When we are talking about a brand like Lexus, it seems natural to expect nothing less than an ultimate luxury. The famous full-sedan is the flagship model of the Japanese brand. So, you may presume how many things this car has to offer. The current model represents the fifth generation of the famous model and it has been around for about two years. Therefore, we expect that the 2020 Lexus LS won’t feature too many notable changes. It still seems early for a mid-cycle update or something like that. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t see interesting novelties.
If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2020 Lexus LS is finally about to come with upgrades of the infotainment system, which is probably the weakest point of this amazing full-size sedan. Other than that, we probably won’t see any bigger changes. So, the new model should hit the market sometime late in the year.
2020 Lexus LS Redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Lexus LS is expected to carry on in the same way, when it comes to base design characteristics. We are about to see a familiar design, which was introduced a couple of years ago. Mechanically, the new model is very advanced. It rides on Toyota’s new TNGA platform, which significantly improves performances, as well as things like efficiency, comfort etc.
Still, the biggest improvement has been made in terms of handling, as the new model is far more athletic than its predecessor. In terms of styling, this car seems like a typical Lexus model. It is completely adapted to the company’s newest design language, highlighted by the famous spindle grille layout and other aesthetical solution that characterize this brand. Considering that the model is entering the third production year, we don’t expect to see any notable styling change, expect a couple of novelties in terms of colors.
2020 Lexus LS Interior
A hi-end interior quality has always been a trademark of this model. The current generation is not an exception at all. Moreover, a few rivals can match the LS’s cabin in terms of style, quality and opulence, and don’t forget that we are talking about the segment where some of the rivals are models like Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8. The first thing that you will notice is a spectacular dashboard design. Lots of smooth lines and shapes, combined with attractive color schemes make this cabin look amazing. In addition, the overall comfort is amazing, especially in the front row, where you can get all the comfort you can imagine. When it comes to the cargo area, you can count on 17 cubic feet. These are pretty much typical numbers for the class.
This is another aspect where the LS impresses. The list of standard equipment is extremely long and includes conveniences like leather upholstery, 16-way power adjustments, heating, and ventilation, while you can opt for 28-way adjustable front seats. In the second row, things like heating, 18- or 22-way power adjustments, and a massaging function are standard features.
In terms of tech goodies, we expect to see upgrades on the infotainment system which would, besides more functions, also come with Android Auto. Other than that, standard models will feature things like a navigation system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and remote start. You can also opt for things like four-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic glass roof, a 23-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system, a rear-seat touch-screen center console etc.
The list of standard safety systems is impressive. Some of the highlights are things like a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beams, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, lane tracing assist etc. You can also get optional lane change assist, front cross traffic alert, a 24-inch head-up display, adaptive headlights etc.
2020 Lexus LS Engine
We expect that the 2020 Lexus LS will continue with two familiar powertrain options. Base models will come with a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which gets help from twin turbochargers, for a total output of 416 horsepower. You can also pick a hybrid, which is based on a V6 engine and delivers a total amount of 354 horsepower. Both models deliver impressive acceleration and overall ride quality. Also, fuel economy is pretty good as well. With the gasoline engine, you can count on about 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The hybrid is even better in this aspect, as it returns around 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
2020 Lexus LS Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2020 Lexus LS will hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, bigger changes shouldn’t come. Currently, base models go around 75.000 dollars, but the price can easily go over 85.000 if you want more equipment.