Lexus Manila unveiled the new 2012 LS model range earlier this week, the launch covered both the LS 460L 5-seater and 4-seater model. Considered as Lexus' flagship model, it is a bold blend of refinement and evolution with over 3,000 changes from the model it replaced and features 15 Lexus first technical innovations.
"Our new flagship has much greater visual presence; the bold new design reflects how Lexus is evolving. This new LS brings sharper driving dynamics, the highest levels of refinement and luxury and once again is supported by industry leading technology" said Kiyotaka Ise, President of Lexus International.
Responding in detail to customer feedback throughout every aspect of its development, the new Lexus flagship has been conceived to raise the bar even higher in the pursuit of unprecedented refinement, comfort, driving performance, technical excellence, and quality.
"The LS has always appealed to customers who demand the best. They appreciate the highly refined and luxurious nature of the Lexus flagship" said Hideki Watanabe, LS Chief Engineer. "So, at the start of the LS development program, I had to consciously broaden my horizons, focusing on the finer things in life from the worlds of art, design and technology – a first step towards creating the most sophisticated LS yet to satisfy the world’s most discerning customers"
The exterior of the new LS has been comprehensively redesigned and reflects the direction of the next-generation Lexus models will take. It can be equipped with all-LED exterior lighting, including vertical foglamps incorporating the world’s smallest PES lens, and unique, L-shaped, seamless light tube Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).
Through new, Frequency Adaptive Damping (FAD) shock absorbers or a 4-wheel interlock control evolution of the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) air suspension system, pitch and bounce control has been enhanced to give an even flatter, road- hugging ride.
The new interior design not only focuses on even greater levels of refinement and occupant comfort, but also responds to the demands of a further maturation of Lexus’ renowned Human Machine Interface (HMI) technologies. The award-winning Remote Touch Interface (RTI) offers comprehensive infotainment system control via a 12.3” LCD multi display screen –the industry’s largest.
Lastly, its 4-Seater variant adds an ottoman rear seat, 40mm more rear leg room, a hideaway rear table and a seat massager. Additionally, it also upgrades the standard DVD system to a Blu-ray system.
The LS 460L is priced at Php 7,388,000 for the 5-seater model and Php8,378,000 for the 4-seater model.