Lexus – Automobile Magazine http://www.automobilemag.com No Boring Cars! | Reviews, Auto Shows, Lifestyle Tue, 23 May 2017 20:48:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 Lexus Exec Says Sedans Must Evolve to Survive in Report http://www.automobilemag.com/news/lexus-exec-sedans-must-evolve-survive/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/lexus-exec-sedans-must-evolve-survive/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 22:00:17 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1157740 Crossovers are selling like hotcakes, and Lexus models are no exception. The RX was the brand’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. last year, and the smaller NX also experienced significant growth. Oddly enough, the rising popularity of crossovers even has one executive worried about the future of sedans. Speaking with Automotive News, Tokuo Fukuichi hints...

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Crossovers are selling like hotcakes, and Lexus models are no exception. The RX was the brand’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. last year, and the smaller NX also experienced significant growth. Oddly enough, the rising popularity of crossovers even has one executive worried about the future of sedans.

Speaking with Automotive News, Tokuo Fukuichi hints that Lexus needs to polish up its sedan lineup. The global branding chief for Toyota Motor Corporation warns if this doesn’t happen, these vehicles might not last much longer.

“Unless we can really offer a sedan experience you cannot have with an SUV or crossover, I think the sedan may not be able to survive if it does not evolve,” said Fukuichi, who is also in charge of advanced design.

Lexus can bolster its sedan lineup by taking advantage of the body style’s lower center of gravity, Fukuichi notes. Ensuring sedans drive like sports cars could give these vehicles an edge over their higher-riding counterparts. On the other hand, Lexus can also differentiate its sedans by making them more stylish than crossovers, a strategy that involves the use of a fastback roofline à la the Porsche Panamera. We already see some of this coupe-like styling in the new Lexus LS. Either way, the days of the classic sedan may be numbered.

“At a certain point of time, the traditional, square, three-box sedan will go away,” he said.

As for wagons, the future is even more unclear. While Fukuichi said he’d like to see a wagon join Lexus, it couldn’t be “just an ordinary station wagon.” No plans are currently in place to introduce such a vehicle, although someday that could change.

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2018 Lexus NX Shows off New Design in Shanghai http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-nx-gets-refresh-shanghai/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-nx-gets-refresh-shanghai/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:00:38 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1152498 The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai auto show with small updates to its design and performance. You may have to squint to notice some of the changes to the exterior sheetmetal, but Lexus has redesigned the entire front fascia of the NX. The automaker reshaped the front bumper and updated...

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The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai auto show with small updates to its design and performance.

You may have to squint to notice some of the changes to the exterior sheetmetal, but Lexus has redesigned the entire front fascia of the NX. The automaker reshaped the front bumper and updated the upper portion of the grille for a more fluid look. New vertical elements make up the inner portion of the grille, and the foglamps have moved to the corner of the front bumpers. In the rear, Lexus broadened the lower bumper and elongated the taillights, while also increasing the size of the exhaust tips and revising the rear underbody spoiler. Drivers can now open and close the rear hatch with the swipe of the foot beneath the bumper.

Inside, the NX receives a newly available 10.3-inch display as well as simpler HVAC controls. The touch pad on the center console is larger than before, and the palm rest has been reshaped to improve comfort.  A larger wireless tray accommodates larger cell phones, and the USB ports in the center console are now capable of faster charging. New metallic satin accents can be found throughout the cabin, including the shift knob, door handles, and other areas.

2018 Lexus NX 300 F Sport dashboard

To improve ride and handling, Lexus equipped the NX with a new Adaptive Variable Suspension similar to the system found in the LC 500. With improved shock absorbers, springs, and stabilizer bars, the refreshed NX promises improved turn-in response and cornering. Lexus says it has also enhanced insulation for better NVH performance. Power will come from a familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four on the standard model, which has been renamed from NX 200t to NX 300. Hybrids, which keep the NX 300h designation, use a 2.5-liter inline-four and a pair of electric motors. A more athletic NX F Sport continues on for 2018.

