The Lexus LS as we know it is the epitome of Japanese premium sedan and the current model has been around since 2006. The introduction of the fifth-generation model is timely, thus Lexus will premier the new LS flagship at next month’s Detroit Motor Show.

Initial impressions of the teaser image reveals that the new LS will indeed receive the “spindle grille” treatment, as seen with modern Lexuses. It will also get slimmer LED headlamps.

Lexus claims the new LS is best described as a full-sized luxury sedan with bold exterior and coupe-like silhouette with a touch of “visionary technology”. Being the sedan to chauffeur the taukeys, it’s claimed that the limo car will not compromise roominess that will upset its targeted demographic.

Also, the new LS will be based on the stretched version of Toyota’s new GA-L premium rear-wheel drive platform that underpins the LC500h. Earlier this year, Lexus unveiled its halo car concept that wowed the world.2016 Lexus LC500h -

It’s likely the new LS could throw away its mature but mundane outlook, only to be replaced by the bits and pieces from the gorgeous LC500h. Back home, the current, fourth-generation Lexus LS is available at RM798k.

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