enhancements:
  • A sport-tuned suspension;
  • Brembo high-performance, high-friction brake pads;
  • 19” aluminum alloy wheels;
  • Electric Power Steering with Variable gear ratio steering;
  • Front sport seats;
  • Paddle shift;
  • A front chin spoiler, rear lip spoiler and unique grille;
  • The Lexus Pre-Collision System;
(TORONTO) – Canadians turn to Lexus for a contemporary luxury motoring experience – one in which advanced technology, intuitive design and modern amenities take luxury, comfort and convenience to new levels. And the pinnacle of this pursuit is found in the LS series prestige luxury sedans, available in three models for the 2010 year, with revised styling and even more prestige convenience features and state of the art technology fitted as standard.
 
“The LS series created Lexus – and a new, contemporary take on the luxury automobile – when it launched the brand in the 1990s, so it’s fitting that we continue to expand the realm of prestige motoring with a dramatic infusion of advanced yet intuitive technology on all 2010 LS models,” said Larry Hutchinson, Director of Lexus in Canada. “From upgraded styling, to audio to parking systems, the new LS 460 and LS 460 L models are better equipped than ever before. For those in pursuit of more advanced moments behind the wheel, we have created distinct new options packages that take the LS series into the next decade.”
 
The 2010 LS series is available in three models: the LS 460 with Rear Wheel Drive, the LS 460 with All Wheel Drive, and the long-wheelbase LS 460 L with All Wheel Drive. All LS series prestige luxury sedans now include a generous list of features made standard for the 2010 model year. These include:
  • In front, the 2010 LS 460 models stand apart with a revised grille, bumper, and headlamps, while rear styling is enhanced with revised taillamps, license plate surround and exhaust diffusers;
  • A 19-speaker, 450-watt Mark Levinson audio system with hard-disc music library, six-disc DVD changer, input jack for portable music players, the automatic sound levelizer system, Radio Data system, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls;
  • USB audio connectivity, Bluetooth capability, and integrated XM Satellite Radio;
  • A hard disc-based voice-activated navigation system with integrated back-up camera;
  • Premium leather seating (except on the LS 460 RWD with Sport Package);
  • The Lexus Advanced Parking Guidance System and Intuitive Park Assist;
  • Integrated signal lamps on the exterior mirrors.
 
The LS series is powered by a precision-built 4.6 Litre V8 with lightweight aluminum alloy block that delivers up to 380 horsepower and up to 367 lb-ft of torque in the LS 460 RWD, and up to 357 hp/344 lb-ft in the LS 460 AWD and LS 460 L AWD. Superior engine management technologies, including Electrically-Driven Variable Valve Timing with intelligence on the intake cam, VVT-iE on the exhaust cam, Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence and more work together to achieve a Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions rating, while careful polishing of key components to a mirror finish and individual engine tuning by a Takumi, or master craftsman, has virtually eliminated unwanted noise and vibration.
 
This V8 is coupled to an eight-speed super electronically controlled automatic transmission with overdrive and sequential multi-mode shifter that delivers smooth, exceptionally quick shifts and a city/highway combined fuel efficiency of 10.8 L / 100 km on the LS 460 RWD and 11.3 L / 100 km on AWD models.
 
All models are fitted with the state of the art Lexus Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system, customized to each vehicle, plus Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control. These work in concert with sophisticated independent multi-link suspension systems featuring anti-vibration subframes, stabilizer bars and front anti-dive and anti-squat geometry to deliver a comfortable yet controlled ride over a wide variety of pavement surfaces. AWD models are further enhanced with Adaptive Variable Suspensions, front and rear.
 
Handling and control is enhanced with highly responsive electric power steering. This system is enhanced with variable gear ratio steering as standard on AWD models, and an available option on the LS 460 RWD.
 
Inside, full safety systems include eight air bags as standard (driver and front passenger, front seat mounted side, driver and front passenger knee, front and rear side/curtain). Other safety systems include seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters for front and rear occupants, power-adjustable B pillar shoulder belt anchors, and an on-board first aid kit.
 
All models ride on P235/50R18 all season radials mounted on 18” aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks, and all carry a full-size spare tire.
 
