Soar to new heights in the 2018 Lexus LS By Veeno Dewan

The Lexus LS was the luxury car that introduced the world to Lexus, and for 2018 this prestigious flagship sedan is re-invented like never before – combining bold design with intuitive technology and breathtaking performance. “The 2018 LS re-imagines our flagship sedan with a new body design that conveys the emotional styling of a coupe, and a new platform that sets new standards for agility and comfort,” said Jennifer Barron, Director of Lexus in Canada. “From performance to technology to comfort – and more – we’re thrilled to offer Canadian guests the most exhilarating LS ever.”

The LS series blends a dynamic coupe-like body with the spaciousness of a flagship sedan. Designers took full advantage of the new Lexus global luxury platform to create a sedan with an impressively sleek silhouette and an aggressive ground-hugging stance.

The new LS series provides guests with two exhilarating choices for prestige performance. The LS 500 puts 415 horsepower at the driver’s command courtesy of an all-new twin-turbo V6 – the first in the Lexus line-up – mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.  The LS 500h combines an advanced hybrid system designed explicitly for high-performance luxury vehicles. Decidedly targeting a class-leading fuel efficiency, this system delivers 354 net system power and can boost the LS 500h from a standing start to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds.

Both powertrains feature the added all-weather confidence of all-wheel-drive, highly responsive and efficient electric power steering, and finely-tuned suspensions that achieve both the rigidity required for dynamic handling and the ride comfort that is essential in a prestige sedan.

Every 2018 LS series prestige sedan is extensively equipped with many comforts, convenience and luxury features as standard, and is offered in a choice of models as follows:

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 (Starting MSRP: $102,700) features a 19” alloy wheels, four-zone independent automatic climate control with the Climate Concierge system and rear seat climate controls. It has power-assisted doors, power rear door, and rear window sunshades. It also features power windows with auto up/down and variable speed control, a suede headliner, semi-aniline seating material, wood and leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, front and rear LED personal lamps, 12v accessory power outlet, the signature Lexus analog clock with LED illumination, and more. This model allows enhancement with a choice of available upgrade packages:

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 with F-SPORT Package (Starting MSRP: $1109, 300) enhances the LS with unique F SPORT 20” alloy wheels, leather seats and 3-spoke steering wheel. Other upgrades include the Bird’s Eye View Monitor safety technology, a panoramic glass roof, and more.

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 with Luxury Package (Starting MSRP: $115,600) enhances the LS with front and rear air suspensions and 20” alloy wheels, additional airbags, rear seat air conditioning, 28-way power adjustable front passenger seat, 22-way power adjustable rear seats, the Bird’s Eye View Monitor, Front Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Trace Assist safety technologies, a panoramic glass roof, and more.

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 with Executive Package (Starting MSRP: $129,600) builds on the Luxury Package, adding 20” forged alloy wheels, a dual-screen rear seat Blu-Ray entertainment system, a rear seat power extendable Ottoman, rear seat massage system, touch-free power back door, 120v/100-watt power outlet, the Adaptive Front Lighting safety system, and more. Buyers have the chance to enhance this model with ornamentation featuring Japanese kiriko style cut glass and other customized features.

The hybrid-powered 2018 Lexus LS 500h (Starting MSRP: $134,050) is luxuriously equipped, including a climate control system enhanced with an infrared body temperature sensor system. Complete with humidity sensor, soft-touch heater controls, and a rear-seat Blu-Ray entertainment system. It has a 28-way power adjustable front passenger seat, 22-way power adjustable rear seats, and a rear seat power extendable Ottoman. It also has a back seat massage system, satin plating on interior trim, an aniline/semi-aniline console, synthetic leather instrument panel, wood and leather-wrapped shift knob. Other features include touch-free power back door, intuitive parking assist, clearance and backup sensors, a pre-collision seatbelt system with comfort function and auto-extending/retracting buckles.  Another fantastic feature is the Lexus obstacle detection system, rear-cross traffic alert system, Bird’s Eye View Monitor, 20” forged alloy wheels, adaptive front lighting system, and more. The 2018 Lexus LS series is on sale at   Lexus Dealers across Canada.