Not too long ago, a report surfaced indicating Lexus was prepping a new luxury concept for the Tokyo Motor Show in just a few weeks as a preview to the next-generation LS sedan.
Now, Lexus themselves confirmed the concept will actually show up and is indeed a precursor to the sixth generation flagship sedan.
It is said the new LS sedan is due for production sometime later in 2016, so it’s very safe to assume the concept twill be near-production ready, or at least will closely resemble the production version of the LS. Being the flagship, it’ll also foreshadow what Lexus has in store for the future with its entire lineup as the LS paves the way for the future of company’s next-generation of cars.
Rumors suggest the new LS will still get a honkin’ V8 with around 465hp available while a hybridized version should also continue into the new version with a combined output or around 535hp, similarly to the current LS600hL.
A fuel-cell version is also anticipated to surface, thanks to technology lifted from the Toyota Mirai, though obviously, the version in the LS should be more powerful to cope with the larger dimensions of the LS. A 220 kW electric motor and two hydrogen tanks should be inshore for the LS fuel-cell, offering a range of 239 miles.
So if you’re a fan of the Lexus LS, mark your calendars, because the concept is scheduled to surface on October 28.
Lexus Exhibit at 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 to
Include Japan Debut of GS F High-performance Sports Sedan
Tokyo, Japan, October 9, 2015―Lexus will show a total of 11 vehicles at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015. The exhibition will mark the Japanese debut of two models: the partially redesigned GS, and the GS F high-performance sports sedan―the latest member of the Lexus “F” lineup. Additionally, the new RX premium crossover will make its first appearance in public at the Motor Show. All three models were unveiled in the U.S. earlier this year, and are scheduled for launch in Japan within 2015.
Also making its world premiere is a new concept car which expresses Lexus’ future vision of progressive luxury. Complete details will be made available in a press release on October 28
– By: Chris Chin