For all the various aspects that make up the luxury car experience, the way it makes you feel is arguably the most important. The 2018 Lexus LS’ lavish design and unyielding performance dynamics deliver in that regard, resulting in a luxury sedan that exudes as much confidence to the world as it fills you with every time you grip the wheel.
The heart of the 2018 Lexus LS is the concept of “takumi,” the Japanese word for “artisan.” Lexus’ Takumi master craftsmen bring an unparalleled sense of attention to detail and refinement to every vehicle they have a hand in crafting. There are just 19 Takumi at the Miyata Lexus Plant in Kyushi, all of whom have more than 25 years of experience and are known for their ability to sense the imperceptible by way of touch.
The work of these brilliant craftsmen shines through in every detail of the 2018 Lexus LS. From available Art Wood trim to available Kiriko Glass to available hand-pleated interior trim that is evocative of the ancient art of origami, the interior of the Lexus LS is a showcase for superior sophistication and elegance.
Underpinning the 2018 LS is the same platform as the high-performance Lexus LC, lending it a proven foundation for exceptional balance and performance. Building upon this platform are next-generation innovations like Lexus’ Adaptive Variable Suspension, which provides customizable ride experiences based on your preference and uses all-new front and rear suspension supports for better handling and stability.
Powering the LS 500 and LS 500 F SPORT is Lexus’ first-ever twin-turbocharged engine — a burly 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 416 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Borrowing technology from Formula One®, the LS 500’s innovative engine enables a sprint from 0 to 60 in just 4.6 seconds.1 Its twin turbochargers, developed in-house, are also among the most efficient in a production vehicle,2 allowing the 2018 Lexus LS to return up to 30 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive.3
With the aid of cutting-edge performance technology and the insight of some of the world’s most venerable masters of craft, the 2018 Lexus LS is a luxury sedan utterly unlike any other on the road.
1Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease. Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt.
22018 LS vs. 2017/2018 competitors. Information from manufacturers’ websites as of 8/4/2017.
32018 EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
This article is presented by Lexus of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.