Regardless of model, the 2010 LS series is opulently equipped with many comfort, convenience and luxury features, including:
  • Climate controlled, 16-way power adjustable driver’s seat with three memory settings and 12-way power adjustable, climate controlled front passenger’s seat with memory settings;
  • Heated rear seats;
  • Power door locks with key lockout protection, the Lexus Smart Key system with a wallet-sized key and Push Button Start;
  • Power windows with automatic up/down and variable speed control on all windows, fitted with high solar energy absorbing window glass;
  • A powered rear window sun shade;
  • A heated wood steering wheel with power tilting/telescoping steering column linked to driver seat memory, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls;
  • Electronic analogue gauges with thin film transistor multifunction display, tachometer and outside temperature gauge;
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror and dual illuminated vanity mirrors;
  • Smart in-cabin and trunk storage including a front centre console box, front seat back pockets, front and rear cup-holders, and cargo mat and cargo net;
  • A beautiful interior featuring wood and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, map lamps, and escaine roof head lining;
  • An anti-theft system with engine immobilizer;
  • First-aid kit;
  • Remote control, heated, reverse auto-tilting, electro-chromatic side view mirrors linked to the driver’s seat memory system, equipped with puddle lamps and – new for 2010 – integrated signal lamps;
  • A power tilt moonroof with sun shade;
  • Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers;
  • Crystal projector high-intensity discharge headlamps with the Lexus Adaptive Front Lighting system, light control system, auto levelling headlamp system, and headlamp washers;
  • Fog lamps;
  • LED tail lamps and high-mount LED stop lamp;
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with soft-touch heater controls, dust-pollen-odour filter and rear seat heater ducts;
  • Interior trunk/cargo access;
  • A power assisted trunk closer;
  • Cruise control;
  • And more.
The LS 460 RWD and LS 460 AWD may be fitted with a Technology Package, which adds state of the art driver enhancement and safety systems, plus numerous comfort and luxury features. These include:
  • The Lexus Pre-Collision System;
  • Dynamic radar cruise control system;
  • The Lexus Automatic Highbeam feature;
  • An automatic, powered opening/closing trunk;
  • Power assist rear doors;
  • Heated and air conditioned, powered rear seats with massage function, power headrests, lumbar support, recline and seat slide functions, and single-setting rear seat memory system;
  • Rear seat side air bags.
What’s more, a newly added Sport Package for the rear wheel drive model puts a unique spin on prestige luxury, with the following enhancements:
  • A sport-tuned suspension;
  • Brembo high-performance, high-friction brake pads;
  • 19” aluminum alloy wheels;
  • Electric Power Steering with Variable gear ratio steering;
  • Front sport seats;
  • Paddle shift;
  • A front chin spoiler, rear lip spoiler and unique grille;
  • The Lexus Pre-Collision System;
  • Dynamic radar cruise control system;
  • The Lexus Automatic Highbeam feature;
  • An automatic, powered opening/closing trunk;
  • Power assist rear doors.
 
LS 460 L AWD
In addition to the enhanced confidence of all-wheel-drive, the 2010 Lexus LS 460 L AWD adds 24mm of extra legroom to the rear seats for a generous 933mm (36.7”). Like all models in the LS series, this long-wheelbase prestige luxury sedan is generously equipped with comfort and convenience features, including many that are unique to this model.
The LS 460 L AWD receives an extensive list of new standard features for the 2010 model year. These include:
  • The Lexus Pre-Collision System;
  • Lexus Smart Beam System;
  • Dynamic radar cruise control;
  • Power rear door sunshade;
  • Escaine roof lining;
  • Rear cool box;
  • Water-repellent front door glass;
  • Front and rear acoustic glass;
  • Four-zone independent climate control;
  • The Lexus Automatic Highbeam feature;
  • Rear seat massage system.
These join an already generous list of standard features. In addition to those already mentioned as common to all LS models, the long-wheelbase vehicle is fitted with:
  • Heated and air conditioned, powered rear seats and single-setting rear seat memory system;
  • Rear seat side air bags;
  • Power assisted rear doors;
  • Automatic powered opening/closing trunk;
  • A leather covered instrument panel and leather-clad interior doors;
  • And more.
Lexus guests may order the long-wheelbase LS with the Executive Package, now with seating for 5 passengers, which turns this prestige sedan into a sanctuary on wheels. Features in this exclusive package include:
  • Infrared body temperature sensor;
  • Rear seat DVD entertainment system with 9” LCD monitor, rear audio controls, audio and DVD remote control, and two sets of wireless headphones;
  • A retractable ottoman on the right rear seat, including an ottoman seat cushion air bag;
  • An enhanced, shiatsu massage system in the right rear seat;
  • Rear armrest with built-in 12V power supply.
 
The 2010 Lexus LS series is on sale at Lexus dealers across Canada now, with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price starting at $82,900 for the LS 460 RWD, $88,000 for the LS 460 AWD, and $103,150 for the LS 460 L AWD.
  • Dynamic radar cruise control system;
  • The Lexus Automatic Highbeam feature;
  • An automatic, powered opening/closing trunk;
  • Power assist rear doors.
 
LS 460 L AWD
In addition to the enhanced confidence of all-wheel-drive, the 2010 Lexus LS 460 L AWD adds 24mm of extra legroom to the rear seats for a generous 933mm (36.7”). Like all models in the LS series, this long-wheelbase prestige luxury sedan is generously equipped with comfort and convenience features, including many that are unique to this model.
The LS 460 L AWD receives an extensive list of new standard features for the 2010 model year. These include:
  • The Lexus Pre-Collision System;
  • Lexus Smart Beam System;
  • Dynamic radar cruise control;
  • Power rear door sunshade;
  • Escaine roof lining;
  • Rear cool box;
  • Water-repellent front door glass;
  • Front and rear acoustic glass;
  • Four-zone independent climate control;
  • The Lexus Automatic Highbeam feature;
  • Rear seat massage system.
Lexus guests may order the long-wheelbase LS with the Executive Package, now with seating for 5 passengers, which turns this prestige sedan into a sanctuary on wheels. Features in this exclusive package include:
  • Infrared body temperature sensor;
  • Rear seat DVD entertainment system with 9” LCD monitor, rear audio controls, audio and DVD remote control, and two sets of wireless headphones;
  • A retractable ottoman on the right rear seat, including an ottoman seat cushion air bag;
  • An enhanced, shiatsu massage system in the right rear seat;
  • Rear armrest with built-in 12V power supply.
 
The 2010 Lexus LS series is on sale at Lexus dealers across Canada now, with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price starting at $82,900 for the LS 460 RWD, $88,000 for the LS 460 AWD, and $103,150 for the LS 460 L AWD.