Five models available – including F SPORT and self-charging hybrid electric
TORONTO, ONTARIO – DECEMBER 13th, 2021 – Crafted to stand above the rest, the Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h prestige sedans are modern, progressive icons that set the tone for all other luxury automakers. For 2022, Lexus designers and engineers collaborated to enhance in-cabin refinement and safety for all models.
“Driving a beautifully designed and engineered vehicle, built with no-compromise craftsmanship, is a transformative experience – and that’s the experience we offer our guests with the 2022 Lexus LS series,” said Martin Gilbert, Director of Lexus in Canada. “The LS has always represented the very best of Lexus. As we head into 2022, this is an ideal opportunity for our guests to embrace the finest that Lexus has to offer.”
Curbside, the LS series is stunning and distinctive. From the signature Lexus grille and triple LED headlamps, to the firmly planted styling of 19” or 20” wheels, to the power moon roof, all features contribute to a sleek, coupe-like exterior that promises an engaging driving experience.
Inside, the LS series expresses ultimate levels of refinement and reward with a cabin that welcomes driver and guests at every opportunity. Masterful assembly and exquisite materials result in hand-crafted elegance – from origami-inspired material designs to ambient lighting reminiscent of Japanese lanterns. Drivers and passengers are wrapped in comfort – from the seats to the climate control systems.
Every LS is an intelligent technology showcase, with systems designed to elevate comfort and convenience, keep guests connected to the world around them, and elevate the joy of driving. Lexus Navigation with Remote delivers connectivity and peace of mind, with Embedded Navigation, Destination Asssist, Remote Connect, Service Connect, and Safety Connect. Select services may be controlled from a smart phone equipped with the Lexus App, while all models are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.
Other features of note include the next-generation Lexus Remote Touch Interface and a standard 24” head up display.
Top trim models may be further enhanced with hand-pleated door interior panels, and hand cut Kiriko glass ornamentation – a world first in a production automobile.
The LS series is built on the Lexus GA-L platform, making it the most capable Lexus flagship sedan to date. The new Lexus Driving Signature makes itself felt through subtle tuning of the engine, the control surfaces, the steering, and the braking, working in harmony to give drivers maximum control.
The LS 500’s 416 peak horsepower, twin-turbo V6 is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, capable of launching the sedan from 0-100 kph in just 4.6 seconds. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters put manual-like control at the driver’s fingertips.
For those who desire extra efficiency and advanced performance, the LS 500h features the world’s first multi-stage self-charging hybrid powertrain. Generating 354 net system horsepower, the LS 500h is able to accelerate from 0-100 kph in 5.5 seconds while achieving class-leading fuel efficiency. For an even more engaging driving experience, drivers may set this hybrid powertrain into “M-Mode”, which simulates a 10-speed automatic transmission, then select and hold gears manually using the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
All LS models feature a refined Lexus all-wheel-drive system that efficiently and effectively delivers engine power to all four wheels. This works in combination with a limited slip differential that optimizes power distribution between front and rear axles. The result is enhanced traction and handling in a variety of driving conditions.
For 2022, all LS series models are standard equipped with Lexus Safety System + 2.0, a bundle of active safety technologies designed to support driver awareness and decision-making under a variety of conditions. Other safety features include Intuitive Parking Assist with auto braking and the Lexus blind spot monitor system with rear cross traffic alert.
Lexus offers its Canadian guests the LS Series in choice of model and trim combinations as follows:
The 2022 Lexus LS 500h (starting MSRP: $134,400) is the flagship model in the lineup, making this self-charging hybrid electric the ultimate expression of progressive luxury. New for 2022, this model is equipped with the all-new Remote Air Conditioner system. Notable exterior features include 20” black and bright machine finished aluminum alloy wheels, the Lexus Adaptive front lighting system, trip LED headlamps, a power moon roof, rain sensing wipers, and a power opening/closing trunk with kick sensor activation. Inside, the luxurious cabin features a four-zone automatic climate control with the climate concierge system, 11.6” 720P HD dual LCD screen rear seat Blu-ray entertainment system, full rear power sunshades, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, 28-way power adjustable front seats with memory systems and massage functions, 22-way power adjustable rear seats, a rear seat power extendable ottoman, semi-Aniline leather upholstery, a heated wooden steering wheel trimmed with leather, digital display rear view mirror, 24” head up display, and 8” gauge cluster. This model rides on a front and rear air suspension system for maximum comfort, while safety systems include the Lexus panoramic view monitor.
- This model may also be ordered as the 2022 Lexus LS 500h Executive Package (starting MSRP: $140,000), which adds pleated door panels and cut glass Kiriko trim accents.
In addition to the self-charging hybrid flagship, Lexus also offers the LS in four models with conventional gasoline powertrains, as follows:
The 2022 Lexus LS 500 Signature (starting MSRP: $105,250) features 19” alloy wheels, triple LED headlamps, a power moon roof, dual-zone automatic climate control with the climate concierge system, semi-Aniline leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, 28-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory and massage function, 20-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat with memory, heated rear seats, 24” head up display, 8” gauge cluster, a heated wooden steering wheel trimmed with leather, power rear window shade, power opening/closing trunk with kick sensor activation, and rain sensing wipers.
The 2022 Lexus LS 500 Luxury (starting MSRP: $118,200) adds 20” alloy wheels, a front and rear air suspension system, the Lexus panoramic view monitor system, a digital display rear view mirror, 18-way power adjustable and ventilated rear seats, four-zone independent climate control, 28-way power adjustable front passenger seat with massage function, a panoramic moon roof, and rear door sunshade.
The 2022 Lexus LS 500 Executive (starting MSRP: $130,900) adds 20” forged aluminum alloy wheels, 11.6” 720P HD dual LCD screen rear seat Blu-ray entertainment system, 22-way power adjustable rear seats, a rear seat power extendable ottoman, rear seat massage system, full rear power sunshades, and a wallet-sized smart key.
- This model may also be ordered as the 2022 Lexus LS 500 Executive Package (starting MSRP: $136,500), which adds pleated door panels and cut glass Kiriko trim accents.
The 2022 Lexus LS 500 F SPORT (starting MSRP: $111,900) applies the track-tested and proven F SPORT enhancements to the LS sedan. Starting with the Signature trim level, this model features 20” F SPORT alloy wheels, front and rear air suspension, 28-way power adjustable front passenger seat, panoramic moon roof, a digital display rear view mirror, and the Lexus panoramic view monitor system. This model also receives F SPORT-exclusive features – including unique leather upholstery, interior and exterior styling cues, and a gauge cluster inspired by the instrumentation used in the Lexus LFA Super Car.
The 2022 Lexus LS Series is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For complete and up-to-date details 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 39 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services and creating amazing experiences for their guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: www.lexus.ca.