The luxurious limousine from Lexus has been up to date to ship larger consolation, security, and driving dynamics.

  • 2021 Lexus LS500 and LS500h vary arrives
  • Powertrain and suspension enhancements for smoother driving
  • Upgraded tech together with enhanced security
  • Costs rise on the replace, beginning at $195,953 plus on-road prices

The up to date 2021 Lexus LS has arrived in Australia, and with it comes a set of latest know-how.

The flagship mannequin within the Lexus vary has seen quite a few refinements all through the inside and suspension, in addition to the drivetrain within the LS, which has been additional developed to scale back noise and enhance smoothness.

Costs have risen on the 2021 mannequin, going up by $1817 for the LS500, and $1190 for the LS500h.

Underneath the bonnet, the 3.5-litre naturally-aspirated V6 within the LS500h (when mated to a hybrid system) delivers 264kW, with enhancements to the transmission to go with the upgraded hybrid-electric system, which gives larger help than earlier than.

The 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 discovered within the LS500 has acquired redesigned pistons, that are mentioned to scale back noise when the engine is chilly. Energy stays unchanged at 310kW, however the engine is now lighter because of a number of enhancements.

On-road manners have additionally seen advances, with the automobile’s Adaptive Variable Suspension receiving adjustments to make sure a smoother drive and higher steering response.

Inside, a brand new 12.3-inch widescreen infotainment display screen controls the 23-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, whereas passengers in each the entrance and rear (outboard) can take pleasure in energy seats with larger consolation and help. Hand-pleated upholstery is offered as an choice.

Lexus has paid explicit consideration to the standard of its inside trims, with quite a few extremely distinctive choices obtainable which showcase Japanese textiles and design.

As anticipated from the posh carmaker, know-how enhancements function all through, however the up to date limo misses out on the upper stage ‘Lexus Teammate’ semi-autonomous driving tech reported on in August 2020, which is unique to Japan.

A brand new digital rear-view mirror makes use of a high-mounted digicam to show dwell and unobstructed pictures from behind the car, whereas an ‘SOS’ button above gives a direct line to ‘000’ emergency providers.

The car’s Lexus Security System+ has additionally seen an improve, with semi-autonomous braking prolonged to offer pedestrian and entrance cross-traffic safety at intersections. Approaching site visitors can now even be detected at diagonal angles to the car.

Sports activities Luxurious variants acquire 20-inch ‘hole chamber’ alloy wheels, that are mentioned to scale back unsprung weight, aiding each journey and dealing with.

A brand new paint has been added as an choice, named Lustre Shadow.

The 2021 Lexus LS vary is offered to order now. See beneath for a full checklist of options.

2021 Lexus LS Australian pricing

  • LS500 F Sport – $195,953
  • LS500h F Sport – $195,953
  • LS500 Sports activities Luxurious – $201,078
  • LS500h Sports activities Luxurious – $201,078

Be aware: All costs exclude on-road prices.

LS500 and LS500h F Sport and Sports activities Luxurious options:

  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • Top adjustable multi-link entrance and rear air suspension
  • Clearance and reversing sonar with entrance cross-traffic alert and rear cross-traffic alert and brake
  • LED headlights with bladescan adaptive high-beam system
  • LED daytime-running lights (DRLs) with sequential indicators
  • Tilt and slide sunroof
  • Palms-free energy boot lid
  • Keyless entry with good key card
  • Mushy shut doorways
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Illuminated door handles with entrance puddle lights
  • Auto-retractable, heated and self-dimming exterior mirrors with reminiscence
  • Digital rear view mirror
  • 3.0-inch multimedia touch-display and Lexus Distant touch-pad controller
  • 23-speaker Mark Levinson audio with subwoofer
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • DVD participant, USB (x4) and AUX enter
  • Satellite tv for pc navigation
  • Color head-up show
  • Lexus Local weather Concierge with infrared physique temperature sensors
  • Heated and ventilated entrance seats with rear heated outer seats
  • 28-way power-operated entrance seats with reminiscence
  • Driver seat with easy accessibility capabilities
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Good begin and push button begin
  • Electrical rear sunshade
  • Autonomous emergency braking together with pedestrian and daylight bike owner detection
  • Entrance lateral facet pre-collision system
  • Lively steering help
  • All-speed adaptive cruise management
  • Lane tracing help with curve pace discount
  • Parking help brake
  • Velocity signal recognition
  • 360-degree digicam
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lexus Linked Companies together with computerized collision notification, SOS emergency name and stolen car monitoring

LS500 and LS500h F Sport unique options:

  • 20-inch darkish metallic alloy wheels
  • Distinctive badging, grilles and darkish metallic accents
  • Excessive efficiency brake bundle
  • Rear-wheel steering
  • Variable gear ratio steering
  • Lively entrance and rear stabilisers (LS500 F Sport solely)
  • Twin zone local weather management air-con
  • Lexus LFA-inspired 8.0-inch digital instrumentation with slide-out meter ring
  • Leather-based-accented seats and ornamentation
  • Bolstered entrance sports activities seats
  • Steering wheel, shift lever, clock and pedals
  • 10 airbags

LS500 and LS500h Sports activities Luxurious unique options:

  • Sports activities luxurious 20-inch hole chamber alloy wheels
  • Quad-zone local weather management air-con
  • 8.0-inch Sports activities Luxurious-specific digital instrumentation
  • Semi-aniline leather-based accented inside
  • Alternative of distinctive ornamentations (some at further price)
  • Entrance seat rest system
  • Twin 11.6-inch excessive definition rear seat leisure screens with HDMI enter
  • Energy operated outboard rear seats with reminiscence
  • Rear seat (passenger facet) with full recline operate and ottoman
  • Rear seat therapeutic massage system for outboard seats
  • Rear armrest with touchscreen local weather, audio and therapeutic massage controls
  • Electrical rear facet sunshades
  • Rear cooler field (LS500 solely)
  • Rear ventilated outer seats
  • Entrance seat easy accessibility seatbelt buckles
  • 12 airbags (further rear seat cushion airbags)

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