Twin-turbo V6 and 10-speed transmission
Its 3.5-litre V6 engine has been designed specifically for the new LS. It produces 310kW and 600Nm, offering 0-100km/h in five seconds. Top speed for the LS is electronically governed to 250km/h. Fuel consumption is listed as 10 litres per 100 kilometres.
Inside the cabin
Impeccable luxury and craftmanship feature a forward-mounted 12.3-inch infotainment screen, with the addition of touch display functionality joining the Lexus Remote Touch Interface for the first time.
Lexus’s chief branding officer and master driver, Akio Toyoda, said the LS – in all its generations – is a model that gives rise to transformation through the spirit of constant innovation and by providing new technologies and value for the times.
Since its global debut in 1989, the Lexus LS has been a pioneer: the first vehicle in the world with both an adjustable steering column and driver airbag, and the world’s first hybrid V8.
The Lexus LS 500 Luxury retails for R2 204 200, while the LS 500 F Sport has a price tag of R2 397 900. This includes a best-in-class seven-year/105 000km warranty and full maintenance plan.