Next-gen 2017 Lexus LS (Mercedes S Class rival) to debut at Tokyo Motor Show – Report

Anjan

Anjan Ravi, I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

A coupe version would also follow.

A report on Motoring.com.au states that the next generation of Lexus’s flagship sedan, the LS, will be revealed at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show which commences on October 29, 2015. The new LS will go on sale in key markets next year, as a 2017 model.

2014 Lexus LS exterior front three quarter official press shot
Autonomous driving technology will be seen on the 2017 Lexus LS. Image of the current model used for representation only.

The publication has few details on the 2017 LS, but states that it will up the luxury quotient, while featuring Toyota’s new autonomous driving technology. According to reports, the new 2017 Lexus LS will be based on an all-new rear-wheel drive chassis, which will also spawn a coupe, which coincidentally will also be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this year.

The coupe is expected to be badged the Lexus LC, and will take design inspiration from the Lexus LF-LC concept, which was shown at the 2012 edition of the NAIAS (2012 Detroit Motor Show). Obviously, it will have the S Class Coupe in sight, which will be launched in India later this month.

Lexus LF-LC Concept front three quarters
The LF LC concept is expected to be a design precursor for the new LS-based coupe.

The 2017 Lexus LS and the Lexus LC Coupe will be powered by a 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine with as much as 500 hp on tap. A hybrid variant with a V6 engine is also reported to be in the making.

Also read: LA Live – Lexus LF-C2 concept revealed

Multiple reports have suggested that Toyota is keen on launching the Lexus brand in India. If the brand is introduced, the LS would serve as a brand-shaping, flagship tool, and would naturally rival its German counterparts, the Mercedes S Class, BMW 7 Series and the Audi A8.

Lexus LF-LC Concept – Image Gallery

[Source – Motoring]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Lexus LS News & Updates

2018 Lexus LS front three quarters at IAA 2017

2018 Lexus LS 500 showcased at IAA 2017 – Live

2018 Lexus LS front at GIIAS 2017

2018 Lexus LS – GIIAS 2017 Live

2018 Lexus LS 350 front

2018 Lexus LS 350 variant unveiled in China

2018 Lexus LS spy shot Japan

2017 Lexus LS spotted in the wild with no camouflage

Lexus IS 300h front three quarters left side at 2016 Thai Motor Expo

Lexus IS, Lexus LS – 2016 Thai Motor Expo Live

2018 Lexus LS black spy shot front three quarters left side

2018 Lexus LS spotted testing in production body