We use Cookies – by using this site or closing this message you’re agreeing to our Cookie Policy.

AUTOWEB.co.uk

Top Info Across the Auto Web

Search Results

 
Body: Saloon
Colour: Silver Metallic
Mileage: 87800
Fuel: Petrol / E
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 4969

ACM Ripley
Call: 01132843300
Body: Saloon
Colour: Black
Mileage: 108300
Fuel: Hybrid
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 4969

Yorkshire Vehicle Solutions Ltd
Call: 01423331133
Body: Saloon
Colour: Black
Mileage: 96800
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 4608

Similar Vehicles

Body: Estate
Colour: Black
Mileage: 15400
Fuel: Hybrid
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 3456

Body: Estate
Colour: Graphite Black
Mileage: 23726
Fuel: Hybrid
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 3456

Sandal Auto
Call: 01924 614 614
Body: Estate
Colour: grey
Mileage: 15846
Fuel: Petrol/Ele
Gearbox: CVT
Engine: 2494

EMC Forces
Call: 01323 720 681
Body: Estate
Colour: Black
Mileage: 12900
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 1998

Body: Estate
Colour: Silver
Mileage: 20000
Fuel: Hybrid
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 2494

Body: Estate
Colour: Black
Mileage: 13000
Fuel: Hybrid
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 2494

Sandal Auto
Call: 01924 614 614
Body: Estate
Colour: BLACK
Mileage: 6844
Fuel: Petrol/Ele
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine:

Doves Volvo Blackburn
Call: 01254897466

A quick peek at the Lexus LS

As a flagship model, the Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan. Four generations of the LS have been produced since 1989, all fitted with rear-wheel drive systems and V8 engines. In 2006 though, hybrid, long-wheelbase, and all-wheel drive versions were made available. The first Lexus LS made its debut at the North American International Auto Show, one of the first luxury sedans in the market then to offer electrochromic rear-view mirrors, power adjustable shoulder seat belts, and automatic tilt-and-telescoping steering wheels with SRS airbags. With the success of the first LS, it also created quite a reputation for itself such that all the generations that followed suit were met with good reception, good enough to keep the distinction of being the best-selling of flagship luxury sedans in the US for the Lexus LS. In July 2012, a restyled fourth-generation LS was announced. And for the first time ever, an F-Sport version will be offered for the Lexus LS.

Pros

While the Lexus LS has always held a special place in the hearts of men, it has managed to improve upon its design to find a way to reconcile aggressive flanks and swooping curves. And while the LS can take a lesson on elegant proportions from the Audi A8 and Mercedes S-class, the LS holds down its own by looking so much more than just a generic big saloon and taking advantage of the design language that the Lexus IS followed. Nevertheless, the latest LS is beautifully painted, impressively slippery, and nicely built using consistent tight panel gaps.

In terms of features, there are convenient cars and there are smart cars. The LS is part of the latter, fitted with the latest technology to make any car it finds itself side-by-side with on the road green with envy. For starters, it has radar cruise control. The car also sends out an alert when you drive out of a lane and can even get to work helping you steer the LS so you can drive better. It can find parking space for you as well and even park the car for you. In traffic, the Brake Hold System is a real gem that automatically activates electronic parking brakes for you each time you stop the car.

Inside, even the most basic model has heated leather seats, the front two of which can be adjusted electrically. Passengers at the back will also enjoy more than adequate headroom and legroom. Controls are located in the arm rests, where each rear passenger can individually adjust climate control, operate side and rear privacy blinds, and even control the stereo. The best thing inside an LS though would have to be the roof-mounted, nine-inch screen that folds down, expertly complemented by a 19-speaker Mark Levinson stereo system.

Cons

Even with a hybrid Lexus LS, the car isn’t really green, with carbon dioxide emissions at 218g/km and fuel economy at 30.4mpg. Main rivals for the LS also offer diesel engine options at smaller capacities so that automatically bumps off the car for top spots on making the most out of a full tank.

What do you think?

(Average rating: 5 , Total rates: 2 )

History of Lexus LS

                In May 1989, the luxury division of Toyota, Lexus, created its version of a full size luxury sedan car by the name of Lexus LS. This was also called Toyota Celsior in Japan and is available as a four door sedan with a front engine, rear wheel drive or a front engine, all wheel drive layout.

                The LS was assembled in Tahara, Aichi, in Japan and it was codenamed the F1 project when its development began in 1983. This model has become known as the flagship model of Lexus, and it has been rated as the most dependable vehicle in Consumer Reports. Aside from this, it has also received the highest rating in the US Vehicle Dependability Survey of J.D. Power and Associates in the period 1994 until 2009.

                The first generation LS is also called the XF10 and was produced from May 1989 until September 1994. This was inititated by Eiji Toyoda as the F1 project, and the head of the car’s engineering was Ichiro Suzuki. The XF20 or the second generation LS was released in October 1994 until July 2000, and it was designed by Makoto Oshima in 1992. This version has redeveloped interior to include a Global Positioning System navigation system and other notable features.

                In August 2000 until July 2006, the third generation LS was created, which was also designed by Makoto Oshima in 1997. Following this version is the XF40 or the fourth generation, which was produced since August 2006 until the present and was designed by Yo Hiruta in 2003. It has received several awards including World Car of the Year in 2007, Canadian Car of the Year, Top Gear Limousine of the Year, and International Car of the Year. 

Useful Bits

Free Car Ad

Advertise your car on Autoweb for free, simply fill out the form on the next page

Free Car Valuation

Simply enter your registration number

Cool Stuff

Five of the Best
Top 11s
Ladies Choice
Head to Heads
Caught in the Classifieds
Motoring News
The Car Clinic

Popular Features

Popular Videos