Lexus’ flagship reportedly won’t be upstaged in the technology stakes by its cheaper showroom-mates for long.
Japanese outlet Creative Trend reports word from dealer sources the Lexus LS will receive a range of updates this year, with an expected October 2022 launch in Japan.
In addition to a fresher look, the new Lexus Interface features over-the-air updates and greater support for voice prompts.
It’s unclear if the touchscreen will grow in size. The current LS has a 12.3-inch screen, but an even larger 14-inch unit can be found in the new NX.
The LS will reportedly be the next Lexus to give the much-maligned Remote Touch trackpad the heave-ho.
It’s unclear what’ll fill its space on the centre console. The updated 2023 UX now features its heated and ventilated seat and heated steering wheel controls in this spot, and the updated ES will reportedly follow suit.
Lexus will reportedly upgrade the LS’ surround-view camera system, with a transparent view plus a “front wide view system”.
As part of a range of updates for 2021, Lexus tweaked the suspension of the LS to improve ride quality.
Lexus engineers will reportedly further improve ride quality by updating the “member mounting part of the rear suspension”, per the Creative Trend report.
The report doesn’t make mention of any cosmetic tweaks beyond some of Lexus’ latest badging updates.
While the LS reportedly won’t replace its rear L emblem with a spaced-out Lexus word mark like the new NX and LX, it’ll reportedly lose the Lexus word mark at the bottom of the boot-lid.
As with other Lexus model updates, the LS500h will also reportedly lose the blue highlighting on its badges and will drop the side skirt-mounted hybrid badging.
Like essentially everything else in this fairly low-volume segment, the LS lives in the shadow of its Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival in Australia.
Fresh off a full redesign, the S-Class is sitting at 74 sales year-to-date. Lexus has sold eight LS sedans this year, lineball with the soon-to-be-updated Audi A8 but behind the BMW 7 Series (23) and Porsche Panamera (21).
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