Lexus LS Review
Lexus has been the pioneering brand which maintains the supremacy with rendering meticulous craftsmanship, innovation and impassioned designs. The amazing technology, performance, craftsmanship and experience is the thing which makes Lexus the most sought after brand. With the introduction of full size luxury Sedan served as the flagship model of Lexus which is now in its fourth generation which is featured with the V8 engine and rear wheel drive. In Philippines the hybrid model is also there which makes up an outstanding performance and oriented to distinctive segment of consumer who opt for the superlative performance without much consideration for luggage carrying capability and family outing.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Lexus's determination to bring the fight in luxury car segment depicts itself in the morph of LS. In Philippines, Lexus LS offers an enthralling performance being available in two variants: LS 460 and LS hybrid. The base version LS 460 makes the profound impression with the powerful 4.6-litre V8 engine mated with 8 speed automatic transmission to deliver anything needed for perfect drive while offering better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The available 4.6-litre engine cranks the power output of 382 hp at 6400 rpm along with the peak torque of 493 Nm at 4100 rpm. The engine offers the satisfying drive and allows to achieve the 100 kmph speed within 5.8 seconds whereas effortlessly achieves the speed of 250 kmph. The same engine offers the comfort ride of 100 km with sipping 10.7 litres of fuel. Further the hybrid variant is mated with the 5.0-litre engine which makes the power output of 438 hp at 6400 rpm with the peak torque of 520 Nm at 4000 rpm. While makes the superior level of performance with making it achieve 250 kmph of top speed crossing the speedmark of 100 kmph within 6.3 secs.
The bold designs and thoughtful craftsmanship, it deserves nothing less than seamless attention. The well known swooping curves and aggressive flanks of LS makes the remarkable appearance and proves significant appearance with its elegantly proportioned structure. The overall shape touch bulbous from some angles while the body is impressively slippery and built with tight panel gaps. Refining the direction next generation model takes the bold and sophisticated dynamism of attractive spindle grille frontal designs which awards the vehicle combination of enhanced elegance, impressive road presence and stronger brand identity. All variants of LS possess a sheen appearance comprising windscreen green glass, high noise damping type inner film and low reflection. The front headlamps with auto leveling functions improves the vision while rear combination lamps and high mounted stop lamp increases the efficiency of the car. The luxury car is packaged within the dimension of 5090 mm x 1875 mm x 1465 mm (L x W x H) with wheelbase of 2970 mm.
The exquisitely crafted interior is subtly illuminated with silky white lamps and dynamic instrument panel lightings. As you hop in the intensive anatomical research is the thing which can be felt easily with the four way adjustable seats that can extend upto 50 mm to suit driver of all sizes. The interior is made with dedicated veneer of alternating wood layers where the Shimamoku steering wheel and matching trim demonstrate the highest level of craftsmanship and refinement. Further the available Lexus Climate Concierge is the huge addition to LS 2014 four zone system allowing the occupants to set the temperature for main climate control, climate control seats and heated steering wheel. The dual zone climate control, rear view camera and infotainment system includes the 12.3 inch display, remote touch controller, navigation and Enform AppSuite and 10 speaker audio system makes the luxurious ride. Lexus LS offers the decent boot-space of 509 litre which is quite good for the class.
Safety, Brakes and Miscellaneous
Safety is not only limited to prevention of injury rather it is prevention of unexpected. This is why Lexus has configured the level of active and passive safety features which not only save you and passenger form severe injury while also incorporates ample features to make you focus on drive. The automatic high beam system detects different lighting condition and adjusts the light to ensure, vision is unmarred while the blind spot monitor alerts when detects other vehicle in blind spot. Further the SRS airbag system, makes the all round safety for passenger and driver.
The luxury machine is featured with the sheaf of equipment and technology with optimized level of comfort while the blasting performance of engine enthrals the consumers.