The new Lexus LS will make its debut in South Africa in the second quarter of 2021. The local range of the flagship sedan will feature two models, which Lexus SA will announce with full specifications closer to the launch date.
The model helped found the brand 30 years ago, and the benchmark set by the original LS has inspired the teams developing each successive LS generation to always seek to do better, to find improvements in any detail, that might deliver even higher levels of comfort.
It’s that commitment that has brought about significant advances in the ride quality of the new 2021 LS, achieved not through a single breakthrough innovation, but through a comprehensive review of the parts and controls relating to driving performance, ride comfort and quietness. The changes go beyond the fundamentals of fine-tuning the suspension to include adjustments to the tyres and even the materials and methods used to structure and upholster the seats.
The result is unprecedented ride comfort, but importantly, without sacrificing the car’s rewarding dynamic character.
LS Chief Engineer Toshio Asahi explains: “We have been implementing improvements year-on-year to ensure the continual evolution of the LS as a Lexus flagship. With the driving performance of the new LS, I decided that we should focus on the ‘refined driving performance’ which forms the model’s DNA, and indeed is the starting point for our brand. Therefore, we went back to basics and refined the fundamental performance from the ground up.”
The LS will launch with a few subtle aesthetic changes, both inside and out. Already launched and sold in some markets, the new model will debut locally during the second quarter of this year.
Lexus’ industry-leading 7-years/105 000 km warranty and maintenance plan will come as standard for LS drivers.