Long-Awaited 2018 Lexus LS Sedan Debuts in Detroit
Toyota’s luxury division is hoping to shake up the premium sedan segment once again with the redesigned 2018 Lexus LS.
Nearly three decades after the first LS was introduced at the Detroit auto show, Lexus took to the Motor City to introduce the fifth-generation version of its flagship sedan. Riding on a stretched version of the platform that underpins the 2018 Lexus LC coupe, the new LS looks every part the attention-grabber its predecessor was all those years ago.
The new platform allowed the car to be longer, lower and wider this time around, bellying the presence of a true flagship sedan. The 2018 Lexus LS rides on a wheelbase that stretches 123 inches (3,124 millimeters), approximately 1.3 inches (33 mm) longer than the current LS, while plenty of high-strength steel and aluminum was added to cut more than 200 lb (91 kg) from the car’s curb weight.
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