The Lexus LS is one of a kind vehicle for the brand as its the 1st car the company made to take on the big dogs. Over the years, it has grown from strength to strength although of recent the competition has improved since its inception but can this refreshed model return the car to the top echelons? In this article, we will find out what makes the refreshed Lexus LS special.
From the looks, we can see that it resembles the refreshed Lexus IS especially at the front. The facelifted Lexus LS adopts a new front fascia featuring new three-bulb headlights with an L-shaped DRLs. The bumper has been refreshed with squarish side intakes and chrome trim on the lower edges. In addition, the colour of the grille mesh has been changed to dark metallic. Apart from all these, the rear remains unchanged with just a few tweaks added. There’s a new 20-inch wheel for the F Sport model, which also gets a dedicated colour for the grille.
Changes to the interior are barely visible but there’s a new 12.3-inch wide touchscreen display for the infotainment system that’s compatible with SmartDeviceLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The steering wheel and centre console controls are now coloured black. The 2021 LS also features a new ‘Nishijin & Haku’ trim combining Nishijin brocade and metal leaf decoration. For improved comfort, the seat coverings feature deeper stitch points while the underlying seat pads feature low-resilience urethane.
Lexus has added a newly-developed Adaptive Variable Suspension solenoid to reduce damping force. This feature will further improve the comfort of the car. Active Noise Control and Engine Sound Enhancement tuning are added features to reduce the noise inside the LS. While the engines are transmission remains unchanged, it is still powered by a 3.5-litre V6 (318hp), a twin-turbo 3.5 V6 (418hp) and a 3.5 V6 Hybrid (354hp). All engines are mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
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