(TORONTO, ON – November 10, 2015) Combine commanding athleticism, boldly assertive styling, exceptional refinement and inspiring technology. The result is the pinnacle of Lexus engineering and technology – the LS series prestige luxury sedan.
“The LS series is the elevation of exceptional refinement and comfort to new levels - exactly what a luxury sedan should be,” noted Cyril Dimitris, Director of Lexus in Canada. “Whether the conventionally powered LS 460 or the advanced, hybrid powered LS 600h, the LS series enables our guests to revel in the amazing.”
For 2016, the LS series conveys a powerful presence, in any of the available in three models: The LS 460 and long-wheelbase LS 460 L, plus the long-wheelbase, hybrid-powered LS 600h L. From the signature Spindle Grille to the elegant bodylines, the LS projects its self-assured aura and the ultimate promise of driving pleasure.
Inside, drivers and guests are welcomed into a realm of exquisite craftsmanship and unmatched refinement. Premium materials, impeccable finishes, advanced features and meticulous attention to detail combine to create an unrivaled in-cabin experience. The interior is complemented by the LED-based Advanced Illumination System and signature details such as the analogue clock with LED illumination.
Commanding performance is assured. The LS 460 and LS 460 L are crafted around a 360 horsepower, 32-valve 4.6 litre V8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This combination delivers invigorating acceleration, seamless shifting and impressive efficiency. Meanwhile, the LS 600h L features the advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive – a system combining a potent 5.0 liter V8, a dual-mode electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, two high-torque electric motors and a powerful hybrid battery to deliver 438 net system horsepower and surprising efficiency.
All models in the LS series feature the added all-weather confidence of an advanced all-wheel-drive system.
The LS features an Enhanced Drive Mode Select system. A simple turn of the dial delivers a distinct combination of performance, efficiency, handling and ride comfort. From emotionally engaging, to maximum efficiency, to a smooth and easy ride, the LS allows drivers to tailor their experience to their mood or driving conditions. The LS hybrid may even operate in full electric vehicle mode for short distances.
The LS takes advantage of advanced laser-welding, acoustic materials, sculpted body panels and other components to confer incredible quietness and ride comfort plus extraordinary high-speed stability. A rigid body structure and enhanced aerodynamics make for impressive driving dynamics and a road-hugging ride, while electric power steering and advanced suspension systems offer a more engaging road feel and agile steering response.
The LS series features a state of the art Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system – offering heightened control for more confident handling. This system integrates all elements of vehicle movement, anticipating any potential instability – such as a skid, slide, or over- or under-steer – then automatically makes subtle corrective action through a combination of steering, braking and throttle adjustments.
Safety is essential on every Lexus, so all LS series flagship sedans feature an impressive complement of safety technologies – from 10 airbags to active systems including Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, and Automatic Braking System with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution systems. Other safety features include the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert System, adaptive front lighting system, fast-acting, high visibility and reliable LED headlamps, rear tail lamps, daytime running lights, fog lamps and high-mount brake light, clearance and backup sensors, rain-sensing wipers and a direct tire pressure monitoring system. There’s even an onboard first-aid kit.
All models in the LS series are impressively equipped with comfort, convenience and luxury features, including a 19-speaker 450-watt Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound Audio System with integrated XM Satellite Radio and steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free use of mobile devices, premium leather seat surfaces, climate controlled, heated and air conditioned front seats, 16-way power adjustable driver and 12-way power adjustable front passenger seats, a three-setting driver’s seat memory system, voice-activated SD card-based navigation system with a 12.3-inch liquid crystal display and integrated back-up camera, electronic analogue gauges, the Lexus Remote Touch interface, power windows with auto up/down and variable speed control on all windows, water-repellant front door glass, wood-grain interior trim, heated steering wheel on a power tilting/telescoping column linked to the driver’s seat memory system, LED map lights, cruise control, the Lexus Smart Key System, Push Button Start, power assist doors and an easy close trunk, the intuitive parking assist system, powered, heated mirrors linked to the driver’s seat memory system, a power moon roof, front windshield deicer and more.
The LS series is available in three models:
The 2016 Lexus LS 460 AWD (MSRP starting at $92,550)
This model features 19” aluminum alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated rear seats, front windshield acoustic glass, cruise control, automatic high beam system and more. It may be enhanced with a choice of two available packages:
The Technology Package adds electric power steering enhanced with variable gear ratio steering, front and rear air suspensions enhanced with the adaptive variable suspension system, four-zone independent climate control, the Lexus pre-collision system, rear seat side air bags, power adjustable heated and air conditioned rear seats with butterfly headrests and vibration massage feature, Dynamic Radar cruise control, rear cool box and rear door sunshade.
The F SPORT Package adds electric power steering enhanced with variable gear ratio steering, sport-tuned front and rear air suspensions enhanced with the adaptive variable suspension system, Dynamic Radar cruise control, the Lexus pre-collision system, and F SPORT-exclusive styling enhancements including 19” forged aluminum 10-spoke wheels, unique shift knob and leather-wrapped steering wheel, a full skirt package, F SPORT front grille, aluminum dash accents and aluminum scuff plates.
The 2016 Lexus LS 460L AWD Executive Package (MSRP starting at $128,350)
This model features a longer wheelbase to provide additional rear seat leg room. For 2016, it’s offered at the Executive Package trim level as standard. This includes premium features such as infrared body temperature sensors, rear seat audio controls, rear seat Blu-Ray entertainment system, Nightview, Advanced Pre-Collision, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Alert, Obstacle Detection and Driver Monitoring systems, right rear seat retractable ottoman with integrated cushion airbag, full auto brake, right rear seat shiatsu massage system, premium leather seat surfaces, walnut wood trim and leather covered instrument panel. Other standard features on this model include unique 19” aluminum alloy wheels, electric power steering enhanced with variable gear ratio steering, front and rear air suspensions, four-zone independent climate control, the Lexus pre-collision system, power adjustable heated and air conditioned rear seats with butterfly headrests and vibration massage feature, rear seat climate controls, front and rear side acoustic glass, automatic high beam system, dynamic radar cruise control, rear cool box and rear door sunshade.
The 2016 Lexus LS 600h L AWD Premium Executive Package (MSRP starting at $ $147,200)
This long-wheelbase, hybrid-powered model offers the pinnacle of flagship luxury and advanced technology. Offered in a single, fully equipped, Premium Executive Package for 2016, the LS 600h L features four-zone independent climate control with soft-touch heater controls, infrared body temperature sensors and the Climate Concierge system, premium leather seat surfaces, ECO indicator, Escaine roof head lining, heated wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood and leather-wrapped shift knob, leather covered instrument panel and door armrest, premium illuminated entry system, automatic powered opening/closing trunk, Dynamic Radar cruise control, LED rear seat reading lamps, Lane Keeping Assist, Obstacle Detection, Advanced Pre-collision system, LED headlamps with the Adaptive Front Lighting and automatic high beam systems, a full auto brake system, the Lexus Nightview system and more.
The 2016 Lexus LS series is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/ls.
About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 38 dealers across Canada. There are 11 Lexus nameplates on the road today, allowing guests many choices in a range of luxury vehicle segments. Six of these 11 offer hybrid models, giving Lexus Canada’s largest luxury hybrid lineup. In the 2014 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), Lexus ranked highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for the third consecutive year. Additionally, the Lexus RX and RXh are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) Cambridge South plant, the recipient of J.D. Power’s 2014 Platinum Plant Quality Award, Worldwide. For more information about Lexus products, and Lexus’ pursuit of perfection, visit: www.lexus.ca.