Apart from few styling tweaks and technological updates, the refreshed Lexus LS claims to be quieter inside the cabin. The LS will continue to be offered in petrol and a petrol-hybrid iterations
While Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar have been working on new-generation models of their flagship sedans, Lexus has just taken the wraps off the refreshed LS sedan. This 2021 Lexus LS is a mid-life update of the fifth-gen model that was introduced in 2017.
The updated LS gets a few noticeable exterior design changes like including the headlights, and new surrounds for the taillights as well. The LS also features the BladeScan AHS (Adaptive High-beam System) that first made its debut in the RX last year. This system makes use of a blade mirror that spins at a high speed and sends light beams through a lens resulting in precise control of the light up ahead. Additionally, the updated LS also features a digital rearview mirror, advanced park assist, and more.
Lexus claims that it has been coated with a special Gin-ei Luster silver paint that gives it a mirror finish. Changes on the inside include a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2021 LS promises enhanced comfort, quietness, and overall refinement than before.
The LS also sits on newly developed Adaptive Variable Suspension that claims to improve the overall damping. In fact, the deeper stitching on the seats and usage of low-resilience urethane has also improved the overall comfort.
At the heart, the LS will continue with the same 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 that produces 415bhp and 600Nm. The hybrid will also be continued with the same engine - it loses the turbocharger and in its place gets two electric motors and collectively delivers 350bhp.
This updated Lexus LS is likely to go on sale in Japan later this year. Expect it to come to our shores in the second half of 2021. Lexus currently offers the LS 500h at Rs 1.83 crore.