LEXUS DNA, EVOLVED
A NEW DEGREE OF REFINEMENT
The latest LS introduces enhanced levels of comfort, quietness and overall refinement to help balance a range of new dynamic improvements that comprise the Lexus Driving Signature. This philosophy applies detailed tuning and thoughtful component updates to help drive Lexus products to a new standard of vehicle control, balance and ultimately, driver confidence.
"The LS, as a flagship, has constantly pursued innovation and has provided new technologies and value for its customers. In developing the new LS, we furthered the evolution of the exceptional quietness and comfort that has been a steadfast constant since the model’s first generation, and, by employing the advanced driving assist technologies of Lexus Teammate, we aimed for a mobility experience that is much safer and more secure than before."
-Koji Sato, Lexus International President
NEW FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
In the LS 500h hybrid version of the new LS, increased battery assist during acceleration at often-used driving speeds contributes to strain-free acceleration. Additionally, quietness has been improved by lowering maximum engine revolutions during departure acceleration.
In the LS500 gasoline-engine version of the new LS, improved initial engine torque at often-used driving speeds leads to greater acceleration response. Improved shift timing and a wider acceleration range for each gear has resulted in less-frequent downshifts.
IMPROVED COMFORT & QUIETNESS
Seat coverings feature deeper stitch points, and underlying seat pads feature low-resilience urethane. Vibration absorption and soft seating contribute to even more enhanced comfort.
Both the hybrid version and the gasoline-engine version of the new LS have undergone Active Noise Control and Engine Sound Enhancement tuning for improved quietness.
BLADESCAN® ADAPTIVE HIGH-BEAM SYSTEM
The new LS features BladeScan® AHS (Adaptive High-beam System), which debuted as a world’s first on the partially redesigned Lexus RX in 2019. In this system, LED-sourced light shines onto a blade mirror spinning at high speed and is transferred to a lens to illuminate the road ahead. While the light does not appear to be moving due to a residual image effect, BladeScan® AHS precisely controls light distribution by synchronizing the rotation of the blade mirror and switching the LED headlamps on and off. Because the effect of the high beam can be expanded in a more-natural manner, the system illuminates areas that might be difficult to see with conventional high-beam systems, such as the shoulder of the road. It also allows the driver to recognize pedestrians and road signs much earlier, without impeding the visibility of drivers of oncoming or preceding vehicles.
NEW COLOR OPTIONS
Lexus has long devoted much effort to the development of silver paint finishes. Because silver invites color to be perceived as a texture, it represents an important color gamut in the pursuit of the essence of color design. The new exterior body panel color Gin-ei Luster is applied using the Sonic Method, which condenses the paint volume of paint containing radiant material (aluminum flakes). The new color also employs the latest paint technology, in which an aluminum evaporation coating is spread over surfaces in high density. With a smooth, mirror-like texture that is all but absent of a granular touch, the most-notable characteristics of Gin-ei are the beautiful sparkles of light found in its highlights and the sense of depth created by its deep shadows. It is an extraordinary silver that delicately reacts to the even slight amounts of surrounding light and that transforms in concert with the transition of time and with changes in the environment to display a variety of expressions.
The interior, which has been coordinated to complement the exterior, also presents various expressions amid the transition of time. Ornamentation is available for the first time in “Nishijin & Haku” (with “haku” being the Japanese word for “metal leaf”). By expressing the existence of a ‘path of moonlight on the sea’ formed by the sparkles of light on moonlit waves through the silver threads of Nishijin brocade and the sparkle of platinum leaf, Lexus has aimed to provide the comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, as well as the unparalleled mobility experience, of a true brand flagship.
ADVANCED DRIVING ASSIST TECHNOLOGIES
The new LS features the latest in advanced driving assist technologies through Lexus Teammate, which will be first introduced to the Japanese market. To achieve driving assistance that provides occupants with a sense of security, Lexus has thoroughly honed fundamental vehicle performance and incorporated AI technologies centered on deep learning for predicting and responding to various situations.
LEXUS TEAMMATE FEATURES
The latest advanced driving assist technologies based on the Mobility Teammate Concept enable onboard systems for driver status monitoring to appropriately assist the driver in recognition, judgment, and operation, in accordance with actual traffic conditions.
Driving capabilities such as keeping the vehicle in its lane, maintaining vehicle-to-vehicle distance, lane splits, changing lanes, and overtaking other vehicles, when driving on expressways and other motor-vehicle-only roadways are supported. In pursuit of achieving system-conducted driving that can be trusted by the driver, fundamental vehicle performance was honed so that the driver would feel secure in leaving driving to the vehicle, and the system was engineered to prioritize safety in making judgments.
Through integrated cameras and ultrasonic sensors, the latest advanced parking assist technologies support the driver in recognition, judgment, and operation. Besides support of all operations - steering, acceleration, braking, and gear changes - the bird’s-eye view display also shows the ideal steering wheel positions for a safe and secure parking experience.
"Lexus Teammate can seamlessly incorporate future software updates that allow functions to be continually added and performance to be continually enhanced to meet customer needs. Through Lexus Teammate software upgrades and customization, a person’s vehicle can truly become a valued partner. Drivers and their cars work together as teammates and complement each other’s efforts to create and maintain safe driving and comfortable mobility. Even among such technology advances, humans are always at the center of the driving experience, which is something upon which Lexus Teammate insists.”
-Ken Koibuchi, Advanced Safety System Field Senior General Manager
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