Over the past decades Lexus has been making waves in the automobile market with its LS Series. The brand was launched in 1989 and since then has given an exquisite set of vehicles to the global automobile market. The vehicles that rolled out of the garage of Lexus were not made to look sporty but to redefine luxury and style. There are four series of LS models which are in the market. LS 460, LS 460 L, LS 460 Sport and LS 600 L model which is the hybrid variant of the model.
The L series of Lexus LS 460 has a long wheelbase as it adds 4.8 inches to the total length of the wheelbase. The exteriors of the Lexus LS Series have been given a very elegant design with headlamps and tail-lamps revised and the front portico has also been modified again. The headlights that come with Lexus LS series have a feature of dynamic auto levelling which enhances the brightness level of the headlights. The wheels that used to come with Lexus models earlier have now been upgraded to 10-inch spokes designed alloys which give a somewhat sporty appeal to the car altogether.
The interiors of the car have been intensely worked upon. The leather used to make the interiors is top quality aniline. This type of leather is something that has been exclusively selected for this model and is not available in any other Lexus LS models. The interiors have been worked up to such levels that one can compare it with Mercedes Benz and BMW models. The aniline leather used for the interiors is quite tantalizing and elusive. Lexus has launched extended versions of the Lexus LS 460 in the market as well and these come with ottoman-style seating arrangement and more exclusive features. The advanced versions of Lexus LS 460 boast of inbuilt massage features along with adjustability of power.
All the Lexus LS models come with built-in audio systems which have Bluetooth and USB Connectivity available with them. There is also a facility of iPod connectivity which makes the audio system of Lexus LS models more integrated. Lexus LS models have Mark Levinson entertainment system which has a network of 19 speakers, 19 audio channels and an impressive 450 watt power supply. The hard drive of the audio system has a space limit of 8GB and the qualities of speakers are first-grade. Lexus LS models also come equipped with navigation controls highlighting real-traffic and are capable of dynamic rerouting. There is also a feature of a backup camera and along with that the rear seats come with heating and cooling options. The rear seats have their own coolant boxes and are built with DVD entertainment facility.
Performance and Powertrain: –
The 2012 Lexus LS 460 engine is powered by a 4.6 L 380 horsepower V8 engine and consists of the newly launched eight-speed transmission control system and also comes with the rear-wheel drive and full-wheel drive feature ensuring more traction control. The pickup of the car has been calculated to be 0-60 mph in hardly 5.4 seconds. The engine gives 6400 rpm and 367 lb-ft torque which is considered as immensely powerful engine feature. With intense power under its hood this mean machine accelerates like a bat straight out of hell.
The sport variant of 2012 Lexus LS 460 consists of brembo brakes along with sport-tuned air suspension control system, aero-body design elements and 19-inch forged wheels.
Lexus has given all it takes to equip a car with the best ergonomic features. ABS, Traction and Stability Control, brake assist, electronic brake force redistribution and 10 airbags which come with every Lexus LS models. The 2013 Lexus LS 460 Model comes with integrated parking guidance system and all the user has to do is press the brake pedal. The car will be parked parallel to other cars within a proper range of distance.
Safety features have been considered as a priority and thus 2013 Lexus LS 460 comes with 10 airbags and electronic brake force distribution system. They have brake assist feature which stops the car whenever there is a risk of running into some other car or object. Also one will find ABS system upgraded in this car which makes the turning course less risky and smoother.
The car has been given the base price of Rs 65,00,000/- in India and the price of models varies according to its features.