As Lexus makes its suite of safety systems standard on almost every new model here in the U.S., the NX shown in China receives the same treatment. The 2018 NX comes standard with Lexus Safety System +, which includes a pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams.

The 2018 Lexus NX is expected to go on sale this fall.

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2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport Adds Visual Aggression, Handling Pack to Halo Sedan http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-ls-500-f-sport/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-ls-500-f-sport/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:00:24 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1149099 Following Geneva’s debut of the hybridized 2018 Lexus LS 500h, this year’s New York auto show brings the all-new LS 500 F Sport. The new performance-oriented trim includes F Sport aesthetic touches and a new handling package for Lexus’ halo sedan. Unfortunately, this isn’t the full-bore LS F we’ve wanted for years. Without the handling...

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Following Geneva’s debut of the hybridized 2018 Lexus LS 500h, this year’s New York auto show brings the all-new LS 500 F Sport. The new performance-oriented trim includes F Sport aesthetic touches and a new handling package for Lexus’ halo sedan.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the full-bore LS F we’ve wanted for years. Without the handling package, this is simply an aesthetic kit that weaves touches from the hardcore F lineup. Each LS 500 F Sport is outfitted with a more aggressive variant of Lexus’ signature spindle grille, incorporating adjustments to a claimed 7,100 individual surfaces to acquire the desired appearance. The upgraded front fascia complements a set of new rocker panels, trunk moldings, and 20-inch wheels.

Inside, each F Sport packs an “exclusive” front seat, bolstered for a snugness. Like other F Sport models, the driver interacts with a more aggressive steering wheel and configurable gauge cluster that changes appearance based on drive setting.

2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport rear three quarter

Those 20-inch wheels hide bigger six-piston brakes in the front and four-pistons in the rear. Spring for the new F Sport handling package for the rear-wheel-drive LS, and the big-body sedan hunkers down with adaptive steering, active rear steering, active stabilizer, and a performance air suspension.

Power remains the same for both the LS 500 and LS 500h F Sport. The non-hybrid model packs the new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, pushing out 415 hp and an impressive 442 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 still arrives in a scant 4.5 seconds, thanks to a new lightning-fast 10-speed automatic transmission sourced from the new LC coupe.

The LS 500h retains the same powertrain as well. The hybridized 3.5-liter V-6 combines with two electric motors for a combined output of 354 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 is a claimed 5.2 seconds for the rear-wheel-drive hybrid.

The new 2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport package is available in either rear- or all-wheel-drive trim for both the regular and hybrid variants.

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2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport to Debut in New York http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-ls-500-f-sport-making-debut-2017-new-york-auto-show/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-ls-500-f-sport-making-debut-2017-new-york-auto-show/#respond Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:00:30 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1146687 Finally, Lexus is giving the F Sport treatment to its flagship sedan. The 2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport will debut next week at the 2017 New York auto show. In the teaser photo Lexus released today, the performance-oriented model looks pretty much identical to the regular 2018 LS aside from the F Sport badging. Although...

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Finally, Lexus is giving the F Sport treatment to its flagship sedan. The 2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport will debut next week at the 2017 New York auto show.

In the teaser photo Lexus released today, the performance-oriented model looks pretty much identical to the regular 2018 LS aside from the F Sport badging. Although there’s not much to notice in the rear, the model should receive a unique grille and racing-inspired interior like other F Sport vehicles in the Lexus lineup. And, of course, it should also feature performance upgrades including a sport-tuned suspension.

The new 2018 Lexus LS 500 made its debut in January at the 2017 Detroit auto show. It was followed last month by the LS 500h hybrid, which was unveiled last month in Geneva. The LS, which sits on the new GA-L platform, has grown 1.3 inches in its wheelbase and is also lower than its predecessor. Along with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, the lineup benefits from a new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine replacing the old 4.6-liter V-8.The standard model now makes 415 hp, while the hybrid version adds an electric motor to the mix for a total output of 354 hp.

