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The NEW Lexus LS: An engineering and artistic masterpiece

When built under the expert eye of Takumi master craftsmen, the coming together of glass, metal, wood, and fabric to create a luxury vehicle’s interior can only result in art. The breathtaking interplay between these materials showcases the superior level of craftsmanship that Lexus is known for. And with the new LS sedan, this kind of creativity is a full-on display of the skills and experience required to create such an awe-inspiring interior space. Quite frankly, the new Lexus LS is the very definition of a luxury sedan created with Lexus’ unique signature.

The Lexus LS is the pinnacle of luxury craftsmanship. It is the flagship sedan of the Lexus lineup, and it also offers personalization that can suit the selective taste of each customer. Exclusive to the LS Hybrid 4-Seater Premier variant is the ‘kiriko’ glass art ornamentation which is a traditional Japanese craft that is highlighted in the LS interior. Rear seat passengers can also enjoy the retractable ottoman that supports the calves & adjustable seat cushions for optimum space & comfort.

The power-adjustable Ottoman seats are swathed in premium semi-aniline leather and also have seven massage programs to choose from. A very clever feature is the Infrared Rays Matrix sensor that automatically detects the body surface temperature of each passenger and adjusts the cooling or heating for each occupant accordingly. To top it all off, a Mark Levinson Surround sound system with 23 speakers ensure unprecedented sonic quality. These are just a few in a long list of luxury and technology features that come standard with the new Lexus LS Hybrid 4-Seater Premier.

On the engineering side, the Lexus LS 500 has options of a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that offers powerful driving performance and a Hybrid powerplant for exceptional fuel economy. Artificial Intelligence Shift Control allows a Drive mode switching control selecting the optimum gear by estimating the driver’s driving preferences and intentions from the vehicle speed and the amount of accelerator operation. This kind of intuitive control maximizes the potential of the direct-shift 10-speed automatic transmission and delivers a driving experience like no other. Adaptive Variable Suspension adjusts suspension damping on the fly, and this delivers a super-smooth ride that is expected from Lexus.

The new LS is also equipped with Lexus’s most advanced safety technology. Chief among these is the Lexus Safety System 2.0 (LSS + 2) which addresses the three most common accident types: frontal collisions, lane departures, and nighttime accidents. Adaptive cruise control; adaptive high beams; lane-keeping assist with lane-departure alert are the newest additions to the LS. And for added ease of connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now come standard.

Automobiles are often referred to as ‘kinetic art’, but not all cars are created equally. Great art stirs the senses and awakens the soul. It ignites passion and draws a reaction. When you combine the highest level of artistry with master-level craftsmanship and cutting-edge engineering, the result is a luxury vehicle that surpasses expectations. The new Lexus LS is one such masterpiece.

Experience the ultimate in hospitality with the Lexus LS. This is the spirit of  ‘Omotenashi’—where your needs are met long before you even think to ask for something. This is the soul of Lexus, where passion and craftsmanship combine to create an amazing experience.

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