Car History: Lexus LS
Lexus is one of the most sought-out luxury car manufacturers. The brand initiated its production in 1989 and has launched a number of successful series. The Lexus LS Series is one of the oldest and most successful models ever produced by Lexus. The LS is known for its luxury, comfort and impeccable driving experience.
The following paragraph will unfold the history of Lexus LS in detail.
Lexus LS Model History
The full-size Lexus LS is luxury on wheels in fact, the LS stands for Luxury Saloon. The model is capable enough to compete with luxury and exotic cars. Let’s discuss more about the Lexus LS models and generations.
First Generation (1989-1994)
The LS’s first generation was manufactured on a mass scale by a team of 1,400 engineers and 2,300 technicians. The dedication of Lexus to providing a premium luxury brand was visible in the features the car was equipped with. Power adjustable seat belts, air suspension, Digital AC readouts, sound system, automatic headlamps and front heated seats are a handful to count. The car was powered by a V8 engine paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission system. The first generation was a huge success as it was a perfect equilibrium of price, features and comfort.
Second Generation (1994-2000)
The first generation ran successfully for five years until the release of the second-generation LS at the end of 1994. The exterior of this new generation was a three-box sedan with two front grilles. A rectangle-shaped central grille and a small grille in the plastic-wrapped front bumpers. Whereas, no major changes were made in the headlights. The wheelbase was also widened to 112.2 inches, thus making the cabin more spacious. To power this car, a more advanced version of the 4.0-Litre V8 engine was used with a signature 4-speed automatic transmission system.
The second generation LS model released in 1997 was a flagship series equipped with exclusive features. The exterior was facelifted with a redesigned front grille and doors. Along with standard features, the car contains an advanced fuel-consumption meter that also shows daily usage, a climate control system and a CD-based navigation system.
To increase the speed, the 4-speed automatic transmission system was replaced with 5-speed automatic transmission.
Third Generation (2000-2006)
The third-generation LS was completely redesigned with a more aerodynamic body. The ride height and the car’s centre of gravity were also adjusted for increasing the vehicle’s stability. Along with this, navigation and cruise control systems were also upgraded.
The fog lights were embedded on a separate bumper, whereas tail lights were replaced with a full-LED system. This generation was distinguishable because of its ultra-safety features like knee airbags and an anti-theft system.
The transmission system was upgraded to a 6-speed automatic transmission with a 4.3-Litre V8 engine.
Fourth Generation (2006-2017)
The LS 460 was offered with a 4.6-Litre V8 engine, whereas LS 600h contained a hybrid engine. In this hybrid engine, the 5.0-Litre V8 engine was supported by two electric motors. However, the AWD 8-speed automatic transmission system was standard in all the trims.
The safety features were enhanced with 8 airbags, anti-lock brain system, tyre pressure monitoring system and automatic headlights. A pre-collision system was also witnessed for the first time in luxury sedans. This system automatically closes the sunroof, windows, doors and tightens the seatbelts in case of collision.
Fifth Generation (2017-Present)
The fifth generation of the LS was completely transformed contrary to older generations. The signature rectangle front grille was replaced with a big bash single large grille. The LED system containing headlights, turn lights and fog lights were clustered.
Inside the cabin, all the essential features were installed within the driver’s reach and the infotainment screen was also widened to 12.3 inches. Two engine options were available: a 4.6-Litre V8 engine and a 4.9-Litre V8 hybrid engine. The F-Sport package was also available for the first time in this generation.
The Lexus LS 2022
The latest model of Lexus LS is a more sophisticated one. It contains adaptive variable air suspension, a dynamic handling package and different driving modes. Its twin-turbo V6 engine is supported by a 10-speed-automatic transmission system. Moreover, the car contains a 3D sound system that makes it the most advanced infotainment. Whereas, safety is ensured by the exclusive Lexus Safety System+ 2.5. You can avail yourself from all of these features at a starting price of AED 205,000. Visit the nearest showroom, or browse through these used Lexus LS for sale in the UAE.
This was the complete timeline and history of Lexus LS. The LS is an exclusive model series that particularly offers features expected from luxury full-size sedans.
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