The automaker says it will offer F Sport variants of both the standard and hybrid LS. We’ll learn more when Lexus unveils the full vehicle at the New York auto show on April 12.

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Lexus NX Refresh Teased Ahead of 2017 Shanghai Show Debut http://www.automobilemag.com/news/lexus-nx-refresh-teased-ahead-2017-shanghai-show-debut/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/lexus-nx-refresh-teased-ahead-2017-shanghai-show-debut/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:35:10 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1144513 Last year, Lexus unveiled the refreshed IS sedan at the 2016 Beijing auto show. This year, Toyota’s luxury brand is using the 2017 Shanghai auto show to reveal an updated version of the NX crossover. A new teaser image gives us an idea of what we can expect from the refreshed premium CUV. The biggest change...

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Last year, Lexus unveiled the refreshed IS sedan at the 2016 Beijing auto show. This year, Toyota’s luxury brand is using the 2017 Shanghai auto show to reveal an updated version of the NX crossover. A new teaser image gives us an idea of what we can expect from the refreshed premium CUV.

The biggest change to the front end is a new headlight design. Inside the housings, the LED projectors are now arranged in a triangular cluster like the LC coupe, with the lamps framed by three-dimensional metallic elements. Underneath, the Nike Swoosh LED daytime running lights carry over with subtle changes. The Lexus spindle grille is still large and in charge, but it appears the chrome grille frame is positioned differently.

There’s not much else we can tell from this teaser, but Lexus says to expect both exterior and interior enhancements that “add convenience and functionality.” We should know much more when the refreshed Lexus NX is fully unveiled April 19 at the Shanghai auto show. Stay tuned.

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Lexus Says the UX Concept is Set for Production http://www.automobilemag.com/news/lexus-says-ux-concept-production/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/lexus-says-ux-concept-production/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:43:28 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1135116 Lexus has confirmed a report that its funky UX compact SUV is headed for production, though the luxury brand is not yet saying which markets will receive the small crossover or when it will arrive. Yoshihiro Sawa, Lexus managing officer, initially spilled the beans at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, telling Australia’s Motoring to “Please...

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Lexus has confirmed a report that its funky UX compact SUV is headed for production, though the luxury brand is not yet saying which markets will receive the small crossover or when it will arrive.

Yoshihiro Sawa, Lexus managing officer, initially spilled the beans at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, telling Australia’s Motoring to “Please expect UX, it’s not so far away.” He also believes the UX appeals to younger buyers who prefer models like the IS and CT.

Lexus UX Concept Detroit Auto Show Doors Open

“The loyal users always [are] changing the car, but at the same time the average age is going up. But this year we tried to seek the buyer average that is younger,” Sawa told the Aussie auto site.

“We try to capture these new younger buyers, so that we change our design ways.”

The funky four-seat crossover made its debut last year at the 2016 Paris auto show to raves — and a few rants — by our staff.

Despite being described as a “horrible monstrosity” with seats that seem like a “futuristic torture device,” the UX has been lapping the international car show circuit to more acclaim than jeers.

Lexus UX Concept Detroit Auto Show

When it arrives, the UX will join the popular NX and RX crossovers in Lexus’ stable. It combines the looks of an off-roader with a coupe-like driving position. It was designed by the automaker’s ED2 design center in France.

Inside, the UX concept features its Kinetic seating setup with web-like, seat cushions and backrests that move kinetically with its occupants’ weight to provide a more comfortable driving experience, we are told.

If you haven’t seen it in person, Lexus tells us that the UX Concept will make definitely make an appearance at the New York auto show next month. It will not be at the company’s main stand, but downstairs in the truck/SUV area at the Javits Convention Center in case you want to take a closer look — if you dare.

