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New Lexus LS 600h Is Jam-Packed With Driving Assistance Systems 11
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, LEXUS, Lexus LS, Lexus Videos, reviews, Tech, video on 11 11th, 2017


If you’re building a luxury car to compete with the likes of the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8, you best fit it with the latest in active safety technology, or risk falling behind.

Lexus knew this all too well while planning their all-new LS saloon, and the end product seems to be pretty future-proof, especially on Japanese roads where you can test out systems like automatic lane-change.

As Carwow’s Mat Watson demonstrates here, the LS is quite good at keeping you and others around you safe, during low speed maneuvers as well as in regular driving scenarios, where the driving assistance systems can take over.

Watson does point out that while the car is able to execute the lane-changing maneuvers safely, the system doesn’t look quite bullet proof. Then again, it’s not like there are any fully autonomous cars out there in the first place.

Another issue he experienced was with the Driver Emergency Stop Assist, a system that is supposed to bring the car to a halt safely if it senses that the driver is incapacitated in any way. Unfortunately, in this instance, the system disengaged before the car came to a complete stop.

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Consumer Reports Checks Out The New Lexus LS 4
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LEXUS, Lexus LS, Lexus Videos, new cars, Reports, reviews, video on 11 4th, 2017


With a $75,000+ starting price, the 2018 Lexus LS needs to be pretty darn good to steal customers away from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi.

It has a lot going for it starting with the design that brings a bold front end, a coupe-like silhouette, and a sexy rear on the outside, while its interior is able to compete with the best in class, in terms of luxury, and build quality, ConsumerReports said during their short review of the flagship saloon.

Passengers won’t struggle with the rear legroom, but headroom could be a problem for taller people, and since we’re covering the negatives, it’s good to mention that its track pad-based infotainment system can be frustrating to use, especially on the move, as it has many functions buried inside.

The test car came in the LS 500 specification, which means that it’s powered by a new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, rated at 415hp and 442lb-ft (600Nm) of torque. This version of the car is very agile on straights, needing just 4.5sec to cover the 0-60mph (96km/h) sprint in RWD form, and it feels nimble through corners as well.

The new 10-speed automatic transmission, which is shared with the LC 500, is very smooth, but it can take time to get used to its electronic shifter.

Lexus offers a plethora of safety gear as standard, and even more as optional extras, including the world’s first Intuitive Pedestrian Detection, which makes the LS 500 one of the safest and cleverest cars in the segment.

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2018 Lexus LS F Sport Gets A Modest Makeover For SEMA 27
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus LS, SEMA show, tuning on 10 27th, 2017


Lexus recently announced plans to introduce two Black Panther-inspired LC models at SEMA and now the automaker has confirmed plans to showcase an assortment of other vehicles as well.
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Lexus LS+ Is A Concept Of The 2020 LS Facelift With Autonomous Tech 25
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Galleries, LEXUS, Lexus Concept, Lexus LS, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017


The Lexus LS+ Concept unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is one of the most self-explanatory show cars you'll find.
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2018 Lexus LS On Sale In February, Priced From $75,000 26
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Hybrids, LEXUS, Lexus LS, prices, Reports on 09 26th, 2017


Even though Lexus unveiled their fifth-generation LS flagship all the way back in January, we've definitely had to wait a while to get any sort of first impressions for it, let alone pricing and specs.
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Lexus LS F Coming To Tokyo With 600 HP? 20
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in LEXUS, Lexus LS, Reports on 09 20th, 2017


Rumors about a Lexus LS F have been floating around for awhile and Toyota Motorsport GmbH even showed off a 641 hp concept several years ago.
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Lexus LS F Coming To Tokyo With 600 HP? 20
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in LEXUS, Lexus LS, Reports on 09 20th, 2017


Rumors about a Lexus LS F have been floating around for awhile and Toyota Motorsport GmbH even showed off a 641 hp concept several years ago.
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Check Out Some Of The 2018 Lexus LS 500′ Features 19
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in LEXUS, Lexus LS, Lexus Videos, reviews, video on 09 19th, 2017


Despite the fact that Lexus have been keeping a lid on driving impressions for their 5th generation LS, a few lucky people managed to give us a heads up on what we can expect when the car is stationary.
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2018 Lexus LS Getting A Price Hike, Could Start At $76K 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in LEXUS, Lexus LS, prices, Reports, USA on 09 14th, 2017


We haven't heard much about the 2018 Lexus LS lately but Automotive News is reporting the model will cost around $76,000 when it goes on sale in February.
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Facelifted Lexus NX And CT Going To Frankfurt For Their European Premiere 22
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids, LEXUS, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus LC, Lexus LS, Lexus NX, new cars, Reports on 08 22nd, 2017


Lexus is one of the automakers that isn’t skipping this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, and will be present at the German event with two local premieres.
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Scoop: Is Lexus Working On A Hotter LS? 4
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in LEXUS, Lexus LS, Lexus Scoops, Scoops on 08 4th, 2017


Lexus has been spotted testing an unusual-looking LS prototype in Southern Europe, raising questions about what is the company planning for the near future.
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Lexus Won’t Call Its Driver Assistance Systems Self-Driving Technology 14
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, LEXUS, Lexus LS, Reports on 07 14th, 2017


The 2018 Lexus LS will come packed with an assortment of driver assistance systems but the company has gone to extreme lengths to prevent drivers from becoming too complacent behind the wheel.
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Lexus LS 350 Arrives In China With A Naturally Aspirated V6 6
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in china, LEXUS, Lexus LS, new cars, Reports on 06 6th, 2017


Lexus has quietly staged the international debut of the LS 350 at the Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao International Auto Show in China.
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Lexus Says Sedans Won’t Survive Unless They Evolve 1
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in LEXUS, Lexus ES, Lexus GS, Lexus IS, Lexus LS, Reports, SUV on 05 1st, 2017


The fate of the Lexus GS appears to be sealed following an admission from the Japanese carmaker that its sedans won’t survive unless they are overhauled.
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Lexus Says Sedans Won’t Survive Unless They Evolve 1
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in LEXUS, Lexus ES, Lexus GS, Lexus IS, Lexus LS, Reports, SUV on 05 1st, 2017


The fate of the Lexus GS appears to be sealed following an admission from the Japanese carmaker that its sedans won’t survive unless they are overhauled.
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