Japanese luxury carmaker Lexus has confirmed, in a statement, that the 2018 LS saloon will be making its global debut at the Detroit motor show in January next year, where the original LS saloon (and to a larger extent, the Lexus brand) broke cover in 1989.
Our previous report covered the eventual offering of a hydrogen LS saloon, slated for a 2019 debut. The LS that we’ll be seeing in January will likely debut more conventional powertrain options, along the lines of a large naturally-aspirated V8 and petrol-hybrid combo (that is rumoured to put out around 400kW).
With all the information on the new LS floating around, the luxury limousine is expected to be an exercise in Lexus’ technological abilities. New features should debut in the brand’s flagship offering, like autonomous driving technology, front and rear touchscreens, and gesture control, all wrapped up in an interior that is set to showcase a new direction. The whole car will sit on the new Lexus GA-L platform, which will be employed by the LC500 and LC500h sports cars first.
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