Lexus UX Concept Detroit Auto Show Rear

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The 2018 Lexus LS 500h is a Cleaner Big Sedan http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-ls-500h-cleaner-big-sedan/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-ls-500h-cleaner-big-sedan/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:00:32 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1125111 Unlike its German rivals, Lexus has never played in the big sedan diesel game, opting instead to use hybrid technology. The 2018 Lexus LS 500h, which made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, is the automaker’s second effort at a hybrid large sedan and uses the same powertrain as the 2018 LC 500h...

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Unlike its German rivals, Lexus has never played in the big sedan diesel game, opting instead to use hybrid technology. The 2018 Lexus LS 500h, which made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, is the automaker’s second effort at a hybrid large sedan and uses the same powertrain as the 2018 LC 500h sports coupe.

That powertrain consists of 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 295 horsepower (compared with 415 horsepower from the 2018 LS 500’s twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6). Combined with the hybrid motors, the LS 500h’s rating is 354 horsepower. Torque is 258 lb-ft, versus 415 lb-ft for the conventional engine.

Like the LC, the LS has a bespoke Lexus Multi-Stage Hybrid System with a “four-stage shifting device,” essentially a four-speed automatic that the company says feels and acts like the 10-speed automatic in the conventional gas-powered LS 500, plus two electric motors with a 310-volt, lithium-ion battery. The new car’s battery is 20 percent smaller, yet denser, than the battery in the outgoing Lexus LS 600h L.

Lexus isn’t talking fuel efficiency numbers or whether the big sedan will run for any amount of time on pure electric power, though it cites an in-house 0-60 mph sprint of 5.4 seconds versus 4.5 seconds for the rear-wheel-drive LS 500 and 4.8 seconds for the all-wheel-drive LS 500. The hybrid will be available with RWD or AWD.

Of course, well-heeled green consumers won’t give up any thing by adding an “h” to their Lexus LS500s. Lexus touts its omotenashi interior design, “taking care of the driver and passengers,” featuring hand-pleated door trim “inspired by origami and glass ornamentation using Japanese kiriko techniques,” including myriad wood trims using “sliced wood and laser-cutting techniques.”

The LS 500h goes on sale along with the rest of the LS line late this year.

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By Design: 2018 Lexus LS http://www.automobilemag.com/news/by-design-2018-lexus-ls/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/by-design-2018-lexus-ls/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:55:59 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1110383 Some six decades ago Chrysler unleashed a batch of dramatically different 1957 models that made its General Motors and Ford rivals seem shockingly old and tired. An advertising tagline for its volume seller, Plymouth, summed up the situation nicely, suggesting Chrysler was three years ahead of the industry: Suddenly, it’s 1960! I’m reminded of that...

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Some six decades ago Chrysler unleashed a batch of dramatically different 1957 models that made its General Motors and Ford rivals seem shockingly old and tired. An advertising tagline for its volume seller, Plymouth, summed up the situation nicely, suggesting Chrysler was three years ahead of the industry: Suddenly, it’s 1960!

I’m reminded of that history because on first sight of the 2018 Lexus LS, I immediately thought, “Suddenly, it’s 1957!” At first glance this big, powerful modern car reminded me of a 1957 Buick Roadmaster. Not because of any specific details, obviously. But both cars are strongly assertive, their grilles complex assemblages of an enormous number of discrete pieces, far bigger than necessary for cooling the mechanisms behind them but impressive in their massive presence. And, of course, another 1957 touchstone came to mind instantly: “Zorro,” the Disney TV show. When you stand to the left of the LS, it’s impossible not to see that mark of Zorro Z-slash in the headlamp cluster. It is superposed on the fat-bellied front fender form, conjuring images of bumbling Sgt. Garcia’s sword-mutilated uniform after another humiliating encounter with the masked Hidalgo.

