A completely new 2019 Lexus LS is here, better than ever. One of the brand’s long-lasting models comes completely redesigned. The famous sedan is present for almost three decades. It originally came in 1989. During all these years, we have seen numerous versions of it. The newest one came just recently. It is the fifth generation of the model that is famous not only for Toyota’s quality but for amazing performances and luxury as well.
Numerous new things have come for this occasion. There is a new platform, which brings improvements in terms of both comfort and driving dynamics. Of course, there is a completely new styling, which follows brand’s latest design language. Finally, there is a new engine. Toyota drops V8 engine for this occasion and introduces a completely new twin-turbo V6. Of course, there is a hybrid version as well.
2019 Lexus LS redesign
Just like we have mentioned, the 2019 Lexus LS comes with numerous changes. First of all, there is a new GA-L architecture, which brings numerous benefits. First of all, the new sedan is lighter, despite the fact that keeps similar dimensions and even grows in some aspects. Along with a new suspension, this weight saving provides better driving dynamics, which is one of the most important this for large cars.
When it comes to styling, 2019 Lexus LS has plenty of new things to offer. The new sedan now follows the brand’s latest design language. Of course, there are some unique details, which seem pretty logical. After all, this is flagship model. The interior design is also completely new. The overall impression is that the new 2019 LS looks even more luxurious, with new materials and even more standard equipment. Speaking of equipment, the list of standard features looks impressive.
2019 Lexus LS safety features
Judging on what we have seen on the initial version of the new-generation LS, it is clear that this will be one of the best-equipped models in class. First of all, it is important to mention that all LS models will feature Safety System+ package as a part of standard equipment. This means a lot of advanced safety features, such as Intelligent High Beam Headlamps, Lane Departure Alert, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Lane Keep Assist. An optional extension of this package includes even more advanced systems. Some of them are Pedestrian Alert, Active Steering Assist, Front Cross Traffic Alert, Road Sign Assist, Lane Departure Alert with road edge detection etc. Also, there is a semi-autonomous Lexus CoDrive system which combines Lane Trace Assist and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
2019 Lexus LS engines
One of the most important novelties for this redesign is a new engine. The new model drops a large V8 unit, in favor of a new twin-turbo V6. The new engine has a displacement of 3.5-liters and delivers around 416 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the V8 engine from the previous generation, this is a boost of around 30 horses and 75 pound-feet of torque. An optional hybrid powertrain is in the offer as well.
This system combines a 3.5-liter V6 engine with two electric motors. The numbers are pretty impressive since a max power goes around 354 horses. Another novelty is a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which is standard in both models.
2019 Lexus LS price
When it comes to the price, the 2019 Lexus LS is actually cheaper than its predecessor. The base model with V6 gasoline engine starts at 75.000 dollars. If you prefer AWD layout, count of 3.500 thousands more. On the other side, the hybrid model goes around 80.000 dollars in the base variant.