Report: Lexus to debut next-gen LS in October

Report: Lexus to debut next-gen LS in October image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Lexus | posted July 15, 2015 11:31

Lexus to arrive in 2015 Tokyo Motor Show with all-new LS; production ready LF-LC in the works

Lexus' contender in the full-size luxury sedan will apparently get an all-new generation as Motoring AU recently reported that the Japanese automaker will debut the upcoming LS during the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in October.

Exact details about the new LS is scarce, but Lexus plans to redefine the premium sedan segment by fitting the new LS with the latest in safety, luxury and amenities. In addition, it will also be equipped with the latest in autonomous driving technology, allowing users to let the LS drive itself.

The Lexus LF-LC concept

The Japanese automaker is also making the final touches on the production version of the LF-LC concept that originally debuted during the 2012 North American International Auto Show.

Design-wise, sources close to the matter claimed that it will have a toned-down look compared to the original concept but is expected to use an updated V8 of the current RC F. Furthermore, it will be available in two variants, the LC 500 and the LC 500h.

The standard model is expected to produce 475 PS while the hybrid version will apparently generate in upwards of 550 PS.

Production of the LF-LC will begin at around November 2016 as claimed by an insider.

Source: Motoring AU