2018 Lexus LS
Lexus don’t want to walk behind Mercedes or BMW. This Japanese automaker has big effort in order to make their position as the same as those brands or even higher. To reach the goal, they work with great talented engineers as well as designers. With great technical fulfillments and superb quality, they will mark the market with the presence of 2018 Lexus LS. It will come out as a premium car with their great achievements. Its first debut was more like the affordable S-class and now, it will be the strong rival. It is expected to have more advanced technical designs and more luxurious.
It will get a completely fresh design for its external. The exterior is designed based on the LF-FC concept that displayed in 2015. Besides, the current Lexus is in a big controversy. Therefore, the company has big plan to make it clean and nice. We do expect that the 2018 LS has new futuristic look with front huge grille for its unique design and elegant sides while the rear end should keep its original appearance.
The interior has been published by Lexus at North American International Auto Show in Detroit with some pictures available. It will go with slight modification. As a result, the interior of 2018 Lexus LS is lavish with the LF-FC concept. The back has reclining seats and the front has floating seats. It can support five people inside. Mark Templin, the vice president of Lexus stated that the interior will be designed with cool gadgets that they will announce later.
The representatives of Lexus recently explained to the media that the company has a plan to use hydrogen-powered car before 2020. Now, our question is whether or not it will be used for 2018 Lexus LS. Well, it is possible for both variants but it seems that it is not LS modification, but the LS platform. The most reasonable engine can be V6 and V8 options with hybrid modifications. Rumors said that the V8 can be developed to complete the sedan by borrowing the LC 500 engine for producing 467 hp and 10-speed auto transmission. For hybrid engine, it can be V6 and 3.5 liter together with electric motors, high capacity of Li-ion battery and CVT transmission.
Release Date and Price
2018 Lexus LS is speculated to start the actual presentation at Detroit Auto Show in the beginning of 2017. The production version will be ready to come in US market in the end of 2017. The price is still hard to predict but we can estimate it easily. It will be the strong rivals for 7-Series and S-class and its starting price can be about $80,000 for standard model and $120,000 for the top model.