If both cars look very heavy, I believe it is by intention. For the LS 500, the imagined weight was artfully achieved by design, as it was in the Roadmaster. There’s little question today: Lexus builds the world’s highest quality mass-produced cars, infinitely more reliable electronically than Germany’s finest, just as it’s evident Lexus makes near-perfect traditional American cars — smooth boulevard cruisers never remotely intended for the Nürburgring or DTM racing. This LS is not particularly sleek or aerodynamic—not with those huge, high-drag holes up front — but it does look substantial and more at home on streets in the fancier parts of town than a sublimated race car that’s clearly out of place.

Toyota did a fabulous end run around midrange American cars when it introduced the Avalon, a totally bland, bench-seat, anonymous-looking sedan the U.S. market accepted quickly and that helped kill off midrange domestic brands Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Plymouth. It seems Lexus pulled off something similar with this car, perfectly suited to our market.

The thick-pillared, nearly flat-sided body seems to press down heavily onto a perfectly flat base plane. There’s a strong horizontal theme to the LS, emphasized by the hard chrome edges at the bottom of the front end, carried back along the sills by a straight chrome trim piece. A hard horizontal line just below the side glass parallel to that base carries back over the taillights, in conflict with the side window profile, itself inflected at two points for no apparent reason. I see this design as an esthetic mess, but it’s a carefully executed purposeful mess that achieves almost exactly what I suspect was desired. So despite my misgivings about its beauty (or, rather, its lack thereof), I predict this car will sell well and satisfy its owners.

By Design 2018 Lexus LS rear three quarter

1. This sharp line parallel to the ground above the thick, fat-bottomed bumper emphasizes width and makes the car seem bigger and heavier than it actually is.

2. This chrome bar and those underlining the taillights again stress the horizontal theme of the entire body.

3. The rear fender is cut away to allow the lamp to be visible from the sides and results in a surface point emphasizing length, allowing the outer surface to be farther outboard.

4. A continuation of the hard horizontal line below the side glass around the rear corner again stresses horizontality.

5. Two inexplicable bends in the window chrome leave a nearly straight section of chrome above the rear door handles.

6. This dead-straight kink in the body side has two obvious points of origin, front and rear, and fades away in the sheet metal bulge over the rear wheel opening.

7. The front fender bulge looks almost spherical from this angle. It is quite fat however you regard it.

8. This upward-facing section in the doors is deliberate, created by a hard rising bottom line running into the rear wheelhouse, with the upper part a soft radius into the doors.

9. This is a nicely sculpted piece, perfectly straight top and bottom but curved at its peak width.

10. Note the sill surfaces tip a bit outward toward the wheel opening.

11. Also subtly sculpted, this trim piece continues the horizontal line very low on the body.

12. The kink in the plastic bumper shroud is unrelated to anything but the chrome strip below.

13. Casting, rather than cheaply extruding constant sections, has been a feature of Lexus LS models for decades. It subliminally projects quality.

By Design 2018 Lexus LS front three quarter

14. The upper corners of the spindle-shaped grille frame are razor-sharp points.

15. The headlamp assembly on the left has the classic mark of Zorro embedded. On the other side it’s backward. A sign of dyslexia on the part of the swordsman?

16. The hood cut line is really interesting as a decorative element, rising and falling as it moves to the rear.

17. It’s easy to see here that the A-pillar blocks a lot of vision for the driver.

18. There is a break in the transverse roofline where the massive structure surrounding the doors intersects with the lower, flatter roof panel.

19. Door handles are too big visually but just right in the hand. Relief behind them is too close to the hard line above, in the interest of having a convenient height for a standing person.

20. The corner grilles are simpler, with the horizontal theme emphasized.

21. A complementary trim piece, horizontal and pointed on the inner ends.

22. Lower corners of the grille frame have substantial depth, are slightly radiused at the forward point and greatly softened as the frame recedes to allow the texture to be more vertical.

23. A whole lot of texture-weaving in this massive grille. On the whole I like the ’57 Roadmaster’s equally overdone grille better. But both are too much for any decade.

By Design 2018 Lexus LS interior

24. Lines swirling down and forward from the windowsill are a surprisingly fanciful idea for what is, for the most part, a very staid automobile.

25. The exterior’s horizontal theme brought inside, the armrest form not unlike the taillights’ pointing form.

26. Pretty standard look for steering wheels these days: lots of leather, lots of buttons, not much style, elegance, or innovation.

27. These rotating knobs up high on the glare shield are quite practical and convenient, if a bit obtrusive.

28. An analog clock, a really nice thing to have in a car. Digital time pieces cost a lot less, but there’s little joy in looking at them.

29. Parallel lines bound by stitching near the driver’s door suggest a lot of hand work. I suspect that’s not true.

30. The half-dozen trim lines again, this time diverging in the center, converging to the end spacing.

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Lexus LS 500h to Bow in Geneva http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-ls-500h-way-geneva/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-lexus-ls-500h-way-geneva/#respond Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:16 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1110476 Lexus unveiled the fifth-generation LS earlier this year but has saved the hybrid version for the 2017 Geneva auto show. The Lexus LS 500h makes its official debut on March 7. The model will receive a multi-stage hybrid powertrain that is available in the LC coupe. The LC500’s hybrid system comprises of a 3.5-liter V-6...

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Lexus unveiled the fifth-generation LS earlier this year but has saved the hybrid version for the 2017 Geneva auto show.

The Lexus LS 500h makes its official debut on March 7. The model will receive a multi-stage hybrid powertrain that is available in the LC coupe. The LC500’s hybrid system comprises of a 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to an electric motor, a combination that produces a total output of 354 hp.

Unsurprisingly, the LS hybrid looks almost identical to the standard model in the teaser photo Lexus has released. We should see the same chrome-tastic body, updated spindle mesh grille, and interior goodies such as 28-way power front seats with heating, cooling, and massage functions and rear seats with special shiatsu massage and reclining capability.

The 2018 Lexus LS debuted at the Detroit auto show with a new V-6 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and lighter body. It sits on the new GA-L global architecture for luxury vehicles, a platform that is shared with the LC. For 2018, the LS has grown 1.3 inches in its wheelbase, and is also lower than its predecessor.

The 2018 Lexus LS goes on sale in the U.S. around the end of the year, so the hybrid model shouldn’t be too far off.

Pictured below is the 2018 Lexus LS.

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Toyota Applies for “Lexus LC F” Trademark in Europe, Likely Confirming Variant http://www.automobilemag.com/news/lexus-lc-f-confirmed-european-trademark-filing/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/lexus-lc-f-confirmed-european-trademark-filing/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:30:34 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=1106314 If there was ever any doubt Lexus was planning a full-blown F variant for the LC coupe, that can be put to rest now. Toyota has filed a trademark application for the name “Lexus LC F” in Europe. The filing was submitted to the European Union Intellectual Property Office on February 6. Four days earlier,...

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If there was ever any doubt Lexus was planning a full-blown F variant for the LC coupe, that can be put to rest now. Toyota has filed a trademark application for the name “Lexus LC F” in Europe.

The filing was submitted to the European Union Intellectual Property Office on February 6. Four days earlier, Toyota submitted an application for “LC F” minus the Lexus branding. The trademarks were filed as Nice Classification (NCL) 12, which under the 1957 Nice Agreement corresponds to “vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water.”

That’s about all the info the documents tell us, unfortunately. But we can assume the LC F will ride on Lexus’ new GA-L platform for front-engine, rear-wheel-drive luxury cars. We can also assume it will make more power than the current LC 500, which boasts 471 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque from its naturally aspirated V-8. A few years back we had heard Lexus was working on a twin-turbocharged version of that engine for the LC good for around 600 hp. If such an engine is destined for the LC F, it would best the 577-hp twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 in the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe as well as the 560-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 in the BMW M6.

We liked what the standard LC had to offer, so we’re excited to learn more about what Lexus has cooking for the LC F. Stay tuned.

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